The Devotion to the Holy Face – needed again NOW! – Make Reparation to God!

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The Holy Face of Jesus from the image of Veronica’s veil
(The veil is kept in St. Peters Basilica, Rome.  Also, this is the image that Ven. Leo Dupont had in his home in his private shrine, which is a copy of the original.)

First, I am blessed to be given the name of “Sr. Mary Maravillas of the Jesus and the Holy Face” that I will immediately be called upon entering Carmel.  I have always had a devotion to the Holy Face of Jesus so I was so over joyed to be given this title!  So you can understand this post! – besides the fact this devotion must be revived and used more than ever!

This devotion was given to a Carmelite nun in Tours, France in the 1840s during the horrible time of France’s horrors with the government and taking over of the Communists and the killing of priest and religious and the destruction and descration of churches, monasteries, chapels, etc.  Many Catholics were martyred and these demonic Communists tried to eliminate God’s Catholic church and the Catholic faith of the people.  God came to His people in the form of blessing them with the Holy Face Devotion to make reparation for the evils and blasphemies to the Holy Face, the Holy Name and the Holy Day, Sunday which, like in our times, is NOT being held holy.  Like then Our Lord talked about the desecration of Sundays with anti-God activities, shopping and games, etc.

We must ALL either renew (if you grew lax in this devotion) or start this devotion right away!  Our country is not only just being taken over by Communists and such but Muslims and Islam is an even greater evil!  God would have mentioned Muslims along with the Communists if they were the big threat like the Commies back then.  I implore all to start this devotion!  PLEASE DO GET THE TWO BOOKS BELOW AND PAMPHLETS, HOLY OIL, ETC FROM THE SITES LISTED BELOW ALSO!

Below is just a small sampling of this devotion.  To know, understand and love it all, please get the books!  Ven. Leo Dupont is a great example for us as he was a LAY PERSON, NOT a priest or religious!  Below near the end are prayers, a litany and chaplet.  One of the sites has a ‘send for a free Holy Face Chaplet’ offer – unless you have seen it sold elsewhere, but I haven’t checked.  Ven. Leo stood up and spoke out against these God-less people and stood up for his faith!  He didn’t hide and try to conform and wasn’t “politically correct” – though that term wasn’t around in his day, there has always been some form of it through history of people letting evil run rampant over their faith!  He would speak loudly out in restaurants on Fridays declaring he would NOT eat meat but fish and any Catholic who did was not worthy of them, etc.  Unfortunately, the Friday fast from meat is no more but it does not mean WE have to eat meat!

MIRACLE OF THE HOLY FACE/VERONICA’S VEIL IN THE VATICAN

in1849: Shortly after the death of Sister Mary of St. Peter, Pope Pius IX ordered public prayers be offered in all churches in Rome to implore God’s mercy on the Papal States due to revolution occurring at the time. As part of these public prayers, a three-day exposition of the relic of Veronica’s veil was held for public veneration at St. Peter’s Basilica. On the third day of the showing, a miracle occurred through which Our Lord’s face on the veil became very distinct and glowed with a soft light. The Canons of the Basilica ordered the bells rung at sight of the miracle, which attracted crowds of people. The miracle lasted for three hours, and was attested to by an apostolic notary during the incident.

That same evening etchings and representations of the effigy were made and touched to the relic of Veronica’s veil and later sent abroad. Afterward, a custom was introduced where copies of the veil were sent to Rome to be touched to the original veil, making them objects of special devotion. These copies are typically noted to have stamps and/or wax authenticating seals in the lower corner, indicating it was touched to the original veil.

A copy of this veil is the picture at the very top and a replica was hung by Ven. Leo Dupont in his home when he was alive and now still there but is an Oratory to the Holy Face for public veneration.

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Actual photo of Veronica’s Veil that is in the Vatican, now nearly 2,000 years old.

Fast and pray and have devotion to the Holy Face to make reparation and pray the  rosary!

The above is NOT meant as “shouting” as deemed by online etiquette, but to drill it into our heads to do it!  The links to Holy Face Devotion sites below ALSO have info and ways to start a Holy Face Devotion in your parish and families!

“Rejoice, My Daughter; because the hour approaches when the  most beautiful work under the sun will be born.”  Our Lord To Sister Mary of St. Peter

[Our Lord refers above to the work of reparation to the Holy Face, which He revealed is destined to be the means of defeating atheistic Communism and restoring peace to the world.]

Please go this link for a online copy of the Manual of the “Archconfraternity Holy Face” from 1887 that Venerable Leo Dupont put out on the Holy Face Devotions with the help of the Carmel of Tours – here.
This is a PDF file and 364 pages long – it is EXCELLENT!  It also has the Little Office of the Holy Name of God.

I have seen this info below to join the Confraternity of the Holy Face by writing the Buffalo Carmel – I believe this is still correct.  IF any readers know differently, please let me know and I will update this information:

TO JOIN THE HOLY FACE CONFRATERNITY write to:

CARMELITE MONASTERY
75 Carmel Road
Buffalo, New York 14214

Contact them for Holy Face materials, Holy Oil, and enrollment forms.

Also, please visit these sites:

The Holy Face Association for more information and hear their beautiful Gregorian Chant on the site, here.

Another great site is the Holy Face Devotion – The Defenders of the Holy Name of God, here.

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In Tours, France during the 1840’s a young Carmelite nun received a series of revelations from Our  Lord about a powerful devotion He wished to be established worldwide—–he devotion to His Holy Face. The express purpose of this devotion was to make reparation for the blasphemies and outrages of “Revolutionary men” [the Communists]—– WE MUST ADD THE MUSLIMS! —- through whom God is allowing the world to be chastised for its unbelief—–as well as for the blasphemies of atheists and freethinkers and others, plus, for blasphemy and the profanation of Sundays by Christians. Specifically, this devotion is the Divine tool given by God to defeat Communism, but it is also an instrument given to the individual devotee as a seemingly unfailing method of appealing to God in prayer—–through adoration of His Holy Face and Name.

Our Lord gave Sister Mary a short but powerful prayer called’ ‘The Golden Arrow,” by which a person can “shoot directly into the Heart of God” to heal the wounds inflicted on it by the malice of sinners. Of the 9 promises connected with this devotion, the first three are 1) “By My Holy Face you will work miracles;” 2) “By My Face you will obtain the conversion of many sinners;” and 3) “Nothing you ask in making this offering will be refused to you.” This devotion brought St. Therese to her great sanctity. Anyone who is searching for a spiritual method for fighting atheism, socialism, materialism and paganism and its programs and/or who is searching for a virtually infallible method of prayer will be delighted with The Golden Arrow devotions.

“Just as in an earthly kingdom money which is stamped with the picture of the sovereign or ruling executive of the country procures whatever one desires to purchase, so likewise in the Kingdom of Heaven, you shall obtain all that you desire by offering the coin of My precious Humanity which is My adorable Face.”

—— Our Lord To Sr. Mary of St. Peter

THE “GOLDEN ARROW” PRAYER

MAY the most holy, most sacred, most adorable, most incomprehensible and unutterable Name of God be always praised, blessed, loved, adored and glorified, in Heaven, on earth, and under the earth, by all the creatures of God, and by the Sacred Heart of Our Lord Jesus Christ in the Most Holy Sacrament of the Altar. Amen.  

After receiving this prayer, Sister Mary of St. Peter was given a vision in which she saw the Sacred Heart of Jesus delightfully wounded by this “Golden Arrow” as torrents of graces streamed from It for the conversion of sinners.

The aim of this little presentation is to revive devotion to the Holy Face of Jesus as a means of Reparation to God for the crimes committed against His Divine Majesty. The question may be asked, was not this Devotion of Reparation universally practiced in the Church some years ago? The answer is, yes, it was widespread for many years after the Brief of Pope Leo XIII canonically established the Archconfraternity of the Holy Face in 1885. Unfortunately, however, it was neglected and forgotten in the years immediately prior to the First World War in 1914. Was it not perhaps due to our failure to continue this Reparation, as demanded by Our Divine Lord in His revelations to the holy Carmelite of Tours, that God allowed the “malice of wicked men” to precipitate us into two world conflicts, with all their indescribable horrors?

And now, when we live daily on the verge of a Third World War, which threatens total destruction because of atomic weapons presently in the hands of our enemies, shall we at last embrace this reparation demanded by Our Lord? The “revolutionary men,” designated by Our Lord Himself as Communists [a state of political mind and intent apart from a specific organization: “Communism is not dead” as has been stated by the pundits among us, but is being revived in the new anti-God one world, one religion (pagan movement)], have so engulfed the world in turmoil that humanity faces destruction. This was the consensus of opinion from unimpeachable sources, including Pope Pius XII, who that there persists a general world condition which explode at any moment.”  TO THIS WE CAN AND MUST ADD THE MUSLIMS and ISLAM!  This Work of Reparation to God and the Holy Face is needed especially now but always!

Addressing Himself mystically to the pious Carmelite nun, Our Lord told her that especially to His priests He promises He will defend them before His Father in Heaven and give them His kingdom if they, through words, prayers or writings, defend His cause in this work of “reparation.” Pastors, therefore, and priests who desire to answer this call should endeavor, through regular procedure, to establish the Confraternity of the Holy Face in their parishes.


PROMISES OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST IN FAVOR OF THOSE WHO HONOR HIS HOLY FACE

   1. All those who honor My Face in a spirit of reparation will by so doing perform the office of the pious Veronica. According to the care they take in making reparation to My Face, disfigured by blasphemers, so will I take care of their souls which have been disfigured by sin. My Face is the seal of the Divinity, which has the virtue of reproducing in souls the image of God.
2. Those who by words, prayers or writing defend My cause in this Work of Reparation I will defend before My Father, and will give them My Kingdom.
3. By offering My Face to My Eternal Father, nothing will be refused, and the conversion of many sinners will be obtained.
4. By My Holy Face, they will work wonders, appease the anger of God and draw down mercy on sinners.
5. As in a kingdom they can procure all that is desired with a coin stamped with the King’s effigy, so in the Kingdom of Heaven they will obtain all they desire with the precious coin of My Holy Face.
6. Those who on earth contemplate the wounds of My Face shall in Heaven behold it radiant with glory.
7. They will receive in their souls a bright and constant
irradiation of My Divinity, that by their likeness to My Face they shall shine with particular splendor in Heaven.
8. I will defend them, I will preserve them and I assure them of Final Perseverance.

This prayer was dictated by our Lord Himself to Sister Mary of St. Peter. Opening His Heart to her, our Savior complained of blasphemy, saying that this frightful sin wounds His Divine Heart more grievously than all other sins, for it was like “a poisoned arrow.”

   After that, our Savior dictated the prayer, which He called “The Golden Arrow,” saying that those who would recite this prayer would pierce Him delightfully, and also heal those other wounds inflicted on Him by the malice of sinners. This prayer published above and on page two of the Golden Arrow segment of the Holy Face Devotion, is regarded as the very basis of the Work of Reparation. It is recommended for recitation on each of the thirty-three beads of the Holy Face Chaplet.


REVELATION OF OCTOBER 30, 1845

In this revelation our Lord imparts a most sublime instruction, showing the position of the Holy Face in relation to the Adorable Trinity Itself.

“REMEMBER, Oh, my soul, the holy instruction which your Divine Spouse imparted to you today concerning His adorable Face. Remember that this Divine Head represents the Eternal Father Who is unbegotten, that the mouth of this Holy Face represents the Divine Word, begotten of the Father, and that the two eyes of this adorable Face are the symbol of the reciprocal love of the Father and the Son, for these two eyes possess only one light, and one identical knowledge between them both, and they produce the one same love, which represents the Holy Ghost.

   Contemplate in His locks of hair the infinite number of the adorable perfections of the Blessed Trinity. Behold in this majestic Head that precious portion of the Humanity of the Savior which is the very Image of the Oneness of God.

   Now it is this adorable Savior’s Face brimming with ineffable mysteries which blasphemers cover with disgrace, renewing the bitter sufferings of His Passion, each time they assail the Divinity, for the Holy Face is the very Image of God!”

   In this exquisite communication, our Lord enders all His merits to Sister Mary of  St. Peter, as He tells her to pay with them the debts incurred by the sins of the nation. He encourages her zeal by disclosing to her that the Work of Reparation will ultimately be established.

OUR LORD continues to press me urgently to suffer for our country. He said to me:
“Just as I have taken on myself the sins of the whole world, so I now desire that you assume those of your nation. I Myself will suffer in you in order to appease the anger of My Father and I will give you all My merits by which you can pay the debts incurred by the sins of your country.”

I accepted our Lord’s proposal and then it was that I beheld myself as though covered with all the sins of the nation and I begged God’s forgiveness for these sins with the same shame as though I had committed these crimes myself. On another day when our Lord had insisted again that I make reparation for our whole country, I hesitated, hardly daring to believe that He could wish to make use of so common an instrument as myself for so great a task. He then said to me by way of comparison:

“As in the order of My Providence, in temporal affairs I give a particular ruler to a particular nation to be its sovereign, cannot I also, in the order of grace, assign a particular country to the care of a special individual in order that she should take charge of that country’s spiritual welfare? That is the reason why I now assign this particular nation to your special care and I urge you to pray and to sacrifice yourself in its behalf.”

After that our Lord declared:

“I again give you My Sacred Head so that you may offer it to My Father to appease His justice. Oh, if you but knew the power and the virtue that reside therein! And the reason why My Head possesses this power and virtue is because I have taken upon My Head all the sins of mankind so that My Members may be spared. Therefore, offer My Face to My Eternal Father for this is the means by which to appease Him.”

He then added:

“I desire this Work of Reparation. Although the fruits which you bear have not yet ripened be assured that finally the time will come when the Work shall be established.”


REVELATION OF NOVEMBER 22, 1846

Placing no bounds to the efficacy of the Devotion to the Holy Face, our Savior informs Sister Mary of St. Peter that the treasure of His Face is of such tremendous value that through It ALL matters can be settled! HERE IS the substance of a new revelation which our Lord gave me relative to the Holy Face:

“My daughter,” He said, “I take you today for my stewardess. I place My Holy Face in your hands that you may offer it unceasingly to My Father for the salvation of your country. Turn this Divine gift to good profit, for the treasure of My Holy Face in itself possesses such tremendous value that through It all the affairs of My household can readily be settled. Through this Holy Face you will obtain the conversion of many sinners. Nothing that you ask in virtue of the Holy Face will be refused you. Oh, if you only knew how pleasing is the sight of My Face to My Father!”

Although Sister Mary was until now apparently in fair health, following all the religious exercises prescribed by the Holy Rule, and performing all her duties as Portress Sister, she suddenly developed certain alarming symptoms, and after being examined by a physician, she was found to be mortally ill. Besides suffering from severe pulmonary tuberculosis, she also developed an ulcerated throat which fittingly symbolized her role in life, as that of a victim repairing especially for blasphemies uttered by the tongues of guilty men. For two and a half months she was unable to take any solid food whatever and subsisted only on a small quantity of liquids. Enduring her pains with resignation, and even joy, she almost constantly for the salvation of souls, while she to exchange this world for the next.

Shortly before she died she was asked about the to the Holy Face, to which she answered:

   “I have the greatest hopes. The plans of the wicked will be foiled! It was to accomplish this that the Work of Reparation to the Holy Face was revealed. Now that this is done my career is ended for it was for this Work that God had placed me on earth, as our Lord has made known to me. Oh how true it is that God has means of satisfying His justice which are unknown known to men.”

   Once when she was asked to apply certain of her sufferings for a special intention, she replied:

   “I do not know whether I am free to do so because I am entirely consecrated as a victim to the cause of the Work of Reparation.”

She died in the odor of sanctity on July 8, 1848, in the thirty-third year of her life, less than four months after the interview she had held with the Secretary who told her that while she was allowed to apply herself to the Work of Reparation, she was never again to ask for the establishment of the Work in the diocese. At the time this seemed, indeed, a difficult order to fulfill for one who was by Divine Providence selected as an apostle to work for the propagation of the Cult of the Holy Face as her particular mission in life . . .

After her death, Reparation through the Devotion to the Holy Face was chiefly kept up through the fervor of a wealthy retired lawyer of Tours, a devoted friend of the nun, Leo Dupont. Having procured a picture of the Holy Face, which was touched to the true relic of the veil of Veronica at the Vatican. this exemplary Christian hung it on a prominent wall of his drawing room before which he kept a lamp burning, as a token of veneration.

So many extraordinary favors were granted to those who prayed before this picture that the residence of Mons. Dupont became a private place of pilgrimage. For the next thirty years, to the end of his life [he died in 1876], Leo Dupont kept the flame of Reparation alive in his home for the benefit of all who wished to intercede to God before it. Three months after his saintly death, his home was transformed into a public chapel. Soon afterwards the Work of Reparation was referred to the decision of the Supreme Pontiff, Leo XIII, who wholeheartedly approved the Devotion, through the formality of a Papal Brief.

So was erected in perpetuity the Archconfraternity of Reparation in the Oratory of Leo Dupont, in 1885, where until the present day priests still carry out the mission of Sr. Mary of St. Peter, to whom our Lord revealed a hundred years ago ago the real weapon that is destined to overthrow Communism.

This weapon is Devotion to the Holy Face as a means of Reparation for the outrageous crimes of blasphemy, atheism, the crimes of modern freethinkers, and the profaners of the Lord’s Day, which are the evils that more than any other cry to heaven for vengeance and that today bring us face to face with the threat of nuclear war and which consequence would admittedly be the destruction of all civilization as we know it.

SOURCES:
1. 
THE GOLDEN ARROW, The Revelations of Sr. Mary of St. Peter”, TAN Books and Publishers, Ed., Dorothy Scallon with Imprimatur and  Nihil Obstat 1954 – available at Amazon here.

2.  “The Holy Man of Tours: The Life of Leo Dupont 1797 – 1876 – The Apostle of the Holy Face”, is also get another great book on the Holy Face Devotion also write Dorothy Scallon on Venerable Leo Dupont, the Frenchmen involved with this devotion and who was involved with the Carmel of Tours and lived during Sr. Mary of Peter’s time and was the first to read these revelations from Jesus to this Carmelite nun.  Her prioress gave him to read her revelations to see if he could help get this new devotion out.  This book is available at Amazon here.  Below are the covers of both books:

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PRAYERS FOR THE DEVOTION TO THE HOLY FACE:

THE GOLDEN ARROW PRAYER

MAY THE MOST HOLY, MOST SACRED, MOST ADORABLE, MOST INCOMPREHENSIBLE AND UNUTTERABLE NAME OF GOD BE ALWAYS PRAISED, BLESSED, LOVED, ADORED AND GLORIFIED, IN HEAVEN, ON EARTH AND UNDER THE EARTH, BY ALL THE CREATURES OF GOD, AND BY THE SACRED HEART OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST, IN THE MOST HOLY SACRAMENT OF THE ALTAR. AMEN.

After receiving this prayer, Sister Mary of St. Peter was given a vision in which she saw the Sacred Heart of Jesus delightfully wounded by this “Golden Arrow” as torrents of graces streamed from It for the conversion of sinners.

REPARATION PRAYER

Eternal Father, turn away Thy angry gaze from our guilty people whose face has become unsightly in Thine eyes. Look instead upon the Face of Thy Beloved Son, for this is the Face of Him in Whom Thou art well pleased. We now offer Thee this Holy Face, covered with shame and disfigured by bloody bruises in reparation for the crimes of our age in order to appease Thine anger, justly provoked against us. Because Thy Divine Son, our Redeemer, has taken upon His Head all the sins of His members, that they might be spared, we now beg of Thee, Eternal Father, to grant us mercy. Amen.


AN ASPIRATION TO THE ETERNAL FATHER TO BE FREQUENTLY RECITED DURING THE DAY

ETERNAL FATHER, we offer You the Holy Face of Jesus, covered with blood, sweat, dust and spittle, in reparation for the crimes of communists, blasphemers, and for the profaners of the Holy Name and of the Holy Day. Amen.


PRAYER TO REPRODUCE THE IMAGE OF GOD IN OUR SOULS

Our Lord told Sister Mary ot St. Peter that the Image to His Holy Face is like a Divine Stamp which, it applied to souls, through prayer, has the power of imprinting anew within them the Image of God.

I SALUTE THEE, I ADORE THEE, AND I LOVE THEE,
OH ADORABLE FACE OF MY BELOVED JESUS,
AS THE NOBLE STAMP OF DIVINITY!
COMPLETELY SURRENDERING MY SOUL TO THEE,
I MOST HUMBLY BEG THEE TO STAMP THIS SEAL UPON US ALL,
SO THAT “THE IMAGE OF GOD MAY ONCE MORE BE REPRODUCED BY ITS IMPRINT IN OUR SOULS. AMEN.


When Ven. Leo Dupont made a small shrine in his house with a perpetual burning oil lamp in front of a copy of Veronica’s Veil of the Holy Face that is in the Vatican (see picture at top of blog) that had the miracle take place with it, he had countless streams of people coming to pray before this image of the Holy Face several prayers – including the Golden Arrow and others above but also this Litany of the Holy Face written by Sr. Mary of St. Peter – and with Ven. Leo and a woman annointing the visitors with the holy from the lamp that burned before the Holy Face.  Countless miracles of healings, cures, conversions, etc. came about by God through Ven. Leo and from the thousands and thousands who wrote him and received in the mail the prayer pamphlets and little bottles of oil from the lamp burning in front of the Holy Face image in his house.

After his death, the Bishop of Tours turned Ven. Leo’s home into the Oratory of the Holy Face for all to visit and pray in.

A LITANY OF THE HOLY FACE IN REPARATION FOR BLASPHEMIES AND FOR THE CONVERSION OF BLASPHEMERS

The Litany of the Holy Face on our Holy Face Devotion webpage, and in our pamphlets, is the abridged version, as the full version is quite lengthy. Below is the full version of the  Litany of the Holy Face. This Litany was composed by Sister Mary of St. Peter, and approved by Mgr. Morlot, Archbishop of Tours, in 1847. By a Rescript dated 27th of January 1853, His Holiness Pope Pius IX grants to all who recite, with a contrite heart, these prayers in honor of the Holy Face of Jesus Christ an indulgence of 100 days for each time; applicable to the souls in Purgatory.

A LITANY OF THE HOLY FACE IN REPARATION FOR BLASPHEMIES AND FOR THE CONVERSION OF BLASPHEMERS

by Sr. Mary of St. Peter, Carmelite nun of Tours

Lord, have mercy on us.

Christ, have mercy on us.

Lord, have mercy on us.

Christ, hear us.

Christ, graciously hear us.

Holy Virgin Mary, pray for us.

(After each of the following phrases, say “have mercy on us”)

O adorable Face, which was adored with profound respect by Mary and Joseph when they saw Thee for the first time, have mercy on us.

O adorable Face, which in the Stable of Bethlehem didst ravish with joy the angels, the shepherds and the Magi,

O adorable Face, which in the Temple didst transpierce with a dart of love the saintly old man Simeon and the prophetess Anna,

O adorable Face, which was bathed in tears in Thy holy infancy,

O adorable Face, which, when Thou didst appear in the Temple at twelve years of age, didst fill with admiration the Doctors of the law,

O adorable Face, white with purity and ruddy with charity,

O adorable Face, more beautiful than the sun, more lovely than the moon, more brilliant than the stars,

O adorable Face, fresher than the roses of spring,

O adorable Face, more precious than gold, silver, and diamonds

O adorable Face, whose charms are so ravishing, and whose grace is so attractive,

O adorable Face, whose every feature is characterized by nobility,

O adorable Face, contemplated by angels,

O adorable Face, sweet delectation of the Saints,

O adorable Face, masterpiece of the Holy Ghost, in which the Eternal Father is well pleased.

O adorable Face, delight of Mary and Joseph,

O adorable Face, ineffable mirror of the Divine perfections,

O adorable Face, whose beauty is always ancient and always new,

O adorable Face, which appeasest the wrath of God,

O adorable Face, which makest the devils tremble,

O adorable Face, treasure of graces and of blessings,

O adorable Face, exposed in the desert to the inclemencies of the weather,

O adorable Face, scorched with the heat of the sun and bathed with sweat in Thy journeys,

O adorable Face, whose expression is all divine,

O adorable Face, whose modesty and sweetness attracted both the just and sinners,

O adorable Face, which gavest a holy kiss to the little children, after having blessed them,

O adorable Face, troubled and weeping at the tomb of Lazarus,

O adorable Face, brilliant as the sun, and radiant with glory on the Mountain of Tabor,

O adorable Face, sorrowful at the sight of Jerusalem, and shedding tears on that ungrateful city,

O adorable Face, bowed down to the earth, in the Garden of Olives, and covered with confusion for our sins,

O adorable Face, bathed in a bloody sweat,

O adorable Face, kissed by the traitor Judas,

O adorable Face, whose sanctity and majesty smote the soldiers with fear and cast them to the ground,

O adorable Face, stuck by a vile servant, shamefully blindfolded, and profaned by the sacrilegious hands of Thine enemies,

O adorable Face, defiled with spittle, and bruised by innumerable buffets and blows,

O adorable Face, whose Divine look wounded the heart of Peter, with a dart of sorrow and love,

O adorable Face, humbled for us at the tribunals of Jerusalem,

O adorable Face, which didst preserve Thy serenity when Pilate pronounced the fatal sentence,

O adorable Face, covered with sweat and blood, and falling in the mire under the heavy weight of the Cross,

O adorable Face, worthy of all our respect, veneration and worship,

O adorable Face, wiped with a veil by a pious woman on the road to Calvary,

O adorable Face, raised on the instrument of most shameful punishment,

O adorable Face, whose brow was covered with Thorns,

O adorable Face, whose eyes were filled with tears of blood,

O adorable Face, into whose mouth was poured gall and vinegar,

O adorable Face, whose hair and beard were plucked out by the executioners,

O adorable Face, which was made like to that of a leper,

O adorable Face, whose incomparable beauty was obscured under the dreadful cloud of the sins of the world,

O adorable Face, covered with the sad shades of death,

O adorable Face, washed and anointed by Mary and the holy women and wrapped in a shroud,

O adorable Face, enclosed in the sepulchre,

O adorable Face, all resplendent with glory and beauty on the day of the Resurrection,

O adorable Face, all dazzling with light at the moment of Thy Ascension,

O adorable Face, hidden in the Eucharist,

O adorable Face, which will appear at the end of time, in the clouds, with great power and great majesty,

O adorable Face, which wilt cause sinners to tremble,

O adorable Face, which wilt fill the just with joy for all eternity,

Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world, spare us, O Lord.

Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world, graciously hear us, O Lord.

Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, have mercy on us.

Found in the Manual of the Archconfraternity of the Holy Face (1887), pg 150.

A CHAPLET OF REPARATION

The chaplet was given by Our Lord to Sr. Mary of St. Peter to battle against the enemies of God, especially communists. Using this chaplet, additional prayers may be recited to make further reparation to Our Lord. 

Using a Chaplet or Rosary if no Chaplet:

On the Crucifix say:

Eternal Father I offer You the cross of Our Lord Jesus Christ and all the other instruments of His Holy Passion, that You may put division in the camp of Your enemies; for as Your Beloved Son has said, “A kingdom divided against itself shall fall.”

On the next five beads say:
1) May God arise and let His enemies be scattered and let those who hate Him flee before His Face!
2) May the thrice Holy Name of God overthrow all their plans!
3) May the Holy Name of the Living God split them up by disagreements!
4) May the terrible Name of the God of Eternity stamp out all their godlessness!
5) Lord, I do not desire the death of the sinner, but that he be converted and live. “Father, forgive them for they know not what they do.”

On the medal say:

the “Golden Arrow” prayer.

On the thirty three white beads say:

Arise, O Lord, and let Your enemies be scattered, and let those that hate You flee before Your Face.

On each of the six large beads say:
My Jesus, mercy” and one “Glory Be..”

On the medal at the end say:

the ejaculation: ETERNAL FATHER, I offer You the Holy Face of Jesus, covered with blood, sweat, dust and spittle, in reparation for the crimes of communists, blasphemers, and for the profaners of the Holy Name and of the Holy Day of Sunday.

(This ejaculation is also recommended to be recited frequently throughout the day).

The following prayer is also recommended after the above — “O Mary, conceived without sin Patroness of the United States of America, pray for us who have recourse to thee.”

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St. Therese of the Child Jesus and of the Holy Face
1885-1897: It is a well-known fact that St. Therese of Lisieux and her family  were amongst the first registered members of the Archconfraternity of  Reparation to the Holy Face at Tours France and that St. Therese herself was so  devoted to this that she added the title to her name at the time she took the  habit. This is  why you will often see St. Therese referred to as St. Therese of  the Child Jesus and of the Holy Face.
St. Therese kept a holy picture/prayer card of Sr. Mary of St. Peter always in her breviary (Divine Office book) as she had a great devotion to her Carmelite sister and her revelations of the Holy Face.
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