The devotion to the Holy Face has a long rich history. When the Holy Face devotion was first given in the 1840’s by Our Lord to Sr. Mary St. Peter. Our Lord wanted us to repair primarily for sins against the first 3 commandments that are sins against God himself!1. I, the Lord, am your God. You shall not have other gods besides me. 2. You shall not take the name of the Lord God in vain 3. Remember to keep holy the Lord’s Day
(see: Seeking the Face of Christ during Lent ) and can also be linked in God’s line of Providence with the Apparition of Our Lady at LaSalette in France 1846.
In 1846, Sr Mary of St, Peter was still receiving revelations on the Holy Face from our Lord when Our Lady appeared at LaSalette, France in 1846. With this in mind and seeing the state of the world today one should reflect seriously on the times we are in and the need for reparation. I believe this remedy to appease the anger of God (Devotion to the Holy Face) needs to be taken up for our time as well. I am starting the Novena to the Holy Face Today on Shrove Tuesday. I ask others to join with me. The Novena can be started anytime Nine days before Ash Wednesday is what Our Lord asked for but anytime especially during Lent is ok. Maybe a Novena to the Holy Face can be said in a parish 9 Days before good Friday.
Let us heed Our Lords Call for reparation for sins against the commandments that directly attack the majesty of God. For more Information on the Arch-confraternity to the Holy Face and the Defenders of the Holy Name of God Also See: Seeking the Face of God During Lent
“The executioners crucified me on Friday Christians Crucify me on Sunday!”
Our Lord to Sr. Mary of St. Peter: “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!'”
“Our Lord then made me see that this frightful sin of Blasphemy 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…How many TV shows blaspheme the Holy Name of God and we think nothing of it
At LaSalette Our Lady echoed 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.”
The Virgin Mary at LaSalette 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. The Punishments predicted at LaSalette are all in consequence for the lapse of Catholic’s and Christians in the practice of the faith! She foretold also a time after the Fatima Message and the appearance of the antichrist. The secrets given the children of LaSalette are called today “Our Lady’s Apocalypse”
Link for Novena Prayers to the Holy Face Because of my schgedule I could not start the Novena to the Holy Face until Shrove Tuesday! Our Lord wanted the novena 9 days before Shrove Tuesday but it may b e said any time especially during Lent. Will You Join me?