The Apparitions at Pontevedra (1925 - 1926)
After fostering for some time the wish to become a religious, in 1925 eighteen-year-old Lucy joined the Dorothean Sisters. She became a postulant at the Order’s convent at Pontevedra, Spain where Our Lady, as She promised in 1917, came to reveal to Lucy the first part of God’s plan for the salvation of sinners in our time of revolt against God: the reparatory Communion of the First Saturdays of the month.
Blasphemies against Her perpetual Virginity.
Blasphemies against Her divine Maternity, while refusing at the same time to recognize Her as Mother of men.
The blasphemies of those who publicly seek to place in the hearts of children indifference or scorn, or even hatred towards this Immaculate Mother.
The offenses of those who outrage Her directly in Her holy images.
We have in this communication from Our Lord one of the most important ideas in the Message of Fatima: since God decided to manifest His plan of love, which is to grant His graces to men through the mediation of the Immaculate Virgin, it seems that their refusal to submit with docility to that Divine Will is a sin which particularly wounds His Heart and for which He no longer finds in Himself any inclination to forgive. That sin appears unpardonable, for there is not, as far as Our Savior is concerned, any crime more unpardonable than to scorn His Most Holy Mother and to outrage Her Immaculate Heart, which is the sanctuary of the Holy Ghost.