LITANY OF THE HOLY FACE OF JESUS

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Lord, have mercy on us.

Jesus Christ, have mercy on us.


Lord, have mercy on us. Jesus Christ,

Have mercy on us.


Holy Virgin Mary,

Pray for us.


O Jesus, Whose adorable Face

Mary and Joseph worshipped with profoundest reverence,

have mercy on us.


O Jesus, Whose adorable Face

is the masterpiece of the Holy Ghost,

in which the Father was well pleased,

have mercy on us,


O Jesus, Whose adorable Face

ravished with joy the angels, shepherds and Magi

in the stable of Bethlehem,

have mercy on us,


O Jesus, Whose adorable Face

wounded with a dart of love the aged Simeon

and the Prophetess Anna in the temple,

have mercy on us,


O Jesus, Whose adorable Face

was bathed in tears in Thy Holy Infancy,

have mercy on us,


O Jesus, Whose adorable Face

at the age of twelve astonished the doctors in the temple,

have mercy on us,


O Jesus, Whose adorable Face

is white with purity and ruddy with charity,

have mercy on us,


O Jesus, Whose adorable Face

is more beautiful than the sun,

brighter than the moon and more brilliant than the stars,

have mercy on us,


O Jesus, Whose adorable Face

is lovelier than the roses of spring,

have mercy on us,


O Jesus, Whose adorable Face

is more precious than gold, silver and gems,

have mercy on us,


O Jesus, Whose adorable Face

wins all hearts by Its charms and grace,

have mercy on us,


O Jesus, Whose adorable Face

is most noble in Its heavenly features,

have mercy on us,


O Jesus, Whose adorable Face

is contemplated by the angels,

have mercy on us,


O Jesus, Whose adorable Face

is the sweet delight of the saints,

have mercy on us,


O Jesus, Whose adorable Face

was the joy of Thy Virgin Mother and Thy foster-father,

have mercy on us,


O Jesus, Whose adorable Face

is the ineffable mirror of the Divine perfections,

have mercy on us,


O Jesus, the beauty of Whose adorable Face

is ever ancient and ever new,

have mercy on us,


O Jesus, the modesty and mildness of Whose adorable Face

attracteth both just and sinners,

have mercy on us,


O Jesus, Whose adorable Face

appeaseth the Divine wrath,

have mercy on us,


O Jesus, Whose adorable Face

is the terror of the evil spirits,

have mercy on us,


O Jesus, Whose adorable Face

is the treasure of grace and blessings,

have mercy on us,


O Jesus, Whose adorable Face

was exposed to the inclemency of the weather in the wilderness, have mercy on us,


O Jesus, Whose adorable Face

was bathed with sweat in Thy journeys

and scorched with the heat of the sun, have mercy on us,


O Jesus, the expression of Whose adorable Face is wholly Divine,

have mercy on us,


O Jesus, Whose adorable Face

gave a holy kiss and blessing to the little children, have mercy on us,


O Jesus, Whose adorable Face

sorrowed and wept at the grave of Lazarus, have mercy on us,


O Jesus, Whose adorable Face

was brilliant as the sun and radiant with glory on Mount Tabor, have mercy on us,


V. The light of Thy Face has been shed upon us, O Lord.

R. Thou hast given joy to our hearts. O Adorable Face,

worthy of all reverence,

veneration and worship,

have mercy on us. O Adorable Face,

sorrowful at the sight of Jerusalem

and shedding tears over that ungrateful city, have mercy on us. O Adorable Face,

bowed to the earth in the Garden of Olives

and covered with confusion for our sins,

have mercy on us.


O Adorable Face,

bathed in a bloody sweat,

have mercy on us.


O Adorable Face,

kissed by the traitor Judas,

have mercy on us.


O Adorable Face,

Whose sanctity and majesty smote the soldiers

with fear and cast them to the ground,

have mercy on us.


O Adorable Face,

struck by an infamous servant, blindfolded and profaned by the sacrilegious hands of Thine enemies,

have mercy on us.


O Adorable Face,

defiled with spittle

and bruised by so many buffets and blows, have mercy on us.


O Adorable Face,

Whose Divine look wounded the heart of Peter

with repentance, sorrow and love,

have mercy on us.


O Adorable Face,

humbled for us at the tribunals of Jerusalem, have mercy on us.


O Adorable Face,

which didst preserve Thy serenity

when Pilate pronounced the fatal sentence,

have mercy on us.


O Adorable Face,

covered with sweat and blood

and forced into the mire under the weight of the Cross,

have mercy on us.


O Adorable Face,

the brow crowned with deep

and piercing thorns,

have mercy on us.


O Adorable Face,

wiped with a veil by a pious woman

on the way to Calvary,

have mercy on us.


O Adorable Face,

raised on the instrument of the most shameful punishment,

have mercy on us.


O Adorable Face,

Whose eyes shed tears of blood,

have mercy on us.


O Adorable Face,

Whose mouth was tormented with vinegar and gall,

have mercy on us.


O Adorable Face,

Whose hair and beard were plucked out by executioners, have mercy on us.


O Adorable Face,

disfigured like the face of a leper,

have mercy on us.


O Adorable Face,

Whose incomparable beauty was obscured

under the fearful cloud of the sins of the world, have mercy on us.


O Adorable Face,

covered with the sad shades of death, have mercy on us.


O Adorable Face,

washed and anointed by Mary

and the holy women,

and covered with a shroud, have mercy on us.


O Adorable Face,

enclosed in the sepulcher, have mercy on us.


O Adorable Face,

all resplendent with glory

and beauty on the day of Thy Resurrection, have mercy on us.


O Adorable Face,

all dazzling with light at the moment of Thine Ascension, have mercy on us.


O Adorable Face,

hidden in the Most Blessed Sacrament of the Altar, have mercy on us.


O Adorable Face,

which will appear at the End of Time in the clouds,

with great power and majesty, have mercy on us.


O Adorable Face,

which will cause sinners to tremble with terror, have mercy on us.


O Adorable Face,

which will fill the just with joy for all eternity,

have mercy on us.


V. O Lord, show us Thy Face,

R. And we shall be saved. Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world,

Spare us, O Lord.


Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world,

Graciously hear us, O Lord. Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world,

Have mercy on us, O Lord.


Let Us Pray


I salute Thee,

I adore Thee,

I love Thee,

O adorable Face of Jesus my beloved,

noble seal of the Divinity!

With all the powers of my soul

I apply myself to Thee,

and most humbly pray Thee

to imprint in me all the features

of Thy Divine countenance.


R. Amen.


We beseech Thee,

0 Almighty and merciful God,

grant to us

and to all who venerate the countenance

of Thy dearly beloved Son,

all disfigured by our sins,

the grace to behold It throughout eternity

in the glory of Its majesty,

through the same Jesus Christ Our Lord,

Who is, with Thee and the Holy Spirit,

ever one God,

world without end.


R. Amen.


O my Jesus,

cast upon us a look of mercy!

Turn Thy Face toward each of us

as Thou didst to Veronica,

not that we may see It with our bodily eyes,

for this we do not deserve,

but turn It toward our hearts,

so that remembering Thee,

we may ever draw from this fountain of strength

the vigour necessary to sustain the combats of life.


R. Amen.