Novena to the Holy Face of Jesus

This novena begins nine days before Shrove Tuesday.  The Feast of the Holy Face of Jesus falls on Shrove Tuesday, the day before Ash Wednesday.

Feast of the Holy Face of Jesus - Shrove Tuesday


Offering of the Holy Face of our Lord Jesus Christ to God the Father - (in order to appease His justice and draw down mercy upon us)

Eternal Father, turn away Thine angry gaze from our guilty people, whose face has become unsightly in Thine eyes.  Look instead upon the Face of Thy Beloved Son, for this is the Face of Him in Whom Thou art well pleased.  We now offer Thee this Holy Face, covered with shame and disfigured by bloody bruises in reparation for the crimes of our age in order to appease Thine anger, justly provoked against us.  Because Thy divine Son, our Redeemer, hath taken upon His Head all the sins of His members, that they might be spared, we now beg of Thee, Eternal Father, to grant us mercy.  Amen.

An Aspiration to the Eternal Father - (to be frequently recited during the day)

Eternal Father, we offer unto Thee the Holy Face of Jesus, covered with blood, sweat, dust, and spittle, in reparation for the crimes of communists, blasphemers, and the profaners of the Holy Name and of the Holy Day.  Amen.

The Golden Arrow Prayer, in praise of the Holy Name of God - (dictated to Sister Marie of St.-Pierre by our Lord Jesus Christ)

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.