Blessed Francisco, God’s Sadness,
and the Five First Saturdays
Do Jesus and His Mother need our consolation? Are they not now in Heaven beyond all pain and suffering? Indeed they are. But, in some mysterious way, sin hurts
them. For sin is love rejected! And love rejected cannot but cause some mysterious pain to Our Lord who is the
Head of the Church which is revealed to us as the Mystical Body of Christ. When the body (i.e. men) suffer on account of sin, the Head too suffers in some way, more or less as the head in a human being suffers when some members experience suffering.
Blessed Francisco said, I love God so much! But He is very sad because of so many sins! We must never commit any sins again. And, I am so sorry to see Him sad like that! I offer Him all the sacrifices I can think of.
The second promise of the Five First Saturday Devotion is a promise of salvation for some of the worst sinners, who offend God by outrages committed against His Mother. People committing these sins are falling into hell in great numbers, as was revealed on July 13, 1917, when Our Lady came to Fatima to ask the Faithful to compensate for these horrible offenses. Blessed Francisco of Fatima, who loved the hidden Jesus’, understood, and was moved with empathy because God is sad. From May till October 1917, and for the rest of his life, he dedicated all his efforts toward trying to console God. The Five First Saturday Devotion is intended to do this. Let us join with Blessed Francisco, and compassionate Our Lord and Our Lady every First Saturday by the consoling practice of the Communions of Reparation, a solace given by
us to God Himself.