Holy Face Novena – Day 1

The Holy Face Novena this year begins on January 31st, and continues for the nine days preceding The Feast of the Holy Face of Jesus on Tuesday, February 9th (or Mardi Gras Tuesday, the day before Ash Wednesday).  Each days prayers will be posted for the novena and the Act of Consecration to the Holy Face will be posted on The Feast of the Holy Face.  (All Novena prayers may also be found in the tab above.) 

“I firmly wish that my face reflecting the intimate pains of my soul, the suffering and love of my heart, be more honored!  Whoever gazes upon me already consoles me.” (Our Lord to Blessed Mother Pierina De Micheli)

 Holy Face Novena Alpha-Omega Prayer and Act of Consecration to The Holy Face for ourselves and our families

Shroud of Turin
Shroud of Turin

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Bl. Mother Maria Pierina De Micheli known for her extraordinary devotion to The Holy Face of Jesus and The Holy Face Medal

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.

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.

“All those who, attracted by my love, and venerating my countenance, shall receive, by virtue of my humanity, a brilliant and vivid impression of my divinity.  This splendor shall enlighten the depths of their soul, so that in eternal glory the celestial court shall marvel at the marked likeness of their features with my divine countenance.”  (Our Lord Jesus Christ to St. Gertrude)

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. (Psalm 51:3-4)

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.

Holy Face of Tours, France
Holy Face of Tours, France

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!”

2 thoughts on “Holy Face Novena – Day 1

  1. Sandra Wall January 31, 2016 / 12:10 pm

    Blessings Dear Pat,

    Thank you so much! I am always in awe of your beautiful blog and it is such a grace receiving it! I am excited to pray the Holy Face Novena! May you and your beautiful family be abundantly blessed by spreading this cherished devotion!

    May His Radiant Face shine on us always into eternity,

    Sandy

    Sent from my iPad

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