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February 20, 2011

History of Devotion to the Holy Face an early revelation concerning Communism-A sister devotion to Fatima Message!

Devotion to the Holy Face was an early revelation from heaven concerning Communism and was the Divine medicine given by God for the time (1800s) to help defeat it. It is, therefore, the sister-devotion to the Fatima devotion – necessary to save the world. There are many people who say that the present “collapse” of Communism is a deception, and that these devotions are needed now more than ever before.

was followed by two world wars, the murder and enslavement of billions of people by Communism, and an unprecedented increase in sin and loss of the faith.

A copy of the miraculous image on Veronica’s veil.
(The actual veil is kept in St. Peter’s Basilica, Rome.)

This Catholic Devotion is rooted in the representation of the face of Christ said to have been left on a veil used by a holy woman in tradition called Veronica. She is depicted in the 6th station of the cross: Veronica wipes the face of Jesus. Our Lord was moved at this act of compassion and left the imprint of his adorable face on her veil

Sister Marie of St Pete with the Golden Arrow.
The three rings symbolize the Holy Trinity

The devotion had its beginings in Tours, France around 1840, when a young Carmelite nun, named Sr. Mary of St Peter, received a series of revelations from Our  Lord about a powerful devotion He wished to be established worldwide-----the 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] through whom God is allowing the world to be chastised for its unbelief. Also reparation for the blasphemies of atheists and freethinkers and others, plus, for blasphemy and the profanation of Sundays by Christians.   An Archconfraternity of the Holy Face was finally established in Tours, France, in 1884; and its members make reparation for the blasphemies hurled at Christ.

In 1846, Sr Mary of St Peter was still receiving revelations
on the Holy Face from our Lord when Our Lady appeared in LaSalette, France. 
In 1846 Sr Mary of St Peter was still receiving revelations on the Holy Face when Our Lady came to LaSalette in France.  She stated the very same concerns that Our Lord told to Sr. Mary of St. Peter in Tours France. Namely  that she could no longer hold the arm of her son back from chastising humanity because  of  the profanation of Sundays and taking the Lord’s name in vain.  I gave you six days to work, I kept the seventh for myself, and no one wishes to grant it to me. This is what weighs down the arm of my Son so much. Those who drive carts cannot speak without putting the name of my Son in the middle. These are the two things which weigh down the arm of my Son so much.

Our Lady weeping while sitting on a rock
representing the rock of Peter the church

She also foretold future calamities concerning society, from 1846 when the message was first given to the coming of the Antichrist. All in consequence for the lapse of Catholic's in the practice of the faith!  Looking also towards a time after the Fatima Message and the apperance of the antichrist.  The secrets given the children of LaSalette are called today "Our Lady's Apocalypse" At the time the church did not accept the messages of Melanie to hard to accept at the time. But today after the scandals and betrayls by the clergy we see the message is for our day. The cause for Melanie has been introduced at Rome.  

The Virgin Mary at LaSallette predicted that the harvest would completely fail. In December 1846, most of the popular crops were disease stricken, and in 1847 a famine hit Europe which resulted in the loss of approximately one million lives, including one hundred thousand in France alone. Cholera became prevalent in various parts of France and claimed the lives of many children. The demise of the Second French Republic with the Franco-Prussian War (1870–1871) and the communist uprising of the Paris Commune of 1871 were also predicted.

Concerning the Church, Our Lady at LaSallatte predicted that Catholic faith in France and the world, within the civilian population as in the Catholic hierarchy of priests and bishops would diminish greatly because of many sinful acts from laity and clergy. Wars and tribulations would occur if mankind did not repent, and the total destruction of the cities of Paris and Marseille would occur near the end. France the eldest daughter of the church! At Fatima Our Lady predicted the annihilation of many nations

Humanity was warned, through the secret message delivered to Mélanie, for the coming of the Antichrist and the end of times. To Maximin, she supposedly predicted the conversion of England in the final phase of the apocalypse!   The message has so much bearing for this time I provide a link for it to be read in its entirety!

The Text of the Secrets of Our lady of La Salette
"Our Lady's Apocalypse" http://bit.ly/e9TtCa
                                                                                                                                                                        In addition, a devout and pious nun, around 1936 Sr. Pierina, who died in 1945, was given many visions through Our Blessed Lady who appeared to her, as did Our Lord Jesus. They urged her to make reparation for the many insults Jesus suffered in His Passion, to his holy face such as to be slapped, spit upon and kissed by Judas, as well as now being dishonored in many ways in the Blessed Sacrament by neglect, sacrileges, and profanations. “I will that My Face, which reflects the intimate pains of My Spirit, the suffering and the love of My Heart, be more honored. He who meditates upon Me, consoles Me”“Every time my Face is contemplated I will pour out my love into the heart of those persons, and by means of my Holy Face the salvation of many souls will be obtained”. She further reported that Jesus wanted a special Feast on the day before Ash Wednesday in honor of His Holy Face, to be preceded by a Novena (9 days) of prayers.

She was given a medal which on one side bore a replica of the Holy Shroud and the inscription: "Illumina, Domine, vultum tuum super nos." [O Lord, the light of Thy countenance shine upon us.] On the reverse side was a radiant host with the words: "Mane nobiscum, Domine." [Stay with us, O Lord.] After great difficulties, Sr. Pierina obtained permission to have the medal cast. Even the expenses for the casting were miraculously met when she found on her desk an envelope with the exact amount of the bill-----11,200 lire.  The Evil Spirit showed his chagrin and rage at the medals by flinging them down and burning the pictures of the Sacred Face, and beating the nun savagely.

The devotion to the Holy Face given in 1840s  was to have the
  These are the principal sins which in modern times are provoking the anger of God. 

Sr. Mary of St. Peter wrote that “Our Lord then made me see that this frightful sin wounds His Divine Heart more grievously than all other sins, showing me how by BLASPHEMY the sinner curses Him to His Face, attacks Him publicly, nullifies His Redemption, and pronounces his own judgment and condemnation…

The Savior made me understand that His justice was greatly irritated against mankind for its sins but particularly for those that directly outrage the Majesty of God – that is, Communism, Atheism, cursing, and the desecration of Sundays and the Holy Days. He said, “The executioners crucified me on Friday, CHRISTIANS CRUCIFY ME ON SUNDAY”.

THIS ASSOCIATION of the devotion to the Holy Face  

·        …Each day, in a spirit of REPARATION, members are to say one Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be To The Father, and the “Golden Arrow” prayer. On Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation ALL the prayers of reparation are to be said.
·        Members must refrain from work on Sundays themselves, and do what is in their power to see that others stop all unnecessary servile work on the holy days of the Lord.
·        …Members should wear a special cross with the words “Blessed be the Name of God”, on one side, and “Begone Satan!” on the reverse, which gives a special resourcefulness to conquer the demon of blasphemy.
·        Every time one hears a curse he should repeat the two short inscriptions on each side of the cross, and he will thus overcome the evil one, and render glory to God.

This devotion 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. "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’S REVELATIONS WERE FOLLOWED BY 30 YEARS OF MIRACLES attesting to the truth and power of this devotion. In 1885 Pope Leo XIII, by papal brief, established this devotion as an Archconfraternity; and contrary to custom, immediately established it FOR THE ENTIRE WORLD. It was universally practiced until a few years before World War I  And then our Lord sent his Mother once again. This time to Fatima!

         To Sr. Mary of St. Peter, Carmelite Nun of Tours, France, in favor of those who honor His Holy Face.
1.      By offering My Face to My Eternal Father, nothing will be refused, and the conversion of many sinners will be obtained.
2.      By My Holy Face, they will work wonders, appease the anger of God and draw down mercy on sinners.
3.      All those who honor My Face in a spirit of reparation will by so doing perform the office of the pious Veronica.
4.      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.
5.      Those who by words, prayers or writing defend My cause in the Work of Reparation, especially My priests, I will defend before My Father, and will give them My Kingdom.
6.      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.
7.      Those who on earth contemplate the wounds of My Face shall in Heaven behold it radiant with glory.
8.      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.
9.      I will defend them, I will preserve them and I assure them of Final Perseverance.

1885-1897: This was also the favorite devotion of St. Theresa of the Child Jesus and of the Holy Face.  She has said that the suffering, wounded Face of her dear Jesus was the foundation of all her piety. At the age of twelve, St. Theresa and her whole family registered as members of the Archconfraternity of Reparation to the Holy Face in Tours, France. Pope St. Pius X called St. Theresa “The greatest Saint of modern times”. She was so devoted to this devotion to the Holy Face 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" Since St. Therese's devotion to the Holy Face has become known, this devotion has spread worldwide.

As requested by Our Lord Jesus Christ. These prayers are to be said on Sundays and 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 Thee 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 Thy Holy Days of Obligation: One Our Father, Hail Mary, and Glory Be To The Father

Dictated by Our Lord to Sister Mary of St. Peter

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.

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 treasure of My Holy Face in itself possesses such tremendous value
that through It ALL the affairs of My household can readily be settled.”
1.   By offering My Face to My Eternal Father, nothing will be refused, and the conversion of many sinners will be obtained.
2.   By My Holy Face, they will work wonders, appease the anger of God and draw down mercy on sinners.
All those who honor My Face in a spirit of reparation will by so doing perform the office of the pious    
        Our Lord To Sr. Mary of St. Peter, Carmelite Nun of Tours, France, in favor of those who honor His Holy Face.

The following link you may obtain more information on this devotion http://holyfacedevotion.com/  and download a pamphlet http://holyfacedevotion.com/pamphlet.htm  that has been printed in an attempt to revive this extremely important devotion to the Holy Face of Christ, which He wants to last until the end of time.


  1. Is that the correct website for the Holy Face devotion? I've seen both http://holyfacedevotion.com/ and http://www.holyface.org/ and the two sites seem to claim different things: I think they differ in the promises and requirements that are supposed to accompany this devotion. Also the former urges the use of the Image from Veronica's Veil, while the latter urges the use of the Image from the Shroud of Turin.

    Which site am I to trust? Which of the two is correct? :(

    1. I looked over both links you provided and I think either of them can be trusted regarding the devotion to the Holy Face.

      Any image of the Holy face that moves you to greater devotion may be used. In looking over the links I feel any slight differences in each site should not be a cause for concern they are not doctrinal.

      One of the links has a Holy Face Association you can join for $20. I would suggest finding a Carmelite Monastery that has the Holy Face Association aggregated to them.

      The promises associated with the devotions over the centuries may have been piously exaggerated or added on too. The main concern should be our response to the devotion leaving any promised rewards up to God in the next life!

  2. This is a beautiful blog. Thank you very much. I try to spread devotion to the Holy Face in Ireland. http://www.adverts.ie/necklaces-pendants/holy-face-medal-and-prayer-card/496313