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Amongst the latest news from Borne comes the ardent desire of Oar Holy Father Leo XIII. that an " Oratory of the Holy Face " should be erected in the Holy City ; and in response to his desire subscriptions are flowing in, the greatest part coming from France. The priests of the Holy Face have a residence in Rome, and their little oratory is crowded with devout worshippers. Miraculous cures effected by the application of the " oil " burning before the representations of the Holy Face are announced in the French Annalcs, and truly the words of Oar Saviour to Sister Bt, Pierre are verified : " I will open my mouth to plead with my Father to grant all the petitioos that they will present to me." Spiritual and temporal favours are showered down on all who pay special homage to the Holy Face. Those who place a picture of the Holy Faca of Jesus in their homes, and, if their means permit, burn a light at least one day a week, receive special blessings from Heaven. We select from a number one of the latest miracles : — At Metz a young girl, nineteen years of age, Buffered from a polypus in the ear. The doctor was obliged to cut off morsels of flesh each week, which caused her the most dreadful agony. Moreover, she was about to undergo a terrible operation. Matters were thus when a pious nun, learning the sad state in which the young girl was, sent her some ' oil ' from before the picture of the Holy Face, advising her to put it in her ear. She did so, and found herself better. She slept soundly the same night, an occurrence which had not happened for a long time previously. The next day she had scarcely any marks of the evil, and, delighted with her changed condition, she hastened to the church to thank Our Divine Lord for His infinite mercy towards her, and to-day not the slightest trace of her ailment has appeared. — Exchange.

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THE HOLY FACE., New Zealand Tablet, Volume XX, Issue 20, 4 March 1892

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THE HOLY FACE. New Zealand Tablet, Volume XX, Issue 20, 4 March 1892