1. ABOUT THE DEVOTION
2. CHAPLET OR CROWN OF THE HOLY FACE
3. DOUBLE CROWN OF THORNS NOVENA
FOR THE HOLY SOULS AND THE CONVERSION OF SINNERS
4. ROSARY IN HONOR OF THE SACRED FACE
5. PRAYER OF ST. THERESA OF JESUS [LISIEUX]
TO THE HOLY FACE and HOLY FACE PRAYER FOR SINNERS
6. VARIOUS SHORTER PRAYERS IN HONOR OF THE CROWN OF THORNS OR THE HOLY FACE:
PRAYER TO THE SACRED HEAD OF OUR LORD, SEAT OF WISDOM
PRAYERS OF REPARATION TO THE HOLY FACE OF JESUS with CROWN OF THORNS PRAYER
OFFERING OF THE HOLY FACE TO APPEASE GOD'S JUSTICE AND DRAW DOWN MERCY UPON US
7. O SACRED HEAD by St. Bernard
8. THE GOLDEN ARROW DEVOTION
9. GOLDEN ARROW PRAYERS
10. VERONICA'S VEIL
11. COMMON QUESTIONS ABOUT THE SHROUD OF TURIN
ENGRAVING OF THE SUDARIUM OF ST.
VIEW A JAVA APPLET OF THE HOLY FACE:
THE LITANY OF THE SACRED HEAD
THE THIRTY-THREE PETITIONS IN HONOR OF THE SACRED HUMANITY
OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST WITH PRAYER TO THE HOLY FACE
DEVOTION TO THE HOLY FACE OF JESUS
This ancient and venerable Catholic practice is rooted in the representation of the face of Christ said to have been left on the towel or veil used by a holy woman thought to be named, Veronica. An Archconfraternity of the Holy Face was established in Tours, France, 1884; its members make reparation for the blasphemies hurled at Christ. Since St. Therese's devotion to the Holy Face has become known, this devotion has spread worldwide.
In addition, a devout and pious nun, Sr. Pierina, who died in 1945, was given many visions through Our Blessed Lady who appeared to her, as did Our Lord Jesus. They urged her to make reparation for the many insults Jesus suffered in His Passion, such as to be slapped, spit upon and kissed by Judas, as well as now being dishonored in many ways in the Blessed Sacrament by neglect, sacrileges, and profanations.
She was given a medal which on one side bore a replica of the Holy Shroud and the inscription: "Illumina, Domine, vultum tuum super nos." [O Lord, the light of Thy countenance shine upon us.] On the reverse side was a radiant host with the words: "Mane nobiscum, Domine." [Stay with us, O Lord.] After great difficulties, Sr. Pierina obtained permission to have the medal cast. Even the expenses for the casting were miraculously met when she found on her desk an envelope with the exact amount of the bill-----11,200 lire.
The Evil Spirit showed his chagrin and rage at the medals
them down and burning the pictures of the Sacred Face, and beating the
In 1940, when the Second World War had the world in
saw a wide
distribution of the medal: soldiers, sailors and pilots were provided
with the replica of the Holy Face since the medal was already famous
its miracles and countless spiritual and temporal favors.
In Our Blessed Mother's own word, the medal is a weapon
a shield for courage, a token of love and mercy and which her Divine
wished to give the world in these troubled days of lust and hatred for
God and His Church. Devilish snares have been set to rob the hearts of
men of their faith while evil spreads the world over. Genuine apostles
are few. A Divine remedy to all these evils will be the Adorable Face
her Son, Jesus.
Whoever wears this medal and, if possible, pays a visit
to the Blessed
Sacrament on Tuesday in a spirit of reparation for the outrages
by the Holy Face of Our Blessed Savior during His Passion and those
on Him every day in the Sacrament of His Divine Love, will be granted
gift of a strong Faith and the grace to fly to its defense, conquering
if need be, all exterior and interior difficulties. Moreover, they are
promised a happy death with special assistance of Christ Himself.
The very first medal of the Holy Face was offered to our
Pius XII; then the whole world became acquainted with this special
object of holy favors and devotion. No soldier taken as a prisoner of
and who wore the medal was ever executed. Our Blessed Lord requested
a special feast be instituted to honor His Holy Face on Shrove Tuesday.
Pope St. Pius XII obeyed and had this day set aside to honor the Holy
TO RECEIVE A MEDAL OF THE HOLY FACE WRITE, SENDING A SELF-ADDRESSED, STAMPED ENVELOPE TO:
P.O. Box 1000, Station A
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