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rosary workshop - RDSP.2872, CDSP.2872 - RDSP.2673, CRDSP.2673 - Holy Face of Jesus
 SECRET of THY FACE II
inspired by the devotion of the Holy Face


HOPE IN THEE II - RDSP.2872
OF THEY SWEETNESS - RDSP.2673
DEVOTION TO 
THE HOLY FACE OF JESUS 
The inspiration of this chaplet (or 5 decade rosary) to the Holy Face of Jesus was encouraged by our visitors. Not just one or two over a period of several years but from a remarkably large group of people who know and deeply understand this devotion. Because of this, we have been in the process of collecting information this past year as we recognized the sense of urgency that this devotion be renewed on a larger scale.
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Above my computer is a picture of Jesus - he looks down on these efforts. Only now do I realize that it is not only a picture of Jesus but the image of of His Most Holy Face. 
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THE DEVOTION IS RETURNING
The Holy Face is a devotion that has enjoyed a long history but seemed to die off around the time of Vatican II along with the rosary itself. It was never intended for either to be forgotten, nor was it anticipated. It simply happened. But the Devotion of the Holy Face is being revived by inspired people to whom God has spoken. The prayers themselves are prayed on a standard 5 decade rosary.
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FROM AN OLD TRADITION
Devotion to the Holy Face, A little booklet on the devotion to the Passion and His Face as practiced by some of the greatest saints -- on one of our Church's oldest traditions! Therese the Little Flower. Saint Bernard. It is based on revelations beginning in 1844 to a nun named Sister Mary of Saint Peter, who was told to spread this practice to the world! 
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SITE ORIGINALLY DEDICATED ON THE FEAST OF THE HOLY FACE
SHROVE TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28 2006 - (one of those 'coincidences')

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 THANK YOU FATHER MARK
We are grateful for each and every person who wrote requesting we use the Holy Face Cross (see below) on their rosary instead of a crucifix. We are grateful for those who have promoted its devotion through the wearing of this cross (see on rosaries below) and medal along with those who are teaching others the importance of this devotion. 
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We especially thank  Fr. Mark Daniel Kirby, O.Cist. from the Abbey of Santa Croce in Gerusalemme (Rome), who has graciously shared a few of his homilies on the Feast of the Holy Face (Shrove Tuesday) These homilies open up this devotion of the Holy Face of Jesus in a special way and invite us to ponder and enter into His Face, more deeply.
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sharings by Father Mark Daniel
4 HOMILIES   -   PRAYERS
ECCLESIA de EUCHARISTIA
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... THE SECRET of THY FACE ...
HOLY FACE OF JESUS - SHROUD OF TURIN
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PSALM 30:20,21
( A prayer of a just man under affliction.)
20 O how great is the multitude of thy sweetness, O Lord, which thou hast hidden for them that fear thee! Which thou hast wrought for them that hope in thee,  in the sight of the sons of men. 21 Thou shalt hide them in THE SECRET OF THY FACE from the disturbance of men.  Thou shalt protect them in thy tabernacle from the contradiction of tongues. 21. O how great is the multitude of thy sweetness, O Lord, which thou hast hidden for them that fear thee! Which thou hast wrought for them that hope in thee, in the sight of the sons of men.




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 JASPER AND WOOD
A treasury of picture jasper stones formed by the word of God and drawn from the depths of the earth, were chosen to make this special rosary dedicated to the Holy Face of Jesus.  Each stone is a work of art in itself.  Hand carved 'Knots' of wood for Paters remind us of two things; the early prayer counters made of knotted cord and also the wood of the cross.  Blue is for Mary and the Eucharistic center is combined with the cross of the Holy Face. 
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~ 'HOPE IN THEE' CHAPLET ~
JASPER AND WOOD
Jasper and Wood make up the chaplets below. All in one loop configuration is easier to pray and follows the tradition of older styles. MEDAL:  Holy Face / Seven Sorrows of Mary  LEFT: Round Jasper with Carved wood, RIGHT: Square Jasper with carved 'knot' beads.
CDSP.2872
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CDSP.2872.s
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~ 'OF THY SWEETNESS' ROSARY ~
 CHERRYWOOD AND TRI BEADS
Deep, rich tones of reddish brown cherry wood beads  with crystal 'tri' beads (trinity)   PATERS: blood red inclusions (Blood of Christ). Made from antique glass cane or glass rods in antique glass molds. Eucharistic center and cross shoing the Holy Face of Jesus. Note antique black spacer beads dated 1880.
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~ 'OF THY SWEETNESS' CHAPLET ~
CHERRYWOOD AND TRI BEADS 
'ALL IN ONE' configuration for easier praying and the medal of the Holy Face. (Our Lady of the Seven Sorrows) on the reverse. 
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 ... NUMBERS 6:22 - 27 ...
 And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying:  Say to Aaron and his sons: Thus shall you bless the children of Israel, and you shall say to them:  The Lord bless thee, and keep thee.  The Lord show his face to thee, and have mercy on thee.  The Lord turn his countenance to thee, and give thee peace.  And they shall invoke my name upon the children of Israel, and I will bless them.




~ EUCHARISTIC FACE OF CHRIST ~
 
SEEKING THE 
EUCHARISTIC FACE OF CHRIST
 Forward by Father Mark Daniel Kirby, O.Cist.
On John Paul IIs encyclical, Ecclesia de Eucharistia
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ON JPII ENCYCLICAL
ECCLESIA de EUCHARISTIA
In his encyclical Ecclesia de Eucharistia, Pope John Paul II drew the eyes of the Church to the Face of Christ in the sacrament of the Eucharist.  He coined a new phrase, one not encountered before in his writings or in the teachings of his predecessors, “the Eucharistic Face of Christ.”  Thus did Pope John Paul II share with the Church his own experience of seeking, finding, and adoring the Face of Christ in the Eucharist.
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To contemplate the face of Christ, and to contemplate it with Mary, is the “programme” which I have set before the Church at the dawn of the third millennium, summoning her to put out into the deep on the sea of history with the enthusiasm of the new evangelization. To contemplate Christ involves being able to recognize him wherever he manifests himself, in his many forms of presence, but above all in the living sacrament of his Body and Blood.  The Church draws her life from Christ in the Eucharist; by him she is fed and by him she is enlightened. The Eucharist is both a mystery of faith and a “mystery of light.”  Whenever the Church celebrates the Eucharist, the faithful can in some way relive the experience of the two disciples on the road to Emmaus: “their eyes were opened and they recognized him” (Lk 24:31). . . .  I cannot let this Holy Thursday 2003 pass without halting before the “Eucharistic face” of Christ and pointing out with new force to the Church the centrality of the Eucharist. 
(John Paul II, Ecclesia de Eucharistia, art. 6 and 7.)
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      The experience of the disciples on the road to Emmaus culminated in their eyes being opened to see the Eucharistic Face of Christ. 
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  “When he was at table with them, he took the bread and blessed, and broke it, and gave it to them.  And their eyes were opened and they recognized him; and he vanished out of their sight” (Lk 24:30-31). 
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Christ vanished from the sight of the disciples, leaving in their hearts a mysterious burning (cf. Lk 24:32), and the broken Bread that at once conceals and reveals his Eucharistic Face.  In the Eucharist the Face of Christ is turned toward us.  The Eucharistic Face of Christ waits to meet the gaze of our faith, waits to be sought and recognized, adored and implored.
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   “We see now through a glass in a dark manner; but then face to face.  Now I know in part; but then I shall know even as I am known” (1 Cor 13:12). 
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Sanctissima Facies Iesu, sub sacramento abscondita, respice in nos et miserere nostri. (“Most Holy Face of Jesus, hidden beneath the sacramental veils, look upon us and have mercy.”  Litany of the Holy Face of the Congregation of the Benedictines of Jesus Crucified.)
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      The Face of Christ shines through the veil of the Sacred Species to illumine those who seek it there.  The radiance of the Eucharistic Face of Christ heals and repairs the disfiguration of sin; it restores beauty to the face of the soul and likeness to the image of God obscured by sin.  It is in the Eucharist that the prayer of the psalmist is wonderfully fulfilled:
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   “The light of your face, O Lord, is signed upon us: you have given gladness in my heart” (Ps 4:7). 
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Again, it is the psalmist who says,
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   “Look to him and be radiant, and your faces shall not be put to shame” (Ps 33:6).
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The adorer who seeks the Eucharistic Face will experience that in its light there is the healing of brokenness and the beginning of transfiguration. 
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   “And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being changed into his likeness from one degree of glory to another; for this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit” (2 Cor 3:18).
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      The Eucharistic Face of Christ is veiled beneath the humble species of bread lest we be blinded by its glory.  “His face,” says Saint John, “was like the sun shining in full strength” (Rev 1:16).  The rays of that Sun reach us nonetheless through the appearance of bread that conceals it; its healing effects are not in any way diminished, nor is the splendour of its glory. 
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   “We look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen” (2 Cor 4:18). “For it is the God who said, ‘Let light shine out of darkness,’ who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the Eucharistic face of Christ” (cf. 2 Cor 4:6).
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      The sentiments of every human heart find expression on the face even before they are communicated in words.  So too are the secrets of the Sacred Heart revealed on the Face of the Word made Flesh and communicated to those who seek that Face in the mystery of the Eucharist.  One who seeks the Face of Christ will be led surely, inexorably, to the inexhaustible riches of his Heart.
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      The Face of Christ is “the brightness of the Father’s glory and the figure of his substance” (cf. Heb 1:3).  To Philip wanting to see the Father, Jesus replied, “Have I been with you so long, and yet you do not know me, Philip? He who has seen me has seen the Father; how can you say, ‘Show us the Father’?  Do you not believe that I am in the Father and the Father in me?” (Jn 14:9-10). 
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The Face of Christ, “full of grace and truth” (Jn 1:14), reveals the Father.  Those who seek the Eucharistic Face of Christ can in truth say with Saint John, 
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    “We have beheld his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father” (Jn 1:14), and again, “No one has ever seen God; the only begotten Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, he has made him known” (Jn 1:18).
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      He who is from all eternity “in the bosom of the Father” (Jn 1:18) is also, “in these last days” (Heb 1:2), sacramentally present in the heart of the Church, abiding there as “the living Bread which came down from heaven” (Jn 6:51).  It is in adoring him there that we become “the generation of those who seek him, who seek the face of the God of Jacob” (Ps 23:6).
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ADORING SILENCE
       Pope John Paul II’s legacy includes the discovery in “adoring silence” (John Paul II, Apostolic Letter, Orientale Lumen (2 May 1995), art. 16.)  of the Eucharistic Face of Christ.  The Sacred Liturgy itself and the corollary practices of lectio divina and Eucharistic adoration are the primary and indispensable places of seeking after the Face of Christ, of finding it, and of adoring. Nonetheless, it pleases the Holy Spirit by means of the repetition of invocations drawn from the liturgy or from the Scriptures, to “help us in our weakness, for we know not how to pray as we ought” (Rom 8:26).  The following prayer emerged in the Year of the Eucharist on the feast of Corpus Christi as a fruit of the teaching of Pope John Paul II. It may be used by anyone who feels the need to anchor his “adoring silence” in a simple formula of words repeated from the heart.  It may also be prayed in intercession for others, especially for priests, or in a spirit of reparation, asking the Eucharistic Face of Jesus to repair and heal persons and situations disfigured and wounded by sin.

(shared by Father Mark Daniel Kirby O.Cst.)




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