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Testimony  from Beverley Ann Price

 Holy Face Veronica’s Veil 

 In 1885 Pope Leo X111, by papal brief, established this devotion as an archconfraternity and contrary to custom immediately established it for ‘The entire World’. It was universally practiced until a few years before World War 1. The neglect of this devotion and of Our Lady’s requests at Fatima in 1917 especially the daily rosary, was followed by two world wars, the murder and enslavement of billions of people by Communism, and an unprecedented increase in sin and loss of the faith.

 Our story is amazing. About a year ago I was led to Sydney 12 hours drive from where we live in Melbourne Victoria Australia to help with a venue. Before I went a photo of Eileen O’Connor Coogee, (you can google her )  fell on my floor. I hadn’t thought of (deceased) Eileen for about 15 years. Her order is presenting her cause for Beatification before Church authorities.

I knew Eileen was calling me to Coogee New South Wales where she is buried in the Chapel of the Order she founded to pray at her grave.   She was 28 years old when she died and her body was found to be incorrupt. She founded with Fr   Edward McGrath, MSC   Our Lady’s Nurses to the Poor and was a mystic.

When we went and prayed at her grave in the Chapel, one of the Sisters from Eileen’s order, Sister Patricia then took my husband and me to Eileen O’Connor’s   museum. As we entered the first thing we saw was her picture of the Holy Face Veronica’s Veil with the Vatican seal.   It was the same image we had at home on the old altar belonging to my husband’s parents. We had also seen the Little Flower St Therese of Lisieux  holding the same framed  picture in a photograph .  After all the years with the image in our home we had no idea of its importance till that moment. Yes I believe this to be a God incident with Eileen O’Connor being a part of this journey.  She had great devotion to the Holy Face of Jesus.

On returning home to Melbourne, Terry researched the image and a Priest and friend Fr John Winson from the Pallotine order translated the Latin on the back of our picture.  The translation reads

“…True copy of the Sacred Face of Our Lord Jesus Christ.” Here in Rome as in St. Peter’s renowned and venerated Basilica, (From Latin inscription) in Rome a statement from the first Holy Basilica of the Chief Apostle.” ‘By this letter I have declared as a witness and I testify that this image of the Face of Our Lord Jesus Christ to be very similar to that on the towel an of Veronica expressed in white colour of the same height and Breadth and   (it has been) reverently applied to the same towel and indeed to the wood of the cross and the point of the spear of the Lord which is in our aforesaid Basilica  

kept with most  reverent piety, and  preserved by  many of the Holy See’s documents and celebrated with great veneration by so many people.

In the belief of this aforesaid image I have signed this letter with the seal.

18th November 1905 in the 4th year of pontificate of Pope Pius X.’

We had the image blest in Melbourne and put it in a place of honour with a Sanctuary light burning.   We obtained the books   Leo Dupont, “The Holy Man of Tours,”  “Sr. Mary of St. Peter, “ and “The whole world will love me....  the life of St Therese  of the Child Jesus and  of the Holy Face.”  They are a trilogy telling of the Holy Face Veronicas Veil Devotion etc.

We started praying the Golden Arrow prayer and litany and we saw healings in our family. Our grandson James, who had large warts all over his hands for many years that wouldn’t heal even with many treatments, was healed.  His hands became perfectly clear after our novena to the Holy Face.  We have had the best two Christmas Days with all the family being together after years of illness.  Our family dynamics started to improve and change health wise.

A cousin of my mums visited and asked about our image. I anointed her with Holy Oil from Tours and prayed with her in front of the image and the next day she phoned saying she had a  healing in her leg which was giving her shocking pain after a hip operation.  She was at last able to put her weight on her foot and walk much easier.

Others I know started praying the Litany and starting a devotion to the Holy Face.    One woman I know after many, many years praying for her son for a specific intention started praying the Novena to the Holy Face Veronica’s Veil and her prayer was answered.  Her son became engaged and married in a Catholic Church called St Marys and was offered a good position for work.   She saw many changes in her family.  This story has more content and we know the Holy Face has had a big healing influence in their family’s life.  

This devotion is a beautiful prayer in reparation to the Father for so many blasphemies and not keeping Holy the Sabbath day. Our Lord has said that when we pray this devotion we become as Veronica’s wiping His face.

In a prayer to offer the Holy Face to God the Father to appease His justice and draw down mercy upon us it says,

.......”Since Our Saviour Himself promised that by offering to Thee His Holy Face, disfigured in the passion we can procure the settlement of all the affairs of our household, and that nothing will be refused to us, we now come before Thy throne”...............................

I also prayed for others and saw wonderful results.

I would recommend this devotion with all my heart.  As we live in a time of Communism and Atheisms and we have found the prayers so powerful and also the Prayer Our Lord gave.

“Arise oh Lord and let Thy enemies be scattered and let those that hate Thee flee before Thy face.” We discovered that this verse was Scripture from Numbers and also Psalm 68.

I believe it is a time for the Holy Face Veronica’s Veil to be promoted and prayed for families, countries and the world.

But most importantly Jesus places this devotion very highly, as communism and blasphemies cause HIM the most pain and  He says Himself   “Offer it unceasingly to My Father for the salvation of your country”.....”If you knew how pleasing the sight of My Face is to my Father”

Our Lord said that this Devotion would defeat Communism.    It is therefore the sister devotion to Fatima devotion – necessary to save the world.

Our Lord said to Sr. Mary of St. Peter    “Woe to those cities that will not make this reparation.”

One can make a Novena of reparation to obtain a favour by saying the “Golden Arrow prayers” and the “Litany of the Holy Face” on 9 consecutive days before the Blessed Sacrament or the picture of the Holy Face Veronica’s Veil and by going to Confession and Communion and praying an “Our Father, Hail Mary, and Glory be” to Our Heavenly Father, for the Pope.

I would highly recommend that everyone read the trilogy of books.   Leo Dupont was such a holy man and in his parlour where he had the image of Veronica’s Veil, prayed and had devotion, there are 6,000 recorded healings.

Further revelations from Our Divine Lord concerning “Reparation to His Holy Face,”   as told to Sister Mary of St.  Peter are,

“It is the express will of God that this devotion be established in every diocese; that it be most zealously propagated and granted a papal brief so that it will never perish.”

This devotion is to have the twofold purpose of reparation for blasphemy and reparation for the profanation of Sunday and “The Holy Days of Obligation” the two principal sins which in modern times are provoking the anger of God. Sister Mary said “He then made me see that this frightful sin wounds His Divine Heart more grievously than all other sins, showing me how by blasphemy the sinner curses Him to His face, attacks Him publicly, nullifies His Redemption, and pronounces his own judgement and condemnation. The Saviour made me understand that His justice was greatly irritated against mankind for its sins but particularly for those that directly outrage the Majesty of God, that is, Communism, Atheism, cursing and the desecration of Sundays and the Holy Days.

He said “The executioners crucified me on Friday, Christians crucify me on Sunday”.

THE GOLDEN ARROW PRAYER

Dictated by Our Lord to Sister Mary of St. Peter

 MAY THE MOST HOLY, MOST SACRED, MOST ADORABLE, MOST INCOMPREHENSIBLE AND UNUTTERABLE NAME OF GOD BE ALWAYS PRAISED, BLESSED, LOVED, ADORED AND GLORIFIED IN HEAVEN , ON EARTH, AND UNDER THE EARTH, BY ALL THE CREATURES OF GOD, AND BY THE SACRED HEART OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST IN THE MOST HOLY SACRAMENT OF THE ALTAR.  AMEN

 After receiving this prayer, Sister Mary of St. Peter was given a vision in which she saw the Sacred Heart of Jesus delightfully wounded by this “Golden Arrow” as torrents of graces streamed from it for the conversion of sinners.

 33AD Veronica wipes the Lords face with her veil and is given the miraculous gift of His Holy Face on her veil. Veronica passed the relic of the veil to the 3rd successor of St. Peter Pope Clement the 1st. For the next 3 centuries the veil was kept in the catacombs.  After the time of persecution the veil was placed in the Church built over the tomb of St. Peter which is now the Basilica of St. Peter where it has remained down the centuries.

 To obtain more information go to  www.holyfacedevotions.com

 Notice the original Archconfraternity with Oratory of the Holy Face were the Order of Priests of the Holy Face resides, commenced December 8th 1876, canonically erected.

 It is good to notice that each Wednesday from 2 to 5 o’clock all the faithful are invited to Adore Christ, present in the Blessed Sacrament, at the Oratory of the Holy Face Tours France.

People who cannot take part directly in these moments of adoration are invited to unite themselves at home.

 For Further information you may write to.

Contact
Centre Spirituel de la Sainte Face
8, rue Bernard Palissy,
7000 TOURS  FRANCE

There is also another site in America
Confraternity of the Holy Face
Carmelite Monastery
75 Carmel Road
Buffalo, New York 14214

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