PRAYER IN HONOR OF THE HOLY FACE
O Jesus, who in Thy bitter passion didst become “the most abject of men, a man of sorrow,” I venerate Thy Sacred Face whereon there once did shine the beauty and sweetness of the Godhead; but now it has become for me as if it were the face on a leper! Nevertheless, under those disfigured features, I recognize Thy infinite Love and I am consumed with the desire to love Thee and make Thee loved by all men. The tears which well up abundantly in Thy sacred eyes appear to me as so many precious pearls that I love to gather up, in order to purchase the soul of poor sinners by means of their infinite value. O Jesus, whose adorable Face ravishes my heart, I implore Thee to fix deep within me Thy divine image and to set me on fire with Thy Love, that I may be found worthy to come to the contemplation of Thy glorious Face in heaven.
(500 days indulgence each time. Preces et Pia Opera, 1938, no 178, p.119)
O Blessed Face of my kind Savior, by the tender love and piercing sorrow of Our Lady as she beheld you in your cruel Passion, grant us to share in this intense sorrow and love so as to fulfill the holy will of God to the utmost of our ability. Amen.
The Holy Face of Jesus
(from the Holy Shroud of Turin)
“I firmly wish that my Face reflecting the intimate pains of my Soul, the suffering and love of my Heart, be more honored! Whoever gazes upon me, already consoles me…”
Our Lady to Sister Pierina (Holy Face Association)
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