On May 31, 1938, our Blessed Mother, in one of her appearances to Mo. Pierina de Micheli, gave the Scapular of the Holy Face of Jesus,

Front of the Medal

Front of the Medal

consisting of two pieces of flannel joined by a cord. On one flannel was the Holy Face with the inscription, “Illumina, Domine, VultumTuum Super Nos.” (Psalm 66: “May, O Lord, the light of Thy countenance shine

Back of the Medal

Back of the Medal

upon us”). On the other flannel was the Sacred Host with the words, “Mane Nobiscum, Domine.” (“Stay with us, O Lord”).

After great difficulties, Mo. Pierina obtained permission to have the requested scapulars but medals were cast instead. The expenses for casting them were miraculously met when she found on her desk an envelope with the exact amount of the bill, 11,200 lire.

Mary explained to her the value of the scapular, although reproduced as medals, carries the same promises and favors. The medal is an armor of defense, a shield of strength, a token of the love and mercy which Jesus wishes to give to the world in these times of lust and hatred against God and His Church, aggravated by:

  1. Diabolic nets thrown to wrench the faith from hearts
  2. Evils abounding
  3. True apostles being few

The remedy is the Holy Face of Jesus.

The evil spirit showed rage at the medals by flinging them through the corridors and stairs, by tearing down and burning the pictures of the Sacred Face, and beating Mo. Pierina savagely.

The first Holy Face Medal was offered to Pope Pius XII who accepted it and approved the devotion in 1958 and declared the Feast of the Holy Face of Jesus as Shrove Tuesday (the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday) for all Roman Catholics.

 

PROMISES

All who wear a medal like this and make if possible every Tuesday visit the Blessed Sacrament in order to repair the outrages which the Face of Son Jesus received during His Passion and everyday in the Holy Eucharist:

  1. will be strengthened in faith
  2. prompt to depend it
  3. overcome all difficulties internal and external
  4. will have a peaceful death under the loving gaze of My Divine Son.