As we begin our Lenten walk with Christ, let’s prepare ourselves to be ready to comfort Him along the way, as St.Veronica did. There’s a prayer for that – a beautiful way to bridge the end of Ordinary Time with the start of Lent is the Alpha Omega Novena of the Holy Face and, though it can be experienced at any time of year, it’s just begun for 2018. It takes up the nine days of prayer leading up to Shrove Tuesday (also known as Mardi Gras, the day before Ash Wednesday). Shrove Tuesday is the Feast of the Holy Face. You can of course start praying this devotion whenever you are inclined and able. But what a great time of year to start! Read more about the Holy Face in my article published in Aleteia.
For today’s post, in honor of this incredible devotion, I give you art, poetry and music related to the Holy Face.