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Summer 1995

THE FATIMA CRUSADER
Issue 49
 

I. Introduction: "To Whomever Embraces This Devotion, I Promise Salvation"
by Frère Michel de la Sainte Trinité
On June 13, 1917, Our Lady promised salvation to whomever embraces devotion to Her Immaculate Heart. This article introducing the Magnificent Promise for the Five First Saturdays explains what a profound grace Our Lady has promised, in exchange for the simple and loving devotion to Her Immaculate Heart, especially through making the Five First Saturdays.

II. Pontevedra: The Apparitions and the Message
by Frère Michel de la Sainte Trinité
Extracted from Volume II of The Whole Truth About Fatima by Frère Michel de la Sainte Trinité, this article explains the apparition of Our Lady and Jesus to postulant Lucy at Pontevedra on December 10, 1925. Here Lucy was given the devotion of the Five First Saturdays and asked to propagate it.

III. The Great Promise and Its Conditions
by Frère Michel de la Sainte Trinité
In this article Frère Michel provides a detailed explanation of the Five First Saturdays devotion, including the great promise Our Lady made to souls who make the Five First Saturdays and the conditions necessary for fulfilling this devotion.

  1. The First Saturday of five consecutive months
  2. Confession
  3. The Communion of Reparation on the First Saturdays
  4. Recitation of the Rosary
  5. The fifteen minute meditation on the Fifteen Mysteries of the Rosary
  6. The intention of making Reparation

IV. The Spirit of the Devotion of Reparation: The Revelation of May 29, 1930
by Frère Michel de la Sainte Trinité
In the apparition of May 29 at Tuy, Spain, Our Lord gave Sister Lucy the reasons for Five First Saturdays and why the devotion must be made in a spirit of reparation. This article describes the blasphemies committed against the Immaculate Heart of Mary and the need to make reparation for them.

Appendix I: Sister Lucy explains the Reparatory Devotion of the First Saturdays
by Frère Michel de la Sainte Trinité
There is nothing more capable of touching our hearts than reading Sister Lucy's own beautiful words on her well-loved devotion of the Five First Saturdays and her meditations on reparatory devotions, including how to pray the Rosary.


Appendix II: A Brief Background: What is Fatima?

What is Fatima? This article provides basic background information on Fatima, the three seers, Church approval of the Fatima apparitions, Our Lady's saving Message, and what you can do to help. It also explains that Fatima is Heaven's intervention to save us from persecution, war, annihilation, enslavement and hell.

"The Magnificent Promise for the Five First Saturdays" is an extract from the series The Whole Truth About Fatima by Frère Michel de la Sainte Trinité.

Copyright© Frère Michel de la Sainte Trinité CRC 1984 Original French Language Edition. English translation copyright© Frère Michel de la Saint Trinité CRC 1989.


IMPRIMATUR,  Archbishop Benedict To Varpin, Archbishop of Madang, June 5, 1995