On 10th December 1925, the most holy Virgin appeared to sister Lucia, and by her side, elevated on a luminous cloud, was a child.
The most holy Virgin rested her hand on her shoulder, and as she did so, she showed to Sr Lucia a heart encircled by thorns, which she was holding in her other hand.
At the same time, the Child said: “Have compassion on the Heart of your most holy Mother, covered with thorns, with which ungrateful men pierce it at every moment, and there is no one to make an act of reparation to remove them.”
Then the most holy Virgin said: “Look, my daughter, at my Heart, surrounded with thorns with which ungrateful men pierce me every moment by their blasphemies and ingratitude. You at least try to console me. I promise to assist at the hour of death, with the graces necessary for salvation, all those, who on the first Saturday of five consecutive months shall confess, receive Holy Communion, recite five decades of the Rosary and keep me company for 15 minutes while meditating on the 15 mysteries of the Rosary (now 20 mysteries), with the intention of making reparation to me.”
Sr Lucia in the film “The Call to Fatima”