THE HOLY FACE DEVOTION
as requested by Our Lord Jesus Christ. These prayers are to be said on Sundays and the Holy Days of Obligation, publicly (if possible), and preferably before the Blessed Sacrament or before the picture of the Holy Face.
Dear Lord, through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary, I (we) offer You these prayers in reparation for the sins which offend God the most in these modern times--the sins of BLASPHEMY and the PROFANATION OF SUNDAY and Your Holy Days of Obligation:
Father, Hail Mary,
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 far the conversion of sinners.
LITANY OF THE HOLY FACE OF JESUS
I salute Thee,
I adore Thee and I love Thee, O adorable Face of Jesus, my Beloved, noble
Seal of the Divinity! Outraged anew by blasphemers. I offer Thee, through
the heart of Thy blessed Mother, the worship of all the Angels and Saints,
most humbly beseeching Thee to repair and renew in me and in all men Thy
Image disfigured by sin.
Adorable Face of Jesus which was so mercifully bowed down on the Cross, on the day of Thy Passion, for the salvation of the world! Once more today in pity bend down towards us poor sinners. Cast upon us a glance of compassion and give us Thy peace.
O adorable Face
which became brilliant like the sun and radiant with glory, on the Mountain
of Tabor, have mercy on us.
Be merciful to us, O my God! Do not reject our prayers, when in the midst of our afflictions, we call upon Thy Holy Name and seek with love and confidence Thy adorable Face.
O adorable Face
which was washed and anointed by Mary and the holy women and covered with a
shroud, have mercy on us.
PRAYER TO OFFER THE HOLY
FACE OF JESUS TO GOD THE FATHER TO APPEASE HIS JUSTICE AND DRAW DOWN MERCY
Eternal Father, since it has pleased Our Divine Savior to reveal to mankind
in modern times the power residing in His Holy Face, we now avail ourselves
of this Treasure in our great need. Since our Savior Himself promised that
by offering to You His Holy Face disfigured in the Passion we can procure
the settlement of all the affairs of our household, and that nothing
whatsoever will be refused to us, we now come before Your throne.
Here are links
to high resolution
unframed photos of one of the Holy Face 2nd class relics
(rare painting of the Holy Face which was created and touched to
Veronica's veil in St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican in the late 1800's).
We offer a Holy Face Cross (pictured below) that can be used with this devotion. We suggest a small donation of $4.50 for a cross (our break-even cost), though we do not make this mandatory for those that cannot afford it. Donation information is on our Donations page.
To request a Holy Face Cross, please click here to send us an email. Please include your full name and address to ship to, along with where you heard about our site, and if you are able to donate. You may also mail your request to the postal address below. Note, due to heavy demand and only three members in this apostolate, it may take up to 8 weeks to receive.
Please note that we are a small apostolate and have a small inventory of Holy
Face crosses, so we normally cannot send our crosses in bulk. We typically ask
each person to request their own cross, so it is more likely each cross will be
properly used with the devotion. If you have a special need to order a large
number of crosses, please see our
bulk orders page. Also note that some orders may take several weeks to
arrive since we are overloaded at times. Thank you for your patience!
(With Ecclesiastical Approval)