In 2007, our apostolate published articles about the history of the Holy Face devotion and started to promote it. We later put these articles together to make a little booklet to aid in the spreading of this devotion.
We have since distributed tens of thousands of these booklets all over the world.
However, we discovered that we are all out and need to reprint. During this Holy Week, we humbly ask for assistance with this and hoping that some will find it possible to assist us with the cost of the reprinting of this little booklet.
Is it possible for you to send a donation for this cause?
The following is a few thoughts about Holy Week and the devotion to the Holy Face.
The above words of the title of this email are from Christ, Himself, to Judas on Holy Thursday after the Last Supper and His agony in the garden as Christ went to meet his traitor to accept from him a kiss of betrayal. This act of treachery against the Holy Countenance of Jesus ended with Judas' demise with his suicide and his presumed eternal damnation.* [*This was a belief held by the Catholic Church for over 2000 years but now is challenged by certain persons in high levels of authority.]
On the other hand, Our Lord had prophesied to Peter that He would deny Him three times before a rooster crowed with this words:
"Amen I say to thee, that in this night before the cock crow, thou wilt deny me thrice." [Matt. 26:34]
This Peter recalled as he denied him a third time and thus he went out and wept bitterly, the Bible says. Thus Peter genuinely repented for his sin.
It is as though, once again, by example, God teaches us that each of us has choices to be faithful or not.
Moreover, both involved His Sacred Countenance - one act was a condemnation of the sinner and the other act caused a conversion.
It is our will, heart and soul which moves us to act. Thus, Christ, Himself, warned us to pray without ceasing. And also to "watch and pray that you do not enter into temptation."
In these actions above and even along the Way of the Cross to Golgotha, conversions to sanctity took place. They can be found in Veronica, Simon of Cyrene, Dismas and Longinus.
Alternately, condemnations were seen in those who mocked Christ with the example of the bad thief and others.
It is these terrible sins of blasphemy, and sacrilege against the Holy Personage and Visage of Christ that call out for reparation to His Holy Face and His Most Holy Name of Jesus.
On Palm Sunday in the Epistle,, we are reminded of the Golden Arrow prayer that is at the very heart of the devotion to the Holy Face with these words:
"...Wherefore, God also hath exalted him, and hath given him a name, which is above every name: that in the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those that are in heaven, on earth, and under the earth; and that every tongue should confess, that the Lord, Jesus Christ..."
Please consider making reparation and homage to Our Lord's suffering countenance that reflects all of His sadness, grief, pain and humiliations that were inflicted upon Him!
Please keep us in your prayers!
Let us also remember to pray for those who injure Our Lord who is already so much offended!
Golden Arrow Prayer
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 in the hells, 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.
Chaplet of the Holy Face
Let us prepare to have a fruitful Holy Week and therefore a Most Blessed Easter!
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