Seek His Face . . . Seek His Face
May God bless you
May God let His Face
shine on you and
be gracious to you.
May God show you His Face
and bring you peace.
The Image of
Prayer to reproduce the
image of God in our souls
Sister Mary of Saint Peter that the image of
His Holy Face
is like a Divine Stamp
which, if applied to souls, through
has the power of imprinting anew within
them the image of God.
I salute You, I adore You, and I love You; Oh Adorable
Face of my beloved Jesus as the noble stamp of the Divinity! Completely surrendering my
soul to Thee I most humbly beg Thee to stamp this seal upon us all, so that the image of
God may once more be reproduced by its imprint in our souls.
Seen above is the Holy Face of Jesus,
miraculously imprinted on the Shroud of Turin, the burial clothe of Our Lord. Devotion to
the Holy Face of Jesus, is a time honored and sacred tradition in the Catholic Church; and
one which brings down God's abundant blessings upon us.
"Through this Holy Face you will obtain the conversion of many sinners. Nothing that
you ask in virtue of the Holy Face will be refused you. Oh, if you only knew how pleasing
is the sight of My Face to My Father."
one considers that the Holy
Face of Jesus, is the very
manifestation of the Godhead,
visually represented for us in the person of
indelibly stamped upon His Sacred Humanity,
then a true and sincere devotion to the Holy Face of Jesus can be
seen for what it should always be, both a noble goal to achieve in our
humble hearts, and a vital necessity in our lives.
Devotion to the
of Jesus is devotion to the
the very essence of God's Divine
His omnipotent power,
His supreme authority
and dominion over all creation.
So henceforth let us look
upon the Face of God
with all the love
in our whole being and beg God
to give us the grace
to always love Him
more; and let us do so in the name of Christ Jesus, for the
God the Father Almighty.
Eternal Father, we offer You the Holy
Face of Jesus, covered with blood, sweat, dust and spittle, in reparation for the crimes
of Communists, blasphemers, and for the profaners of the Holy Name and of the Holy Day of
Eternal Father, turn away Your angry
gaze from all guilty people whose faces have become unsightly in Your eyes. Look instead
upon the face of Your Beloved Son, for this is the face of Him in Whom You are well
pleased. We now offer You this Holy Face, covered with shame and disfigured by bloody
bruises, in reparation for the crimes of our age, in order to appease Your anger, justly
provoked against us. Because Your Divine Son, our Redeemer, has taken upon His Head all
the sins of His people that they might be spared, we now beg of You, Eternal Father, to
grant us mercy.
Jesus, Who in Thy bitter Passion didst become "the most
abject of men, a man of sorrows," 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
of a leper! Nevertheless, under those disfigured features, I
recognize Thy infinite Love and I am consumed with with the
desire to love Thee and make Thee loved by all men. The
tears which well abundantly in Thy sacred eyes appear to me
as so many precious pearls that I love to gather up, in
order to purchase the souls 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.
FATHER, since Thou hast given me for my inheritance the
Adorable Face of Thy Divine Son, I offer that face to Thee
and I beg Thee, in exchange for this coin of infinite value,
to forget the ingratitude of souls dedicated to Thee and to
pardon all poor sinners.