The Virgin gave Father Martinez a number of profound spiritual lessons. For instance she advised that the Lord did not like prayers made in a rush or ones that were recited mechanically. She recommended the Rosary with the reading of biblical citations (the Scriptural Rosary) and First Saturday devotions (Confession and Communion on the first Saturday of each month). She also urged the faithful to read the Word of God — and put it into practice.
Martinez said he was also shown a group who had been given the first Rosary. One man carried a large book, would read from it, and then the others would meditate. “After this period of prayer in silence, they then prayed the Our Father and tenHail Marys,” explained Martinez, who said the Virgin told him that many people pray for things that are “unimportant” when they should“ask for faith in order to have the strength so that each can carry his own cross.”