THE DEFENDERS OF THE HOLY NAME OF GOD
The Holy Face of Jesus from the image of Veronica's veil
(The veil is kept in St. Peters Basilica, Rome.)
Become A Brave Defender
Of The Holy Name Of God Through the Holy Face Devotion!
Have you heard about the devotion of reparation to the Holy Face of Jesus?
It is a devotion that was first heard of through a Carmelite Nun named
Sister Mary of St. Peter in France, 1844, who stated Our Lord revealed this
devotion to her at Mount Carmel. Sister Mary of St. Peter stated that Our
Lord wanted this devotion to be spread throughout the world with the goal of
making reparation for the sins which offend God.
When a man named Leo Dupont took this devotion and started practicing it
privately in his home nearby, repeated first class miracles started occurring,
which lasted for a period of over 30 years! This immediately became the talk of
France, and attracted the attention of the Catholic Church, who investigated and
publicly recognized the miracles as authentic. These miracles attest to the
authenticity of the revelations from Our Lord to Sister Mary of St. Peter.
In 1885, to bring attention to the importance of this devotion, Pope Leo XIII
established this special devotion as an Archconfraternity; and contrary to
custom, He immediately established it for the ENTIRE WORLD. Note that numerous
indulgences have been granted from several Popes, including Pope Pius IX and
Pope Leo XIII, to those devoted to Devotion to the Holy Face of Jesus. Here are
copies of the actual papal briefs by Pope Leo XIII in 1885:
First Papal Brief
(December 16, 1884)
Second Papal Brief
(April 22nd, 1885)
Third Papal Brief
(October 1, 1885)
Indulgences Granted by Pope
All remaining information on the Holy Face Devotion, including information on
how to obtain a Holy Face Cross and chaplet to assist with this devotion, are
available via the menu above.
Note that Saint Therese of Lisieux was also very dedicated to this devotion,
which prompted to take the name, "Therese of the Child Jesus and of the Holy
This devotion was universally practiced before World War I but unfortunately,
has since become scarcely known. This website has been created in an attempt to
revive this important devotion.
Many wonderful promises are attached to this devotion, which can be seen on our
Revelations page in the menu above. To understand how this devotion came about
and the miracles associated with it, see our Timeline page as well.
ALERT: Please be aware of the "Holy Face of
Manoppello" hoax making the rounds on the Internet and in recent books. This has nothing to do with the Holy Face devotion as outlined
on this website. Please see our article, "The
Holy Face of Manoppello Hoax" for more information.
Immaculate Heart of Mary Apostolate, 2016