Devotion to the Holy Face of Jesus
This site introduces the devotion in honour of the Holy Face of Our Lord Jesus Christ.
Gazing upon the face of Christ crucified unites us with all His sorrows, love and total abandonment.
"Every time My Face is contemplated I will pour out My Love into the hearts of those persons, and by means of My Holy Face the salvation of many souls will be obtained."
(Our Lord Jesus Christ to Sister Pierina)
Our Lord, in visions to Sister Marie of Saint Peter, requested that a devotion to His Holy Face be established. He gave her the Golden Arrow prayer as a remedy to the "poisoned arrows" of blasphemy. Later, Sister Pierina, was urged to spread the devotion, and to have a medal cast.
The Feast of the Holy Face was established by Pope Pius XII upon Shrove Tuesday (the day before Ash Wednesday, the start of Lent). A beautiful novena in honour of the Holy Face may be said on the nine previous days, culminating on the feast day.
Two miraculous images are associated with the Holy Face Devotion - Veronica's Veil, said to be the cloth used by Saint Veronica to wipe the face of Jesus during his passion; and the Holy Shroud of Turin, believed by the faithful to be burial cloth of Christ, which despite being the most scientifically studied object ever, still baffles scientists.
Devotion to the Holy Face centres around the Consecration of the Home, as confirmed by Saint Pius X. As revealed to Sister Pierina, Tuesday is a day of reparation to the Holy Face, in front of the Blessed Sacrament. With the wearing of the medal, (or Holy Face Scapular), one completes the consecration to the Holy Face, and gains the blessings promised.
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