Lord, show us Thy Face and we shall be saved!
Our hearts are broken by the fall from Grace of Father Khoat, and of his silent betrayal during the years that he must have taken to make notes and to prepare for his heretical book and the rest of the trilogy.
But who has been betrayed more than Christ our Lord, who endured His torturous Passion and Crucifixion for us?
We must pray for Father Khoat's soul very, very much, and we must pray for the good of our souls especially, because we love the Truth, we love Christ and the Catholic Church, and we are left horribly exposed to spiritual dangers.
For this reason, and with much personal effort, I bring to your particular attention the Catholic devotions to the Holy Face of Jesus Christ and to His Holy Name.
This is a gift from the two Veronicas: the one who wiped the adorable Holy Face of Jesus, and the one we call our friend here on earth.
The Holy Face devotion is of paramount importance to our souls for this time. Christ said that if a person looked on His Holy Face, they would not be lost.
And we can pray to His Holy Face for Father Khoat and for others!
Here is a beautiful prayer to the Holy Face, as prayed by Saint Therese of the Child Jesus and the Holy Face:
"Eternal Father, since Thou hast given me for my inheritance the Adorable Face of Thy Divine Son, I offer that face to Thee, and I beg Thee, in exchange for this coin of infinite value, to forget the ingratitude of souls dedicated to Thee, and to pardon all poor sinners." (Source: The Whole World will Love Me, by Dorothy Scallan).
Intimately connected to this devotion is the wearing of the name of Jesus (called the Little Gospel) inside a small square of linen upon which is depicted the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
However, these are not to be found for sale, so...
Did you ever think of making your own? Get coloured markers for fabric, two little squares of white linen, fold into the size of a small scapular.
Next, fold a smaller paper in half. On the inside put a picture of the Baby Jesus and opposite put the wording:
Next: On the outside of this little book, write the words:
Next: Add a small red cord loop for attaching. This red cord represents the first blood Jesus Christ shed in the Circumcision. The Virgin Mary, Mother of God, collected His Blood and saved it (see City of God by Sr. Mary of Agreda).
Lastly, hand stitch and stitch shut and you are done! See picture above.
I have a few which someone (who wants to remain nameless) has made, so if you write me, I will send you one. You can write me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sit Nomine Domine benedictum! May the Name of the Lord be blessed!
Please pray for me, as I daily pray for you.
Sit Nomine Domine benedictum!