Canticle to the Holy Face by St. Therese

imageYesterday, August 28, 2012, Carmel, Garden of God blog reprinted “Canticle to the Holy Face” – poem by St. Therese based on the Shroud of Turin. Go have a look:

The Holy Face of Jesus

(after the Holy Shroud of Turin)

This image is a reproduction of the drawing by Sr. Genevieve of the Holy Face

(Celine Martin) sister of St. Thérèse of the Child Jesus and the Holy Face

Canticle to the Holy Face

Dear Jesus! ‘tis Thy Holy Face

Is here the start that guides my way;

They countenance, so full of grace,

Is heaven on earth, for me, to-day.

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One thought on “Canticle to the Holy Face by St. Therese”

  1. Thank you for reposting the post on St. Therese’s poem to the Holy Face! I like your blog and added it to my Blogroll. I don’t know if you have read much of my blog, but, please God, I have been accepted into the Carmel of Kirk Edge in Sheffield, UK ( This Carmel, like some others, give your religious name before you enter – mine is to me Sr. Maravillas of Jesus and the Holy Face so I have a big devotion to the Holy Face and have several posts on it. St. Maravillas of Jesus is one my favor Carmelite saints. God bless.

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