J.M.J. Our Lord visited Sister Lucia in Pontevedra, Spain, where she was a novice with the Dorothean Sisters, Jesus asked if she had "spread throughout the world what the heavenly Mother asked her to do." (Our Lord was referring to the devotion known as "The First Saturdays.")
"Lucia replied to the Child that the Mother Superior could do nothing to spread this devotion, to which Jesus replied, 'It is true that that Mother Superior on her own can do nothing, but with My grace, she can do everything.'
Sister Lucia was sen to the Dorothean Sisters' house in Tuy, Spain. "It was here that she saw the beginning of the spread of this devotion throughout the world. Sister Lucia's own mother was one of the first to embrace the First Saturday devotion . . . ."
"The devotion was officially approved in 1939."
--“First Saturday Bulletin,” World Apostolate of Fatima, USA (December 2015)