This is the Centenary year of the Fatima apparitions, and so this is a good moment to look back exactly one hundred years this very month of July, to the July 13, 1917 apparition of our Lady to the three Fatima children.
This was the most important of all six apparitions in terms of content, since it was on this occasion that she gave them a secret in three parts. The first part was a momentary but terrifying vision of Hell, while the third part was revealed in the year 2000, and showed a Pope being killed at the top of a mountain before a rugged cross.
This article, though, is essentially about the second part of the secret, since in this our Lady made a specific request which is very important if we are to bring about peace in our world. This request was for the Communion of Reparation on the First Saturdays, a devotion which involves Confession, Holy Communion, and praying the rosary and mediating on it for 15 minutes, all done in a spirit of reparation.
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