Day 1 Holy Face Novena

Holy Face Novena Alpha-Omega Prayer

Shroud of Turin
Shroud of Turin

Day 1

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Blessed Mother Pierina De Michelli

The Holy Face Novena begins on Sunday, February 8th, and will end on Tuesday, February 17th (Mardi Gras Tuesday before Ash Wednesday). Below is the “Alpha-Omega” prayer recited by Bl. Mother Pierina De Michelli and The Immaculate Conception Nuns, with all the love and reverence they could offer to The Holy Face of Jesus.

So many are suffering in the world and do not know God, we lift them up before the Holy Face of Jesus together with all those God has given us to love and those for whom we pray,  and all the intentions of the Church throughout the world.  Have confidence that God our Father will look upon the Face of His Son and hear our prayers.

Daily Preparatory Prayer

(to be said each day as you console the Holy Face)

O Most Holy and Blessed Trinity, through the intercession of Holy Mary, whose soul was pierced through by a sword of sorrow at the sight of the passion of her Divine Son, we ask your help in making a perfect Novena of reparation with Jesus, united with His sorrows, love and total abandonment.

Our Lady of Sorrows c.1670

We now implore all the Angels and Saints to intercede for us as we pray this Holy Novena to the Most Holy Face of Jesus and for the glory of the most Holy Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.  Amen.

First Day

Psalm 51: 3-4

Have mercy on me, O God in your goodness, in your great tenderness wipe away my faults; wash me clean of my guilt, purify me from my sin.

O most Holy Face of Jesus, look with tenderness on us who are sinners.  You are a merciful God, full of love and compassion.  Keep us pure of heart, so that we may see Thee always.  Mary, our mother, intercede for us.  Saint Joseph, pray for us.

Through the merits of your precious blood and your Holy Face, O Jesus, grant us our petition, …Pardon and mercy.

Prayer to Our Almighty Father

Almighty Father, come into our hearts, and so fill us with your love that forsaking all evil desires, we may embrace you, our only good.  Show us, O Lord our God, what you are to us.  Say to our souls, I am your salvation, speak so that we may hear.  Our hearts are before you; open our ears; let us hasten after your voice.  Hide not your Face from us, we beseech you, O Lord.  Open our hearts so that you may enter in.  Repair our ruined mansions, that you may dwell therein.  Hear us, O Heavenly Father, for the sake of your only Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.  Amen. (St. Augustine)

Pray one (1) Our Father, three (3) Hail Mary’s, one (1) Glory Be.

O Bleeding Face, O Face Divine, be every adoration Thine. (3 times)

St. Veronica, model of reparation to The Holy Face
St. Veronica, model of reparation to The Holy Face

“Behold, O God, our protector, and look upon the Face of Thy Christ!”

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