Holy Face Part IV: A Work for the Whole Church

This is the fourth part of our series on the revelations of Our Lord Jesus Christ to Sister Marie of St Peter, a Carmelite nun of the Carmel of Tours, between 1843 and her death in 1848. These revelations, calling for a “work of reparation to the Holy Face”, were regarded as authentic by the …

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Holy Face Part III: the “exterior object” of reparation

This is the third part of our series on the Holy Face devotion. In this part we take up the account of the revelations where we left it at the end of Part II. Readers will recall that Our Lord Jesus Christ, in a series of revelations between August 1843 and June 1845 made known …

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Holy Face Part II: The beginning of the work of reparation

“I have entered the arena to battle with the enemies of God… The following is the formula of my militant procedure: “I begin my placing my soul in Our Lord’s hands, after which I beg Him to use my soul as He would a bow, urging Him to bend it so that the arrows would …

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Holy Face I: The Prayers of Reparation, Origins and Papal Approvals

The article is posted in honour of St Martin of Tours, divinely appointed patron of the "work of reparation", on his feast day. The WM Review is publishing below the “prayers of reparation” to the Holy Face, revealed to Sister Marie of St Peter, a Carmelite nun of the convent of Tours, in a series …

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The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass: the only foundation of true freedom

Be still and know that I am God.  I will be exalted among the nations; I will be exalted in the earth. Psalm 47: 11 Introduction In his 1947 essay Leisure the Basis of Culture the German philosopher Josef Pieper wrote: “[I]t might be asked whether we are not all of us proletarians and all of us, …

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Membership of the Church: Part IV – Schism & Excommunication

Introduction In the first three parts of this series, we have seen that: The Catholic Church is a perpetually visible society which must therefore consist of members whose identity is discernible by the senses;The sacrament of baptism is necessary and sufficient for constituting an individual as both a subject and a member of the Catholic …

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Membership of the Church: Part III – public profession of the true faith

In this part we will examine the second condition of membership, that of public profession of the true faith. In part one of this series, we saw that the Catholic Church could be defined as: “The society of men who, by their profession of the same faith, and by their partaking of the same sacraments, make up, …

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