Focus On...Pat Enk's Holy Face Blog
His gaze is piercing, his lips closed, as he turns interiorly toward the Face of God; he listens intently for God’s voice in humble silence, and paradoxically evangelizes the world. Robert Cardinal Sarah, appointed in 2014 as the prefect of the Congregation of Divine Worship by Pope Francis, has written a masterpiece on prayer with Nicholas Diat, The Power of Silence; Against the Dictatorship of Noise. In the afterword for the book Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI writes that Cardinal Sarah is “a master of silence and of interior prayer.”
St. Therese and her family were some of the first to become members of the Confraternity of the Holy Face.
Here's and interesting note:
In 1885, a French father and his four daughters were among the first to join the Confraternity. The father's name was Mr. Louis Martin (now a Saint.) One of his daughters was name Marie Therese Martin, who came to be Saint Therese of the Child Jesus and of the Holy Face.
Thus, even before Saint Therese entered the Carmelite convent, she was already a member of the Confraternity of the Holy Face. This probably explains why she chose the Holy Face of Jesus as part of her name, and also why she composed prayers in reparation to the Holy Face. It is said that the names of the Martin family can still be seen in the Confraternity entry-book.
"By my Holy face you will work miracles."
-Promise of Our Lord, 1845