Agape

This page is devoted to reflections, recollections, thoughts that I have on particular events in my life or new knowledge that I feel needs to be shared. I will also upload these as ‘podcasts’ so you can also listen via iTunes or Spotify for Podcasters.

OFFERING OF THE HOLY FACE TO APPEASE GOD’S
JUSTICE AND DRAW DOWN MERCY UPON US

ETERNAL Father, turn away Thine angry gaze from all guilty people whose faces have become unsightly in Thy eyes. Look instead upon the face of Thy Beloved Son, for this is the Face of Him in Whom Thou art well pleased. We now offer Thee this Holy face, covered with shame and disfigured by bloody bruises, in reparation for the crimes of our age, in order to appease Thee anger, justly provoked against us. Because Thy Divine Son, our Redeemer, has taken upon His head all the sins of His people that they might be spared, we now beg of thee, Eternal Father, to grant us mercy. Amen.

Source:PRAYERS AND HEAVENLY PROMISES, Compiled from Approved Sources by Joan Carroll Cruz with Imprimatur
from Archbishop Francis Shulte, New Orleans, 1989. I found this prayer incredibly humbling and beautiful. I prayed it during adoration once on September 6, 2019 and as I did a felt some sort of actual grace fall upon my head. Like a very soft and light crown of thorns. Nothing at all like Rose Marie Ferron’s or St. Ritas. Praise be to the Lord!