Invoking the Holy Face of Jesus and the Holy Spirit

Perhaps some have already begun. Whether starting three days ago or just now jumping into a new prayer initiative, inspired by Fr. Richard Heilman, surely matters not to God. God knows our hearts. He does.

You may remember, Fr. Heilman was the initiator of the Nineveh90 call to solidarity in prayer. On Wednesday, the 54 Day Novena to the Holy Face of Jesus began and Father writes about it here. His assessment of our times, of which he writes here, inspired him to summons all who are interested to join forces once again.

Fr. Heilman’s directive: Those who enlist in this 54 Day Holy Face Novena, will be asked to offer three things each day:

  1. Pray the Chaplet of the Holy Face (the “how to” can be found HERE)
  2. Pray St. Patrick’s Lorica Prayer for the President (found HERE)
  3. Add a daily penance (described HERE)

Prayer Intention: For the protection of the President and his administration.

For those just now entering this time of prayer, simply go to Day 1 of the Novena and pray your way through Day 2 and today, Day 3 to bring yourself current, uniting with those who are already praying.

 

 

 

This very day is the start date for a Novena to Holy Spirit. As the forward to one version of the novena, found here, states:

The novena in honor of the Holy Spirit is the oldest of all novenas since it was first made at the direction of Our Lord Himself when He sent His apostles back to Jerusalem to await the coming of the Holy Spirit on the first Pentecost. It is still the only novena officially prescribed by the Church. Addressed to the Third Person of the Blessed Trinity, it is a powerful plea for the light and strength and love so sorely needed by every Christian.

In a piece written by Msgr. Charles Pope for the Feast of Pentecost last year, and found here, Monsignor illumines five images of the Holy Spirit found in Scripture. As I contemplate his exegesis, I am as convinced as ever that we need a well nurtured relationship with the Person of the Holy Spirit to navigate the Storm. Let us pray for one another to be refreshed and renewed in greater breadth and depth with Holy Spirit’s gifts and fruits.  We must ask for this. As Jesus said:

“If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him! (Luke 11:13)

And:

 “But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you everything, and remind you of all that I have said to you.” (John 14:26)

Finally, let us pray for a particular fruit of the Holy Spirit for ourselves and for one another. The saints have wisdom to share about choosing this fruit even as we ask for the grace to increase in JOY – even amidst trials.

St. Therese of Lisieux:  “For one pain endured with joy, we shall love the good God more forever.”

St. Faustina: “Act in a way that all those who come in contact with you will go away joyful. Sow happiness about you because you have received much from God.”

St. Teresa of Calcutta: “We are at Jesus’ disposal. If he wants you to be sick in bed, if he wants you to proclaim His work in the street, if he wants you to clean the toilets all day, that’s all right, everything is all right. We must say, ‘I belong to you. You can do whatever you like.’ And this is our strength. This is the joy of the Lord.”

St. Augustine: “There is a joy that is not given to the ungodly, but to those who love Thee for Thine own sake, whose joy Thou Thyself art. And this is the happy life, to rejoice to Thee, of Thee, for Thee; this is it, and there is no other.”

Pope St. John Paul II: “God loves those who find joy in giving.”

 

About Beckita

Beckita, widow, mother and grandmother, lives in Missoula, Montana. After more than thirty years of service, she retired from two careers: elementary school educator and director of liturgical music ministry in a local parish. Serving the Catholic Church in many capacities since early childhood, she now provides care for a nearly 90 year old priest of Chinese origin and collaborates with him in evangelizing the Chinese people. For more than twenty-five years, she has welcomed words from heaven concerning these sobering times in which we live and, like so many, takes seriously Our Lord and Our Lady’s call to intercede for the return of souls to God. Responding to heaven’s call for prayer, for her, included making pilgrimages to shrines in Europe, Asia and South America. She says these travels, added to her years as a Peace Corps volunteer in West Africa in the mid-seventies, have expanded her heart to hold dear all peoples of the world. She is a longtime member of TNRS community and when she began reading Charlie’s posts, immediately, she found that his mission and message harmonize well with Church approved private revelation of our times. In September 2015, she accepted an invitation to become part of TNRS Answers Team. As events of the Storm evolved, last fall (2016), she accepted Charlie’s invitation to become managing editor of TNRS should he need to leave the site. With great gratitude to and for Charlie, founder of TNRS, and with great respect and admiration for the lifelong experiences and God-given gifts he brought to bear on his work at this site - she knows we all know he’s irreplaceable – still, she considers it a great privilege to serve the TNRS community.
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21 Responses to Invoking the Holy Face of Jesus and the Holy Spirit

  1. Julia says:

    Oh, I love this post.

    And am so amazed because I have started the Saint Patricks Breastplate as a means of intercession for Gods especial Grace and Blessings and assistance for all Priests on this planet.

    And there it is, from a very holy man with oodles of holy experience suggesting what I have been doing now for a few weeks.

    In my version, I ask Saint Patrick to call on the souls of every Priest from Popes to the humblest Priest who may be in the purification process of Purgatory to join in, God willing. I thought what a great way for those Priests to help their brother Priests here in exile, some of whom may not even make it to Purgatory without extra Heavenly help on their journey through life.

    My heart breaks for some of our beloved Priests who are often treated very cruelly by parishioners who think the sheep should be running the show, and the Shepherd should be obeying the sheep. Sigh.

    My idea came from contemplating the messages from Medjugorje where Blessed Mother asks us to pray for our Shepherds. Bless you Heavenly Mama. May God hear our little prayers in response to your sweet Heavenly request.

    The Novena to Holy Spirit is awesome, and I won’t overextend my post sharing why. LOL

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  2. Snowy Owl says:

    Oh beautiful, Beckita. I especially love what St. Teresa of Calcutta said!💖 Amen!
    The Novena to the Holy Spirit is of my favorites too, the wording is just so so.. well, I just love it!! 😊

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  3. CrewDog says:

    Memorial Day.
    A day for reflection, remembrance and prayer for those “who gave their last” …. and those “Manning the Walls” today!!

    A Navy Pilot buddy of mine sent me this a few days ago and for some reason this man’s end has haunted me since then? Perhaps this old aviator is getting melancholy in my dotage? Perhaps I recall that my Dad, three uncles and, at least, two cousins were “Over-There” when he met his end…. or perhaps? It might be that as AMM Deen’s generation has all but passed I feel we have squandered their sacrifice and legacy … every “Breaking News” story confirms that belief.
    With Memorial Day USA upon us it might be worth our time to think about this guy and countless of My Comrades in Arms … Gone before!
    “We sleep safely in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would harm us.” [Edmund Burke]

    Burial At Sea 72 years ago.
    Here’s footage you’ll see only once in a lifetime. Just imagine being there to
    witness it! Tough times, tough people!
    Here’s a sea burial you may not have read about : Loyce Edward Deen, an Aviation Machinist Mate 2nd Class, USNR, was a gunner on a TBM Avenger. On November 5, 1944, Deen’s squadron participated in a raid on Manila where his plane was hit multiple times by anti-aircraft fire while attacking a Japanese cruiser. Deen was killed. The Avenger’s pilot, Lt. Robert Cosgrove, managed to return to his carrier, the USS Essex. Both Deen and the plane had been shot up so badly that it was decided to leave him in the plane. It is the only time in U.S. Navy history (and probably U.S. military history) that an aviator was buried in his aircraft after being killed in action.
    [video src="http://loyceedeen.webstarts.com/uploads/GoingHome.mp4" /]
    http://www.loyceedeen.org/

    GOD GUIDE & PROTECT OUR PROTECTORS!!

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  4. Linda says:

    Beautiful, Beckita! You always write the BEST stuff!!! xoxoxoxo

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  5. Chris says:

    Lovely post Beckita, I am all in. God Bless you.

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  6. Despite the brutality of the Islamic terror attack that killed 29 Coptic Christians in Egypt on Friday, there is encouraging news emerging about the behaviour of our martyred brothers and sisters. Here’s an excerpt from an article;

    “As more and more details emerge concerning Friday’s Ramadan attack on a busload of Christians on pilgrimage, the more it becomes evident that these 29 martyrs died solely because they were Christians.

    Survivors of the attack said that the ten masked Islamic State militants did not merely open fire on the bus full of Christian pilgrims on their way to the Monastery of Saint Samuel the Confesor, but that the victims were made to descend from the bus and asked one by one whether they were Christians before being shot by the assailants.

    According to one of the chaplains of the group, Father Rashed, as each pilgrim came off the bus they were asked to renounce their Christian faith and profess belief in Islam, but all of them—even the children—refused. Each was killed in cold blood with a gunshot to the head or the throat.”

    The Lord Jesus is rewarding each one of them today in His heavenly kingdom. As He told us;

    “Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe in Me as well. In My Father’s house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and welcome you into My presence, so that you also may be where I am.…”

    Oh, thank you Lord Jesus for your wonderful promise to us, that You have gone to prepare a place for us, and You will be there waiting for us to arrive!

    http://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2017/05/28/in-ramadan-massacre-egyptian-christians-killed-for-refusing-to-renounce-their-faith-in-jesus/

    Dave

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  7. CrewDog says:

    We need to invoke The Holy Trinity ….. & St Michael too
    Make no mistake! I truly believe that we are in that period of Evil vs. Good Final Confrontation that St JP spoke of while visiting the USA as a Cardinal back in 76.

    https://catholicstrength.com/tag/pope-john-paul-ii-and-the-final-confrontation/

    The below is just another example of the godless Left’s frantic attempts to despoil Good and libel Christianity and it’s adherents as Evil. The same godless Left that plays the Three Wise Monkey Routine when speaking of Islam (See, Hear Speak No Evil). We have been warned … on countless occasions.

    “Are Christians in military really a ‘national security threat’?”

    http://www.wnd.com/2017/05/are-christians-in-military-really-a-national-security-threat

    GOD SAVE ALL HERE!!

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  8. Mack says:

    Today I prayed the Holy Face chaplet for the first time. “Let God arise, may his enemies be scattered….”
    Right after that I did my Bible reading for the day, which was Numbers ch. 10. I was amazed to see that the chapter ends with the very same words of the prayer! It’s also in Ps 68, but that they came up in my bible reading just after I prayed the chaplet really amazed me. It was like a confirmation that this is a good thing to do. Also, the Israelites prayed that when the were taking the Ark of the Covenant before them on their journey through the desert. The Ark represented God’s presence.

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  9. Daphne says:

    One of yesterday’s quotes reminded me of David Daleiden’s fight against Planned Parenthood:

    “I know well that the greater and more beautiful the work is, the more terrible will be the storms that rage against it.” -St. Faustina

    Liked by 5 people

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