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The Holy Face – Based on a Vintage Holy Card – 4 sizes – Catholic Art Print – Archival Quality

The Holy Face – Based on a Vintage Holy Card – 4 sizes – Catholic Art Print – Archival Quality

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Devotion to the Holy Face of Jesus is ancient, going back to the image of his face on St. Veronica's veil made as he carried the cross. It became more popular in the 19th Century after a Carmelite nun, Sister Marie of St. Peters, reported in 1845 her vision that God wished a formal devotion be established. This was at a time of an increasing devotion to Jesus's interior life, known as the Sacred Heart.

Among those devoted, Therese Martin took the name Sister Therese of the Child Jesus and the Holy Face when she entered the convent at Lisieux. In 1885 Pope Leo XIII established the formal devotion as an Arch-confraternity.

The words on the front of this card mean, "Blessed be the name of the Lord. / Most sweet Jesus, don't be my judge, but my savior." We love that sentence.

On the back of this card there is a long, beautiful prayer that ends, "O Jesus, O God of love, our hearts burn to unite with you... Welcome our eager desires, give us life, and complete your work of regeneration in our souls." Like the Sacred Heart visions, there are many promises for those with a devotion to the Holy Face, including mercy for and conversion of sinners. You might wish to look into it. (source:

** IMPORTANT ** THE IMAGE IS SMALLER THAN THE PAPER! There is a white border of about 0.5" inch for 5x7", 1.3" for 8.5x11", or 1.6" for 11x14" pictures. All Approx! Fine art printers do this because the images are almost never the same rectangular ratio of the standard paper sizes. It also gives the prints a finished look, and lets them look good in a frame without a matt.

- Acid-free paper
- Archival pigments, rated to last for generations.
- Cardboard backer
- Above story of the art
- Enclosed in a tight-fitting, crystal clear bag.

Thanks for your interest!

Sue & John

"In order to communicate the message entrusted to her by Christ, the Church needs art." ~ St. Pope John Paul II

Original image is from the 1880s or 1890s and is therefore out-of-copyright in every country in the world. Descriptive text and image alterations (hence the whole new image) © by Sue Kouma Johnson - CatholicArtAndJewelry. We spent the better part of a day restoring this image, and this labor is known colloquially as "Sweat equity copyright" and recognized under U.S. Law.
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