Feast of the Holy Face of Jesus

220px-Claude_Mellan_-_Face_of_Christ_-_WGA14764When Pope Pius XII granted that the Feast of the Holy Face of Jesus be observed on Shrove Tuesday, the day before Ash Wednesday, he fulfilled the desire of Our Lord that His sorrowful Holy Face be contemplated in reparation for our sins. The history and tradition of venerating His Holy Face began on the day of His crucifixion and continues through the centuries with the help of holy men and women chosen by  Our Lord and Our Blessed Mother to propagate this devotion.

Over at Catholic Insight, I have written an article on this important devotion. I invite you to read it here.


Painting: Veronica’s Veil by Claude Mellan (c. 1649) Wikipedia.org






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2 Responses to Feast of the Holy Face of Jesus

  1. I have been so curious about this devotion, Terry. thank you for writing about it. I’m going to read more about it for a Lent.

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