HOLY FACE CONFRATERNITIES
The Holy Face of Jesus from the image of Veronica's veil
(The veil is kept in St. Peters Basilica, Rome.)
Joining or Starting a Holy Face Confraternity
Many people ask us about Holy Face Confraternities, such as how to join one or
start one. If you are interested in practicing this devotion regularly, our
recommendations are as follows:
1. Ask your
parish priest if you may start a confraternity in your parish. You may wish
to do a novena before asking as many "modernist" priests today may not have an
interest in this devotion.
2. If your
parish priest does not wish to allow a confraternity in your parish, you may
wish to contact people in your parish individually. People that are part of
existing prayer groups will normally have the most interest. If you find
some people that are interested, you can say the Holy Face Devotion prayers
with them regularly on your own.
3. If you can
find no one who is interested in practicing the Holy Face Devotion with you,
simply practice it on your own following the guidelines on our "Holy Face
Devotion" Page. Saying this devotion consists of some small
prayers daily, and some additional prayers on Sundays.
possible you may find confraternity information on other Holy Face Devotional
sites such as at
5. There is an
Archconfraternity of the Holy Face in Tours, France. Optionally, you may
write to them to have your name added to the member listing. This is
optional and does not affect saying the Holy Face Devotion in your parish or
on your own. Should you want to have your name added to the Archconfraternity member listing, you may write to them at:
Spirituel De La Sainte Face
8, Rue Bernard-Palissy
Video of the
Archconfraternity of the Holy Face in Tours, France:
Propagating the Holy Face Devotion on your own
Many people also ask us about how they can help propagate the Devotion of
Reparation to the Holy Face of Jesus. Here are the steps we recommend:
Give the Holy
Face Pamphlet and St. Theresa Flyer to your Pastor. Ask him to read them.
Tell him you're seeking his permission to place the pamphlets at the back of
the Church or in the book rack.
You might print
up and make copies of a note that could be stapled to the pamphlet inviting
anyone who is interested in saying the prayers of reparation in a group -
possibly after Sunday Mass - to contact you, but only if you feel inclined
to do so.
If you get your
Pastor's approval, have copies made of the pamphlet in a store that
specializes in copies. The picture will turn out better if you do this; or
you can download from our website, or contact us for pamphlets.
should contact us for a Holy Face Cross and free blessed chaplet. We
recommend a $4.50 donation for a cross and chaplets are always free.
and St. Theresa flyers to family and friends.
Precede all of
this with much prayer, or some type of novena, for the intention of the
success of your endeavor.