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  1. lynnfiat

    lynnfiat Fiat Voluntas Tua

    Let us not forget to make our First Saturday devotion in reparation to Our Blessed Mother this Saturday, Dec 6. Please do what She has asked of us. If anyone does not know about the First Saturday devotion, please post a request for information and I will reply - God willing.
     
  2. Joanne

    Joanne New Member

    If I go to confession on Saturday and the vigil mass Saturday night (for Sunday) does this count? Or should it be a separate mass apart from the vigil mass?

    Thank you
     

  3. I promise to assist at the hour of death with the graces necessary for salvation all those who, in order to make reparation to me, on the First Saturday of five successive months, go to confession, receive
    Holy Communion, say five decades of the Rosary, and keep me company for a quarter of an hour, meditating on the fifteen mysteries of the Rosary. http://www.themostholyrosary.com/appendix2.htm

    The promise doesn't say anything about the Mass, it only mentions receiving Holy Communion (obviously in state of Grace). So of course it will be your chance at the vigil Mass to offer Holy Communion in reparation to Our Blessed Mother.
     
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  4. Joanne

    Joanne New Member

    Thank you. That clears it up for me.
     
  5. lynnfiat

    lynnfiat Fiat Voluntas Tua

    I believe Woman Clothed With the Sun replied correctly. The weekly vigil Mass accompanied the liturgical reforms of Vatican II, acknowledging the pastoral needs of workers and others who cannot keep the Sunday obligation. Pope John Paul II noted in 1998: “Because the faithful are obliged to attend Mass unless there is a grave impediment, pastors have the corresponding duty to offer to everyone the real possibility of fulfilling the precept. . . ." Therefore, your vigil Mass certainly does count for making your First Saturday. Remember that you must make 5 consecutive ones. Also, the 15 minute meditation in in addition to praying the Rosary. God bless you.
     
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  6. lynnfiat

    lynnfiat Fiat Voluntas Tua

    Forgot to mention: If you are unable to go to Confession on the First Saturday, you may go within 8 days either before or after.
     
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  7. lynnfiat

    lynnfiat Fiat Voluntas Tua

    TOMORROW IS FIRST SATURDAY
     
  8. lynnfiat

    lynnfiat Fiat Voluntas Tua

    31 December, 2014

    Dear privileged fellow travellers in the Divine Volition,

    Last day of the year and welcoming in the first day of the new year. Note indulgence and conditions. A partial indulgence is granted to the faithful, who recite the Te Deum in thanksgiving. But a plenary indulgence is granted, if the hymn is recited publicly on the last day of the year. Also, prayer for Pope Francis’ intentions and work of mercy.

    The sites below will provide you with the text of the Te Deum should you not have it.

    http://www.patheos.com/blogs/kathyschiffer/2012/12/the-te-deum-last-chance-for-a-plenary-indulgence-in-2012/ NOTE: At the end of article you can hear the Monks from the famous monestary Solesmes sing the Te Deum in Latin

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    First Friday and Saturday this week!!!

    Here is a small section of a booklet written by John Haffert, the great Fatima scholar and promoter. It is self-explanatory but a timely reminder!

    In this booklet called “God’s FINAL Effort” published by LAF in New York, Mr Haffert writes that the practice of the First Friday and First Saturdays “might be our last chance to prevent or to greatly mitigate, a worldwide chastisement.

    It took 200 years for the Church to respond to the ‘final effort’ of the Sacred Heart to deliver men from the reign of Satan. Now His Sacred Heart completes that final appeal through the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Our Lord told Sister Lucia that the delay in response to this appeal is now as it was when He first opened to the world the treasures of His Sacred Heart.

    It could soon be ‘too late.’”

    Another extract from Mr Haffert’s book -

    The All In One Night

    Altogether in the course of an entire month, only about six hours are needed to fulfill all the requests of both Hearts for the Friday vigils and the First Friday and Saturday Communions of Reparation.

    Finally moved by the appeal of the Hearts of Jesus and Mary, pierced by our sins, thousands of generous souls have now been inspired to combine all those hours in one night a month, crying out: ‘For Your Two Hearts, a night of reparation...from the eve of First Friday to the morning of First Saturday!’

    O, what a wonderful response to their final appeal of Love! How needed! How timely!

    Jesus, Who had asked for Communions of Reparation on the First Friday, now revealed through Sister Lucia of Fatima: ‘The time is coming when the rigour of My Justice will punish the crimes of various nations. Some of them will be annihilated.’

    Then, appearing with His Mother as She asked for the First Saturday Communions of Reparation, He said: ‘Have pity on the Heart of your most holy Mother, covered with thorns with which ungrateful men pierce it at every moment, and there is no one to make an act of reparation to remove them.’

    Now those who make the First Saturdays and the vigilers are responding to His great desire. He said: ‘I desire that devotion to the Immaculate Heart of My Mother be placed alongside devotion to My Own Sacred Heart.’

    Almost Perfect Response

    An all-night vigil, from the First Friday evening to the First Saturday morning, would seem the almost perfect response to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary for reparation. It seems to fulfill in a special way the wish of Our Lord: ‘That devotion to the Immaculate Heart of My Mother be placed alongside devotion to My Own Sacred Heart.’

    Praising these vigils, Pope John XXIII said: ‘This is the cloister brought into the world!’”

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    Newsletter No. 152 of the Pius Association attached. The Newsletter deals with immediate Feast of the New Year. It also has in it the Blessing for The Home on the Feast of the Epiphany - a long tradition in the Church.

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    FINALLY, for your reflection, a copy of my short homily this morning. You can place it in the Divine Volition!



    John 20:1-18 - Beginnings and endings

    Today is the last day of the year, BUT the gospel reading begins “In the beginning.…” Yesterday, Anna, though she was at the end of her life, was “looking forward,” NOT back. In the life of faith it is always the beginning. There are no dead ends for a Christian; an end is always a beginning of something - our task is make the new beginning lead to something immense.

    We live in an instant age where everything is fast and where there is not much sitting around waiting. This hasty and sometimes frenzied action of our culture has seeped into almost everything - even our spiritual journey. Some of us a blessed with having had an ‘Emmaus road experience’ in our lives, where we have been blessed with a conversion moment. IF you have had it, you know how special it is - something unique and very special from God. BUT it is the exception - no one keeps having them!

    A monk in The Melk Abbey (Germany) was showing a visiting monk from Thomas Merton’s Gethsemani abbey through the Melk abbey - he apologised to him for the many steps as they climbed the stairs. The visiting monk replied: “There are many steps in Gethsemani abbey, too,” Then he added: “I count them as I climb…. This is how I count them: one, one, one…!”

    In the spiritual life it is always a new beginning - and it is nearly always just one small step after another. Let that be our New Year resolution for 2015 -

    ‘Lord, help me take one small step each day with You!’

    Eternal blessings and mutual prayers for the arrival of the Reign. Fr Peter
     
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  9. lynnfiat

    lynnfiat Fiat Voluntas Tua

    Don't forget - First Friday and First Saturday this weekend!
     
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  10. lynnfiat

    lynnfiat Fiat Voluntas Tua

    REMINDER: This weekend is First Saturday. Let us do what Our Blessed Mother has asked of us. Let us make reparation to Her Immaculate Heart through Her request.
     
  11. Mac

    Mac "To Jesus, through Mary"

    [​IMG]First Saturday this Holy Saturday.

    "Behold, my daughter, my Heart encircled with thorns, with which ungrateful men pierce It at every moment by their blasphemies and ingratitude. Give me consolation, you, at least; and make known on my behalf that I promise to assist at the hour of death, with the graces necessary for salvation, all who on the First Saturday of five consecutive months confess their sins, receive Holy Communion, recite five decades of the Rosary, and keep me company for fifteen minutes meditating on the mysteries of the Rosary, with the purpose of making reparation to my Immaculate Heart."

    My latest vid
     
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  12. Infant Jesus of Prague

    Infant Jesus of Prague The More you Honor Me The More I will Bless Thee

    Johhn Haffert co founder of the World Apostolate of Fatima in Washington NJ.
    years ago in NJ I used to attend these nite vigils. they still go on in Central NJ, if you go to the website you might find a vigil near you.
    Its funny you posted this on Mr Haffert ,I just used my Blue Army Vigil book to make First Friday to the Sacred Heart ,had to make a Spiritual communion
     
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  13. Infant Jesus of Prague

    Infant Jesus of Prague The More you Honor Me The More I will Bless Thee

    From BLUE ARMY WEBSITE http://wafusa.org/first-saturday-devotion/

    The Motives for the Devotion While Sister Lucia was in the chapel with Our Lord during part of the night of May 29-30, 1930, He explained the motivation for the devotion. This explanation answered the question posed by her confessor about why the number should be 5 Saturdays and not 9 to correspond to the 9 First Fridays, or 7 to correspond with Our Lady’s 7 sorrows.

    There are 5 ways in which people offend and blaspheme against The Immaculate Heart of Mary:
    1. Offences or blasphemies against the Immaculate Conception – its denial and/or ridicule.
    2. Against Her perpetual virginity – that She had relations with Joseph and had other children.
    3. Against Her Divine Maternity, refusing at the same time to accept Her as Mother of all Mankind – denying that She is the Mother of God and our Mother.
    4. The implantation into children’s hearts of indifference, contempt and even hate against our Immaculate Mother.
    5. Insults directed against Her sacred images –displays of indifference or ridicule, and the infliction of damage to them.
     
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  14. lynnfiat

    lynnfiat Fiat Voluntas Tua

  15. Infant Jesus of Prague

    Infant Jesus of Prague The More you Honor Me The More I will Bless Thee

    Happy Birthday Mac ! wow,
    First Saturday and Holy Saturday ....What a birthday present !
    May Our Lady shower Blessings upon you and the Family....Peace : )
     
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  16. Mac

    Mac "To Jesus, through Mary"

    Thanks IJoP. When I was born in 69 ,it was Good Friday. And I was a cross for my mother ever after.:D
     
  17. Mac

    Mac "To Jesus, through Mary"

    “Have compassion on the Heart of your Most Holy Mother, covered with thorns, with which ungrateful men pierce It at every moment, and there is no one to make an act of Reparation to remove them.”
    upload_2015-5-1_22-35-51.jpeg Be counted among these...“You at least try to console Me''
     
  18. lynnfiat

    lynnfiat Fiat Voluntas Tua

    Jesus to Sr. Natalia of Hungary - "The Victorious Queen of the World."

    "Through My daughter (Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque), I gave the world great promises, but because of My infinite Goodness, now, I give much more. If people wish to gain the benefits of My promises, they must love and venerate the Immaculate Heart of My Mother. The greatest sign of this veneration will be to receive Holy Communion on Nine Consecutive First Saturdays, and in the same way, on Nine Consecutive First Fridays, after a preparation and a true repentance. Their intentions must be to console My Heart and, at the same time, the Immaculate Heart of My Mother."

    Sister Natalia: "When Our Lord told me the first time about these First Saturdays, I did not realize that the Blessed Virgin at Fatima asked for only Five First Saturdays, in comparison with the Nine First Saturdays mentioned in the Messages I received. Consequently, the authorities of the Church wanted me to ask the Savior why He asked for nine, while Mary asked for only five. The Divine Savior replied: "The request of My Mother for Five Saturdays is a sign of Her humility and consequently, She did not consider Herself worthy of receiving a devotion that is equal to Mine. My request is a sign of My love, I cannot bear the idea of demanding more for Me than for My Mother who is united with Me in Love."

    "Hence, I understood that Jesus would have us make reparation for Nine Saturdays because He had demanded for Himself, to Saint Margaret Mary, Nine First Fridays."

    To make a good Novena, follow these suggestions:

    Prepare yourself with true repentance, if possible go to Confession (within eight days before or after); receive Holy Communion on both days (First Friday and First Saturday) The intentions of the Novena must be "to console My Heart and, at the same time, the Immaculate Heart of My Mother."
     
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  19. Julia

    Julia Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us.

    Lynnfiat, lovely post. And to share with you, I have posted a testimony to 5 First Saturdays under the thread about Consecration to Immaculate Heart of Mary. In case Immaculate Heart of Mary devotees would like to read it; it is post no 142..

    I hope to make this 1st Saturday. There are just 5 First Saturdays until October when the Synod takes place, and then 4 First Saturdays to February 2016 completing the Novena.
    Nowadays health and vitality issues curtail my desires to fulfil these delightful Heavenly duties.
     
  20. Mac

    Mac "To Jesus, through Mary"

    Sound like Our Lord contradicted himself here ...
    It is sometimes asked why Our Lady asked for Communions of reparation on five first Saturdays, instead of some other number. Our Blessed Lord answered that question when He appeared to Sr. Lucia May 29, 1930. He explained that it was because of five kinds of offenses and blasphemies against the Immaculate Heart of Mary, namely: blasphemies against her Immaculate Conception, against her perpetual virginity, against the divine and spiritual maternity of Mary, blasphemies involving the rejection and dishonoring of her images, and the neglect of implanting in the hearts of children a knowledge and love of this Immaculate Mother.

    I think Ron is spot on about Sr Nat....http://www.unitypublishing.com/Apparitions/Apparitions New.htm
     

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