Mary's Peace Plan
IN 1917, OUR LADY OF FATIMA OFFERED TO US A PEACE PLAN FROM HEAVEN. She especially stressed, for the Body in any state of life, to make daily offerings of penance and reparation and to complete the First Saturday Devotion. The First Saturday Devotion can be completed more than once...it can be a lifelong charitable practice in repairing the Heart of Mary and as an expression of love for God.
~ Make a daily offering of the sacrifices demanded by your daily duty according to your state in life.
This can be accomplished by making use of the prayers taught at Fatima while making the daily offerings, such as the Sacrifice Prayer: “Oh Jesus, it is for love of Thee, for the conversion of sinners, and in reparation for the sins committed against the Immaculate Heart of Mary.”
~ Say at least 5 decades of the Rosary each day while meditating on the Mysteries.
The Rosary may seem like an insignificant thing in the light of the magnitude of the evils of today’s world, but it is the weapon given to us by Our Lady. She merely asks our cooperation, and she will do the rest. It is like the slingshot of David that killed the mighty enemy because the power of God was behind it. Thus, as the saying goes, he who prays the Rosary has the power of God in his hand.
~ Wear the Scapular of Our Lady of Mount Carmel as a sign of your consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
When asked if the Scapular was necessary in order to fulfill the message of Fatima, Sr. Lucia, a seer at Fatima, said “Yes.” She went on to say “The Rosary and the Scapular are inseparable.”
~ To accomplish the Saturday Devotion in a spirit of penance for sinners and reparation to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. The First Saturday Devotion is a series of prayers and penance offered to Our Lady on five consecutive first-Saturdays-of-the-month. This goes hand in hand with the daily offerings of penance and reparation, deepening them and spreading peace. The requirements are to:
1. Make a worthy Confession within 8 days or as soon as possible.
2. Receive Holy Communion.
3. Pray 5 decades of the Rosary.
4. Keep Mary company by meditating for an additional 15 minutes on the Rosary Mysteries.