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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Preparation for Tyranny I: Becoming Strong by Rejecting False Hope

... If pow'rs divine behold our human actions (as they do): I doubt not then, but innocence shall make false accusation blush, and tyranny tremble at patience. Hermione in Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale, 3.2.27 The world is in eclipse. It looks like we have almost entered the stage known as “totality,” in which the whole …

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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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Garrigou-Lagrange on the study of theology and the interior life

Editors' introduction: Fr Reginald Garrigou-Lagrange OP, the respected thomist theologian of the twentieth century, needs little introduction. He addresses an extraordinary range of topics in his writings. He was a teacher at the Angelicum university in Rome, where his students included two very different figures: Mgr Joseph Clifford Fenton and Karol Józef Wojtyła, later John …

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The Old Testament Rosary

“Search the scriptures," said the Lord. "For you think in them to have life everlasting: And the same are they that give testimony of me, and you will not come to me that you may have life. […] Think not that I will accuse you to the Father. There is one that accuseth you: Moses, …

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The New Testament Rosary

Both of the these aids take a short text (usually from Holy Scripture) for each Our Father and Hail Mary. This one mostly features texts from the New Testament, but with some divergence into the Church's traditional texts and images. Each Our Father generally sets the scene for the mystery. There are many such aids …

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