The Pontevedra apparitions
are the Marian apparitions
that Sister Lúcia
, the visionary of Our Lady of Fátima
, reported receiving while living in a Dorothean convent in Spain
Eight years after the Fátima
events, one of the seers, now called Sister Lúcia
was living in a Dorothean convent in Pontevedra
. She reported that on December 10, 1925 she experienced another apparition of the Blessed Virgin Mary
. On this occasion, in Sister Lucia's own words, the Virgin returned as She had promised at Fatima to relate the specific requirements for the Communion of Reparation on the First Saturdays.
Here is how Sister Lúcia
describes the appearance: "The Most Holy Virgin appeared to me, and by her side, elevated on a luminous cloud, was the Child Jesus. The Most Holy Virgin rested her hand on my shoulder and as she did so, she showed me a heart encircled by thorns, which she was holding in her other hand.
During this alleged apparition, the Child Jesus asked Sister Lúcia
to have compassion on His Mother, referring to her as the heavenly mother of Sister Lúcia.
At this point, the Virgin Mary is said to have set the parameters of the Five First Saturdays devotion
. If one fulfilled these conditions on the First Saturday of five consecutive months, the Virgin Mary promised special graces at the hour of death.
The devotion of the Communion of Reparation on the Five First Saturdays, mentioned by the Virgin at Fátima on July 13, 1917, and then confirmed... Read More