Holy Face Talk with Fr. Lawrence Carney – Tomorrow Saturday April 22, 7pm (St. Thomas Aquinas)

Christus Resurréxit! Resurréxit Vere! Just a reminder that this weekend Fr. Lawrence Carney will be visiting St. Thomas Aquinas (and other parishes) to give talks on the importance of the Holy Face devotion.  

St. Ann 8am Respect Life Latin Mass Tomorrow 8am April 22: Before we share the Holy Face information, we just wanted to also remind our readers that on a separate matter, St. Ann will offer its regular 4th Saturday Respect Life Latin Mass tomorrow Saturday April 22, at 8am at St. Ann parish, followed by prayers at the local abortion facility or a Holy Hour of Reparation in the church (for those who prefer to stay after Mass).

Holy Face Visit

Regarding the Holy Face visit, we list the schedule of events as announced and encourage everyone to attend one of these talks. Practice of this devotion may prove to be an important way in ending the current crisis in the Church and the world.  

  • Saturday April 22, Talk 7pm – St. Thomas Aquinas parish (book signing afterwards)
  • Sunday April 23, 11:30am Latin Mass – St. Thomas Aquinas parish (Fr. Carney will offer the Latin Mass and preach on the Holy Face)
  • Monday April 24, 5pm Holy Hour of Reparation and Talk – St. Mark parish, Huntersville (book signing to follow – see attached flyer)
  • Tuesday April 25, 10am Holy Hour of Reparation and Talk – Holy Spirit parish, Denver

Local publisher TAN Books has produced Fr. Carney’s book on the Holy Face: Secret of the Holy Face: The Devotion Destined to Save Society (https://tanbooks.com/products/books/tan-books/the-secret-of-the-holy-face/)

His book has been endorsed by Bishop Athanasius Schneider and Abbot Philip Anderson, OSB of Clear Creek Abbey.

Why is the Holy Face devotion so important today?

To answer the question, we share TAN Books’ summary of Fr. Carney’s book:

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.

Fr. Lawrence Carney

Father Lawrence Carney was ordained for the Diocese of Wichita in 2007. In 2014, he was appointed as chaplain of the Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles and he walks the streets of US cities in cassock carrying a crucifix and a rosary in each hand in an effort to bring souls to the Catholic Church. In 2017, he began the League of St. Martin, a pious association of the faithful that prays for reverence, reparation, and reversion—the chief goals being enrollment in the Archconfraternity of the Holy Face and the Confraternity of the Holy Rosary. In 2022 continuing as chaplain of the Nuns and director of the League, he was appointed Apostolic Priest of Wichita, Kansas. (source: St. Mark parish flyer)

Fr. Carney also offers the Latin Mass regularly and, as noted above, serves as chaplain for the Benedictines of Mary, traditional Benedictine nuns in Gower, Missouri. St. Ann Latin Mass attendees may remember Fr. Buettner offering a homily one Sunday in the summer of 2019 about Fr. Carney’s prior book which discusses evangelizing souls simply by his walking the streets and holding a crucifix: https://onepeterfive.com/review-walking-road-god-father-lawrence-carney/

We hope everyone can attend one of his talks. This is a great blessing for the faithful in Charlotte.