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Less than nine years after the great public miracle at Fatima, Our Lady returned, as She had promised in 1917, to ask for the Consecration of Russia and the Five First Saturday devotions.
On December 10, 1925, Our Lord and Our Lady appeared to Sister Lucy to explain Their request for the Five First Saturdays of Reparation, asking Sister Lucy to promote it. Initially, Sister Lucy tried to comply, but encountered obstacles from her confessor and superior. As a consequence, Sister Lucy had stopped trying. Then on February 15, 1926, two months and one week later Our Lord returned to ask Lucy what she was doing to promote the Five First Saturdays. Sister Lucy recounts that in Pontevedra, Spain, outside the garden of the house of the Dorothean Sisters where she was a postulant at that time:
"... I was very busy with my work ... I was going to empty a garbage can outside the garden. At the same place, a few months before, I had encountered a child, whom I asked if he knew the Hail Mary. He had answered Yes, and I had asked him to say it with me, to hear him say it. At the end of three Hail Marys, I asked him to say it alone. Since he kept silence and seemed unable to say it alone, I asked him if he knew the church of Saint Mary. He said yes. Then I told him to go there every day and say this prayer: O my Heavenly Mother, give me Your Child Jesus! I taught him this prayer, and I went away.
"So, on February 15, coming back as usual (to empty the garbage can), I found a child there who seemed to be the same one as before, and I asked him: Did you ask our Heavenly Mother for the Child Jesus? The child turned to me and said: And you, have you revealed to the world what the Heavenly Mother asked you? And, having said that, he turned into a resplendent child."