Friday, August 25, 2006

The Holy Face


Jesus, may the contemplation of Your sufferings move me with the greatest compassion, as they moved St. Veronica when she wiped Your Holy Face on the road to Calvary; make me hate my sins, and kindle in my heart a more fervent love for You. Imprint Your Image in my mind so that I may never forget what my sins have done to You. Guide me, that I may one day be transformed into Your likeness. My beloved Jesus, grant that I may never cease to love You, and do with me as You will. Amen.

Holy Face of Jesus, Be my joy. Holy Face of Jesus, Be my strength. Holy Face of Jesus, Be my health. Holy Face of Jesus, Be my courage. Holy Face of Jesus, Be my wisdom. Holy Face of Jesus, Image of the Father, Provide for me. Holy Face of Jesus, Mirror of Thy Priestly Heart, Be my zeal. Holy Face of Jesus, Gift of the Spirit, Show me Thy love. Holy Face of Jesus, saddened by sorrow, Grant my requests through Thy merits. Amen.

~~by Rev. Emery Pethro (Two Hearts Network)

"The 'Veronica's Veil' is seen at the Saint Veil monastery in Manoppello, central Italy, August 24, 2006. Pope Benedict XVI will make a pilgrimage to a remote monastery in the Abruzzo region, east of Rome, next week to visit the mysterious icon which many believe shows the face of Christ. Picture taken August 24, 2006. REUTERS/Dario Pignatelli (ITALY).


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