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Nine Hour Novena
to the
Most Holy Face of Jesus









   The Most Holy Face of Jesus     





"I firmly wish that my face reflecting the intimate pains of my soul, the suffering and love of my heart, be more honored! Whoever gazes upon me already consoles me."

(Our Lord Jesus Christ to Blessed Maria Pierina de Micheli)



Nine Hour Novena
to the
Most Holy Face of Jesus



Hour Three



Preparatory Prayer


O Most Holy and Blessed Trinity, through the intercession of Holy Mary, whose soul was pierced through by a sword of sorrow at the sight of the Passion of her Divine Son, we ask Your help in making a perfect Novena of Reparation with Jesus, united with all His sorrows, love, and total abandonment.

We now implore all the Angels and Saints to intercede for us as we pray this Holy Novena to the Most Holy Face of Jesus and for the glory of the Most Holy Trinity, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Amen.



"You are just when you pass sentence on me, blameless when you give judgment. You know I was born guilty, a sinner from the moment of conception."    [Ps. 51: 6b-7]




Prayer of Pope Pius IX


O Jesus! Cast upon us a look of mercy; turn your Face towards each of us as You did to Veronica; not that we may see it with our bodily eyes, for this we do not deserve, but turn it towards our hearts, so that, remembering You, we may ever draw from this fountain of strength the vigor necessary to sustain the combats of life. Amen.

Mary, Our Mother, and Saint Joseph, pray for us.


Through the merits of Your Precious Blood and Your Holy Face, O Jesus, grant us our petition, pardon and mercy... (State your intention here).


Prayer of Saint Francis


All Highest, Glorious God, cast Your light into the darkness of our hearts, give us true faith, firm hope, perfect charity, and profound humility, so that with wisdom, courage and perception, O Lord, we may do what is truly Your Holy Will. Amen.


To the Angels and Saints


We salute you, through the Holy Face and Sacred Heart of Jesus, O all you Holy Angels and Saints of God.

We rejoice in your glory, and we give thanks to our Lord for all the benefits which He has showered upon you.

We praise Him and glorify Him, and offer you for an increase of your joy and honor, the Most Holy Face and Gentle Heart of Jesus.

Pray that we may be formed according to the Heart of God. Amen.


Closing Prayers


Our Father, who art in Heaven, hallowed be Thy Name, Thy Kingdom come, Thy Will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us, and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.



Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with Thee. Blessed art thou amongst women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.

Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen. (3 times)



Glory be to the Father, to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning, is now, and shall be forever. Amen.



O Bleeding Face,
O Face Divine,
be every adoration
Thine.

(3 times)





Promises of our Lord Jesus Christ
to those
Devoted to His Holy Face



  1. I will grant them contrition so perfect that their very sins shall be changed, in My Sight, into jewels of precious gold.

  2. None of these persons shall ever be separated from Me.

  3. In offering My Face to My Father, they will appease His anger, and they will purchase, as with celestial coin, pardon for poor sinners.

  4. I will open My mouth to plead with My Father to grant all the petitions that they will present to Me.

  5. I will illuminate them with My Light. I will consume them with My Love, and I will render them fruitful of good works.

  6. They will, as the pious Veronica, wipe My Adorable Face outraged by sin, and I will imprint My Divine Features in these souls.

  7. At their death, I will renew in them the image of God effaced by sin.

  8. By resemblance to My Face, they will shine more than many others in eternal life and the brilliancy of My Face will fill them with joy.




We gratefully acknowledge the kind permissions of the Holy Face Association to create and broadcast this beautiful Novena.

You may find them on the Web at
Holy Face Association

"The Holy Face Association is prepared to cover, free of charge, the shipping cost for a 'framed copy' of the Holy Face of Jesus, from the Shroud of Turin, to be permanently and visibly enshrined, for public devotion, in any parish church in the Western Hemisphere."

Please contact the Holy Face Association for details.




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