five first Saturdays starting today, you can offer them as a gift to Mary on May 13th, the 100th anniversary of the first apparition at Fatima. Too late to go to morning Mass? Then go to the vigil Mass in honor of Our Lady.
What are the requirements for first Saturday devotion? Go to Confession and attend Mass with the specific intention of making reparation for sins against Our Lady. Pray the rosary and spend fifteen extra minutes meditating on one of the mysteries of the rosary. You can go to Confession about eight days before or after the first Saturday as long as you are in the state of grace when you receive Communion.
If you begin with the Joyful Mysteries today and continue faithfully for the next five months you will be able to offer a garland of spiritual roses to Mary on the first Saturday of May to adorn her during her special month on the 100th anniversary. And how fitting it is to begin this on the eve of the Epiphany when the three kings came to worship her Son as the King of the universe and to celebrate Mary's great dignity as the Mother of God.
Every important goal begins with the first step. Let's begin together preparing this gift for Mary. And if you really want to put yourself in the proper frame of mind to understand Fatima, read about Fatima and the three seers. Lucia's memoirs about Jacinta and Francisco are jewels showing the deep spirituality of these little ones who were giants in the spiritual life. You can start here.