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Night of Love

Overnight Vigil of Reparation

First Friday and First Saturday, October 6th and 7th


"O beloved Hearts of my Savior and my Mother, not just an hour, but an entire night!"

—St. John Eudes

Join us in prayer for an overnight Vigil of Reparation to the Sacred and Immaculate Hearts as we seek to live in imitation of Christ, who often spent the entire night in prayer, and to offer reparation for the countless sins committed against His Sacred Heart and the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

Devotions begin after the First Friday Mass (7:30 PM) on October 6th and continue into the First Saturday Mass (8:30 AM), followed by usual First Saturday devotions on October 7th, the Feast of Our Lady of Victory.

The night will include:

  • Full schedule of prayers in front of the Blessed Sacrament including:

  • Meditations on the mysteries of the Rosary

  • The Stations of the Cross

  • The Chaplet of Mercy

  • Confessions on Friday evening

  • Enrollment in the Brown Scapular

All-night vigils have been a practice in the Church since the earliest times. The all-night vigil is different from the forty-hour devotion or nights of holy hours in which different persons take turns throughout the night; rather, a full night of prayer is offered from the opening evening Mass to the closing Mass in the morning. It is a radical response of love.

The Night of Love has taken place at parishes all over the world and has brought forth great fruit.

"The (Fatima) Message asks us to undertake an apostolate on behalf of our brothers and sisters. It is a continuation of the mission of Christ on earth; we must be co-workers with Christ in His work of redemption, in the salvation of souls." —Sister Lucia

To give up an entire night of sleep is no small response.

So, come, spend time with Jesus and help with His great work of redemption to pray for the Church and its members who have fallen away.

More information on the Night of Love

The Night of Love vigil of reparation is a response to Our Lord’s request that reparation for the sins of mankind be made to His Sacred Heart and the Immaculate Heart, specifically on first Fridays and first Saturdays.

Our Lord, who in 1674 began appearing to St. Margaret Mary Alacoque and asked for Communions of Reparation on the First Fridays, later requested in the apparitions at Fatima, that the Communions of Reparation on First Saturdays be established throughout the world. He told Sister Lucia in the chapel at Pontevedra in 1925: “Have pity 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. I desire that the devotion to the Immaculate Heart of My Mother be placed alongside devotion to My Sacred Heart.”

A night vigil of reparation from First Friday evening to the First Saturday morning, developed from the Blue Army of Our Lady of Fatima, in 1969, as an ideal response to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary for reparation, and to place their devotion alongside each other. It fulfills Our Lord’s request of St. Margaret Mary to receive Holy Communion worthily and for a one-hour vigil on First Fridays in reparation, and Our Lady’s request for reparation on First Saturdays to her Immaculate Heart by going to confession, receiving Holy Communion, praying the Rosary and meditating for 15 minutes on the other mysteries of the Rosary.

And while the Sacred Hearts asked for only an hour on each of those days, generous souls in our particularly unfaithful times cry out, “O beloved Hearts of my Savior and my Mother, not just an hour, but an entire night!” (St. John Eudes).

Today, in response to the growing number of Catholics who have fallen away from the Church and belief in the Real Presence of Jesus, the World Apostolate of Fatima, USA, (Our Lady’s Blue Army) is asking parishes and dioceses to revisit the night vigil of reparation as a sacrifice of love to Our Lord and Our Lady. We invite you to come together as the Body of Christ on earth before the Eucharistic Body and Blood of Jesus, imploring His mercy and grace upon the Church and its members who have walked away, and on those who refuse His love and mercy. We offer this in union with our bishops and in support of their efforts at evangelizing the Faith to a post-Christian, secular world.

“Night vigilers pray in reparation for the wrongs in society and to obtain special graces and mercy for a sinful and sick world.” - Fr. Armand Dasseville, OFM Cap, St. John the Baptist Church, New York, site of the first all-night vigil of reparation, 1969.

Source: Night of Love | A Night Vigil of Reparation

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