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FIRST SATURDAYS

Devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary on the first Saturdays of five successive months, as part of the revelations of the Blessed Virgin at Fátima, Portugal (1917). The faithful are to go to confession and on each of the five successive first Saturdays are to receive Holy Communion, recite five decades of the Rosary, and meditate on the mysteries for at least fifteen minutes.

All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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