Why indifference and opposition to the Work of the Holy Face?
Venerable Leo Dupont
"Let me confide something more to you. When I witnessed the indifference and opposition to the Work of the Holy Face, I was at first bewildered, especially since so many miracles had attested to its power. Eventually, I came to the conclusion that the world was not yet ready for this Devotion. For you see, my friend, Devotion to the Holy Face is the highest and most exalted worship there could be since its aim is to adore the Triune God, Himself. In the Face of Christ we see mirrored the very attributes of the Blessed Trinity as well as His human perfections. When we pray to the Sacred Heart of Jesus we are essentially concerned with His Humanity, but, I repeat, when we look on the Holy Face we are concerned with the Divinity, for 'the Head of Christ is God,' as Saint Paul says."
"Let us recall that passage from Scripture which says that 'Wisdom had built herself a house.' How simple for us to grasp that the Head of Christ is that House which Wisdom had built herself. Noting, therefore, how exalted is Devotion to the Holy Face, should it be any wonder to us then that we might be obliged to wait a hundred years to see it become a reality?"
"A hundred years is a long time," replied the priest. "After all you've done to promote the Work, are you resigned to die without seeing it accomplished?"
"But, of course, I am! After I'm gone there will be others better fitted than I am to carry on."
Taken from "The Holy Man of Tours" by Dorothy Scallan available from Tan books & Publishers
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