“Admirable is the Name of God”
The Holy Face of Jesus
Sister Maria Pierina de Micheli (died 1945-beatified 30 MAY 2010) was urged in many visions by the Blessed Mother and Jesus Himself to spread the devotion to the Holy Face. The Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to her holding a Scapular which on one piece bore the image of Lord Jesus’ face from the Holy Shroud (Shroud of Turin) with the words “Illumina Domine Vultum Tuum Super Nos” (May the light of Thy Face, O Lord, shine upon us) and on the Other a Host surrounded by rays and the words “Mane Nobiscum Domine” (Stay with us, O Lord).
On 24 November, 1843, Our Lord spoke the following words to French Carmelite, Sr. Marie de Saint-Pierre: “The earth is covered with crimes. The violation of the first three Commandments of God has irritated My Father. The Holy Name of God is blasphemed, and the Holy Day of the Lord profaned, fills up the measure in iniquities.”
Our Lord appeared several times to Sr. Marie to ask for reparation to be done to His Holy Face. These revelations have the full approval of the Catholic Church.
In His unfathomable Mercy, Sister Marie was given a vision of Jesus, in which His Sacred Heart was delightfully wounded by the “Golden Arrow” (prayer) as torrents of Graces streamed from It for the conversion of sinners.
Our Lord made five Promises to Sr. Marie for those who devoutly honor and spread devotion to His Holy Face. Of those Promises our Lord Promised the following:
“All those who honor My Holy Face in a spirit of reparation will by so doing perform the office of the pious Veronica.” (Station #6, Stations of the Cross)
“According to the care you take in making Reparation to My Face, disfigured by blasphemies, so will I take care of yours, which has been disfigured by sin. I will reprint My Image and render it as beautiful as it was on leaving the baptismal font.”
The handmade Rosary was created using silver Hematite gemstones, for the Ave Maria (Hail Mary) beads and black, Onyx gemstones, for the Pater Noster (Our Father) beads.
The two-sided, silver, Holy Face of Jesus centerpiece has an image of Lord Jesus’ Face from the Shroud of Turin on the front with the Latin words “Illumina Domine Vultum Tuum Super Nos” (May the light of Thy Face, O Lord, shine upon us) stamped around the edge. On the back is the Christogram (IHS), a monogram symbolizing Jesus Christ. From Greek it is an abbreviation of the name ΙΗΣΟΥΣ (Jesus) and the words “Mane Nobiscum Domine” (Stay with us, O Lord) stamped around the edge. These words being the insistent invitation of the two disciples to the (Resurrected) Jesus; after reaching Emmaus and as evening approached.
The silver Crucifix is made of three nails bound together to form the Stripe (vertical piece) and the Patibulum (the horizontal piece) of the Cross which are encircled by a Crown of Thorns with the Corpus (body) of our Lord laid on top of the Crown.
The horrid beauty of this Rosary and Our Lord’s “Sorrow-filled Passion of Love” for each of us is further intensified by the use of blood-red, Crystal, spacer beads between the Ave Maria beads. The use of silver bead caps on the Pater Noster beads is meant to remind the prayer of the (30) thirty pieces of silver, the price that was paid to Judas for the betrayal of Our Lord.
- Silver, Hematite gemstone, Ave Maria beads: 8mm
- Black, Onyx gemstone, Pater Noster beads: 10mm
- Red, Crystal spacer beads: 4mm
- Silver accent beads: 4mm
- Two-sided, Silver, Centerpiece: Approximately; ⅞” x 1 ¼”
- Silver, Crown of Thorns Crucifix: Approximately; 1 ⅛” x 1 ⅞”
- Rosary Length: Approximately; 23 ½”