Secret of the Holy Face: The Devotion Destined to Save Society

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From the creation of man to the current ecclesial infiltration and world revolution, the devil and his minions have sought to destroy the human race made in the image of God. No longer attacking from without, they are now secretly laying siege from within the Holy Roman Catholic Church. But why is God allowing this? He loves to see souls heroically battle for the faith.

In the nineteenth century, Venerable Leo Dupont said that Communists would one day enslave the world—that is, “close up their churches, and make them slaves of the state . . . unless reparation is done, unless men come before the Face of their Saviour to ask His forgiveness and His help!”

In this powerful book, Father Carney reveals the essence and history of the Holy Face Devotion, its apostles, and how to save society and the Church from her foes.

“Reparation is destined to save society,” said Blessed Pope Pius IX. Join the ranks of Saint Thérèse and other saints in the Archconfraternity of the Holy Face and contemplate His Face to help restore Christendom from the evils of Communism and Freemasonry. Heaven longs for this devotion. Here is a timely book that provides a counter-revolution of reparation, reverence, and reversion.

TAN Books
Publication Date:
Fr. Lawrence Daniel Carney III
Author Bio:
Father Lawrence Carney was ordained for the Diocese of Wichita in 2007.
Mary Jane Zuzolo

33 Reviews

  • 5
    Powerful Story

    Posted by April Schlee on May 31st 2023

    The Secret of the Holy Face is the story behind a devotion that has the power to change so very much for our current day and age. I knew about the Holy Face, mostly from the readings each Holy Week and the Stations of the Cross. I was however not familiar with the devotion to the Holy Face. This book explores the history of this devotion, the story behind Veronica and her veil, the people who have promoted this devotion, and also, how we as lay people can take up this devotion and help to spread it. This devotion goes hand in hand with the Sacred Heart devotion, which I was also not aware of. I look forward to thinking about this book and the devotion in the days to come. I have a feeling the Lord may be leading me to a new devotion. Thank you to TAN Books for the book. All views are my honest opinion.

  • 5
    Wonderful!! Truly well written and concise.

    Posted by Father B. on May 24th 2023

    Reverend Father Carney assembles the rich history behind this particular devotion. He carefully, and succinctly, shows how Our Lord has organically utilized humble instruments for this necessary devotion to grow and flourish, much like the mustard seed, Matt 13:31-33. His presentation captivates the reader, it was difficult to put down, finished reading in 2-3 sessions. Great resource!! Thank you so much Reverend Father!

  • 5
    A brilliant guide to Reparation

    Posted by Dcn. F. on May 24th 2023

    Fr. Carney;s book is a clear and compelling introduction to devotion to the Holy Face, and on a deeper level yet, to reparation. I find it amazing that I'vespent my whole life as a practicing and fervent Catholic, and yet only after reading this book do I really understand the prayer of reparation and the need for it. I would highly recommend reading this to anyone seeking to know and love Jesus better - His sweet and divine countenance deserves your love!!! And as the book explains clearly, this reparation is our hope for saving society

  • 5
    The Holy Face the devotion destined to save society

    Posted by Fr J. on May 24th 2023

    This book is excellent and is a must read for all serious Catholics. it must be stressed that St Therese was imbued with the Devotion to the Holy Face!

  • 5
    A clarion call.

    Posted by Sal M. on May 24th 2023

    The Secret of the Holy Face provides profound insight into the necessity of devotion to the Holy Face. Its imperative to understand the magnitude of the graces and blessings which will be poured upon the earth when this devotion is spread. This book offers profound insight of the modern day history surrounding the Holy Face, as well as bringing attention to its indescribable importance. Devotion to the rosary, coupled with the Holy Face devotion will be the light to destroy the current darkness in this world. O Lord, show us thy face, and we shall be savedù.

  • 5
    Thank God

    Posted by Diane on May 24th 2023

    I love this novena and chaplet. This book is absolutely for our time and I truly believe it can turn many countries back to GOD. I am grateful for this book and information. I buy Medals and pamphlets now and pass them out. I know its for these times. I have returned to Latin Mass. I knew I was being called to do so but this book and devotional confirms it. Catholics dont miss the calling.

  • 5
    One of the most important

    Posted by TOM N. on Mar 21st 2023

    One of the most important books you can read and take action.

  • 5

    Posted by BECKY T. on Mar 21st 2023


  • 5
    A Tremendous Resource

    Posted by Alison M. on Mar 15th 2023

    This inspirational account is a tremendous resource for understanding and practicing Devotion to the Holy Face of Jesus. I highly recommend it!

Editorial Reviews

Athanasius Schneider (Auxiliary Bishop of Astana, Kazakhstan)

“I very much recommend Rev. Fr. Lawrence Daniel Carney’s book, The Secret of the Holy Face: The Devotion Destined to Save Society. The devotion to the Sacred Face of Christ leads us to the source of our salvation and sanctification, which is the holy passion of Our Lord. ‘Through His wounds we have been healed’ (1 Pt 2:24). Fr. Carney’s book contains a sound historical and spiritual exposition about the Sacred Face of Christ and presents to the faithful also valuable advices for their devotional and spiritual life.”

Rev. Abbot Philip Anderson, OSB

Abbot Philip Anderson (Our Lady of Clear Creek Abbey)

“The human face is the mirror of the soul, which is already a great mystery. In the case of Christ, His Face, this living icon, reveals to us not only the human soul of the Lord in all its perfection and splendor but the very Person of Christ, which is not human, but Divine—one of the Three. In his book The Secret of the Holy Face, Fr. Carney leads us on a journey into the secret of this Face that has enthralled and transformed the Church for some two millennia and continues to do so up until our day.”

Jesse Romero (author of The Devil in the City of Angels)

“Devotion to the Holy Face is the most hidden, yet most powerful devotion of our times. And it must no longer be kept a secret. Fr. Carney’s book helps lay siege to our enemies.”

Steve Cunningham (founder of Sensus Fidelium)

“The Holy Face is the DEVOTION of this age. Our Lord told Sr. Mary of St. Peter ‘make war with the Communists!’ This devotion is connected to the Sacred Heart, La Salette, the Holy Name, and Calvary. It created the greatest miracle worker in Church history, Venerable Leo DuPont, the holy man of tours. Our Lord also told Sr. Mary of St. Peter that He wishes for ‘many Veronicas’ in reparation to the abuse of His name, blasphemies, and disrespect of Holy Days and Sunday. Father Carney has been monumental in promoting this devotion and it will be worth your time to learn of it.”

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