Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Feast of the Holy Face of Jesus

Shroud of Turin


To Sr. Mary of St. Peter,

Carmelite Nun of Tours, France, in favour of those who honour His Holy Face.

  1. "By My Holy Face you shall  work miracles."
  2. "By My Face you will obtain the conversion of many sinners."
  3. "Nothing that you ask in making this offering will be refused to you."
  4. "If you knew how pleasing the sight of My Face is to My Father."
  5. "As in a kingdom you can procure all you wish for, with a coin marked with the King's effigy, so in the Kingdom of Heaven you will obtain all you desire with the precious coin of My Holy Face."
  6. "Our Lord has promised me that He will imprint His divine likeness on the souls of those who honour His most holy Countenance."
  7. "All those who honour My Holy Face in a spirit of reparation will, by so doing, perform the office of the pious Veronica."
  8. "According to the care you take in making reparation to My Face, disfigured by blasphemies, so will I take care of yours, which has been disfigured by sin. I will reprint therein My image and render it as beautiful as it was on leaving the Baptismal font."
  9. "Our Lord promised me that all those who defend His cause in this work of reparation, by words, by prayers, or in writing, He will defend them before His Father; at their death He will purify their souls by effacing all the blots of sin and will restore to them their primitive beauty."

LORD Jesus Christ, in presenting ourselves before Thine adorable Face to ask of Thee the graces of which we stand most in need, we beseech Thee, above all, to grant us that interior disposition of never refusing at any time to do what Thou requirest of us by Thy holy commandments and divine inspirations. Amen.
O GOOD Jesus, who hast said, "Ask and you shall receive, seek and you shall find, knock and it shall be opened to you, " grant us, 0Lord, that faith which obtains all, or supply in us what may be deficient; grant us, by the pure effect of Thy charity, and for Thine eternal glory, the graces which we need and which we look for from Thine infinite mercy. Amen.
BE MERCIFUL to us, 0 my God, and reject not our prayers, when amid our afflictions, we call upon Thy Holy Name and seek with love and confidence Thine adorable Face. Amen.
ALMIGHTY and Eternal God, look upon the Face of Thy Son Jesus. We present It to Thee with confidence, to implore Thy pardon. The All-Merciful Advocate opens His mouth to plead our cause; hearken to His cries, behold His tears, 0 God, and through His infinite merits hearken to Him when He intercedes for us poor miserable sinners. Amen.
ADORABLE Face of my Jesus, my only love, my light and my life, grant that I may know, love and serve Thee alone, that I may live with Thee, of Thee, by Thee and for Thee. Amen.
ETERNAL Father, I offer Thee the adorable FACE of Thy Beloved Son for the honour and glory of Thy Name, for the conversion of sinners and for the salvation of the dying.
DIVINE Jesus, through Thy Face and Name, save us. Our hope is in the virtue of Thy Holy Name!

"O Jesus, through the merits of Thy Holy Face, have pity on us, and on the whole world". (Three times.)

These inestimable promises are drawn from the works of St. Gertrude, of St. Mechtilde and from the writings of' Sister Maria de Saint-Pierre, a Carmelite, who died at Tours, in the odour of sanctity.

Prayer of St. Therese of Lisieux 

St. Therese's name in Religion was 'Therese of the Child Jesus and the Holy Face' 

  "Jesus, Who in Thy bitter Passion didst become  

'the reproach of men and the Man of Sorrows,'  

I venerate Thy Holy Face on which shone 

the beauty and gentleness of Divinity.  

In those disfigured features I recognize Thine Infinite Love,  

and I long to love Thee and to make Thee loved....." 

'May I behold Thy Glorious Face in Heaven!' 

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