Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Devotion To The Holy Face Of Our Lord By M. Eleanore (Mary Eleanore), Mother, 1890-1940 part 8.


In reparation for blasphemies and for the conversion of blasphemers

Lord, have mercy on us. Christ have mercy on us.

Lord, have mercy on us. Christ, hear us. Christ, graciously hear us.

Holy Virgin Mary, pray for us.

O adorable Face, which was adored with profound respect by Mary and Joseph when they saw Thee for the first time, have mercy on us.

Gloria Patri.

O adorable Face, which in the stable of Bethlehem ravished with joy the angels, the shepherds, and the wise men ,  (I adore Thee.)

O adorable Face, which in the Temple transpierced with a dart of love the saintly old man Simeon and the prophetess Anna ,  (I adore Thee.)

O adorable Face, which was bathed in tears in Thy holy infancy,

O adorable Face, which, appearing in the Temple, filled with admiration the Doctors of the Law, O adorable Face, whose charms were so ravishing, and whose grace was so attractive,

O adorable Face, whose every feature was marked by nobility,

O adorable Face, contemplated by the angels,

O adorable Face, sweet delectation of the Saints,

O adorable Face, masterpiece of the Holy Ghost, in which the Eternal Father is well pleased,

O adorable Face, delight of Mary and Joseph , (I adore Thee.)

O adorable Face, ineffable mirror of the divine perfections,

O adorable Face, which appeases the wrath of God,

O adorable Face, which makes the devils tremble,

O adorable Face, treasure of graces and of blessings,

O adorable Face, exposed in the desert to the inclemencies of the weather,

O adorable Face, which was bathed with sweat in Thy journeys and scorched with the heat of the sun,

O adorable Face, whose expression was all divine,

O adorable Face, whose modesty and meekness attracted both just and sinners,

O adorable Face, troubled and weeping at the tomb of Lazarus , (I adore Thee.)

O adorable Face, brilliant as the sun and radiant with glory on Mount Thabor,

O adorable Face, sorrowful at the sight of Jerusalem, and shedding tears over that ungrateful city,

O adorable Face, bowed to the earth in the Garden of Olives, and covered with confusion for our sins,

O adorable Face, bathed in a bloody sweat,

O adorable Face, whose sanctity and majesty struck the soldiers with fear and cast them to the ground,

O adorable Face, struck by a vile servant, shamefully blindfolded, and profaned by the sacrilegious hands of Thy enemies,

O adorable Face, defiled with spittle and bruised by so many buffets and blows , (I adore Thee.)

O adorable Face, whose divine look wounded the heart of Peter with repentant sorrow and love,

O adorable Face, humbled for us at the tribunals of Jerusalem,

O adorable Face, which preserved Thy serenity when Pilate pronounced the fatal sentence,

O adorable Face, covered with sweat and blood, and falling in the mire under the heavy weight of the Cross,

O adorable Face, wiped with a veil by a pious woman, on the road to Calvary,

O adorable Face, raised on the instrument of the most shameful punishment,

O adorable Face, whose incomparable beauty was obscured under the dreadful cloud of the sins of the world , (I adore Thee.)

O adorable Face, covered with the sad shades of death,

O adorable Face, washed and anointed by Mary and the holy women, and wrapped in a shroud,

O adorable Face, enclosed in the sepulcher,

O adorable Face, all resplendent with glory and beauty on the day of the Resurrection,

O adorable Face, all dazzling with light at the moment of Thine Ascension,

O adorable Face, hidden in the Eucharist,

O adorable Face, which will appear at the end of time, in the clouds, with great power and majesty , (I adore Thee.)

O adorable Face, which will cause sinners to tremble,

O adorable Face, which will fill the just with joy for all eternity, Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world, Spare us, O Lord.

Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world, Graciously hear us, O Lord. Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world, Have mercy on us.


I salute Thee, I adore Thee, and I love Thee, O Jesus my Saviour, outraged anew by blasphemers, and I offer Thee, through the heart of Thy Blessed Mother, the worship of all the angels and saints, as an incense and a perfume of sweet odor, most humbly beseeching Thee, by the virtue of Thy sacred Face, to repair and renew in me and in all men Thy image disfigured by sin. Amen.

Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be, etc. (One hundred days’ indulgence applicable to the souls in Purgatory— Pope Pius IX, Jan. 27, 1853.)