There are many, many wonderful, dedicated Catholics expending their resources and efforts calling for the Consecration of Russia, which can only be accomplished by a humble and obedient Pope and Bishops. In other words, by people who do not presently exist in this poor Church. In contrast, how few expend their efforts promoting something much simpler and within the grasp of all, or most Catholics. The First Saturdays of Reparation are something we can do and should do.
First Saturdays of Reparation are Essential in Order to Obtain the Consecration of Russia
That statement, that the First Saturdays are essential to fulfilling the requests of Our Lady of Fatima and end the chastisement which is unfolding in the auto-demolition of the Church is so obvious and incontrovertible. I am not normally a contentious person, but I defy anyone who reads this to prove otherwise. I realize that Father Rostand has done much, within the Society of St. Pius X in America to promote this devotion, but beyond the confines of the SSPX, in the larger areas of traditional Catholicism, I see little being done. Why?
Why are not more devout Catholics working to promote this essential devotion?
I believe it is the fatigue, similar to the battle fatigue that sets in, in wartime, because we are in a spiritual war, after all. But we can ill afford to ignore these simple and necessary steps asked for by Our Lady of Fatima.
Traditional Catholics, in their newspapers, magazines and blogs and in their comments on blogs and forums, do a very good job of identifying the problems that beset the Church today. They clearly understand the actions that are harming the Church, and yet we all seem adrift in helplessness. Why? Why indeed, when Our Lady of Fatima has spoken quite clearly since 1917, foretelling the evils to befall us and offering her remedy. On numerous blogs I see so many devout Catholics, far more intelligent and capable than I am bewailing the problem, pointing out the errors, and yet how few vigorously call for the First Saturdays of Reparation asked for by Our Blessed Mother time and again.
If everyone who posted on the problems in the Church would give at least some of their effort to promoting the First Saturdays of Reparation, we could be certain of a generous response from the Immaculata, who never fails her children. Please help promote this essential devotion.
As a reminder, First Saturdays of Reparation consist of:
- Confession (may be within 8 days either before or after).
- Holy Communion
- 5 Decade Rosary, “o terzo”, Portuguese for one third. This precludes the “Luminous Mysteries” which were never asked for by Our Lady, but added by Pope John Paul II.
- 15 minutes of visiting with Our Lady in reparation, while meditating on mysteries of her Rosary
Each of the above steps, that is, Confession, Communion, Rosary and meditation must be offered in a spirit of reparation to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
To repeat: The message of Fatima demands worldwide repentance, reparation through the First Saturdays and through one’s daily duties of state. Until this is done, we have no chance for a restoration of the faith through the Consecration of Russia.Pray the Rosary and confound the devil!
~ posted by evensong ~