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THE ANGEL OF THE HOLY FACE

sings to the tune of The Passion.

Seraph, weep in silence,
You see this day-old Child. 
The thorns, the cross, and the lance
Make Him tremble with love.

Turning toward the Infant Jesus.

Alas! why am I an angel,
Incapable of suffering?....
Jesus, with one sweet exchange
I would like to die for You!!!....

THE ANGEL OF THE CHILD JESUS

O Jesus! Must I then see You die? After having protected You in childhood, saving You from Herod's  rage, can I not snatch You from death?... (He leans towards Jesus.) Divine Child, I will know well how to shield You with my wings I will know how to crown You with roses when the ungrateful want to ring Your brow with thorns! (The angel places a kiss on Jesus' forehead.)
 

THE ANGEL OF THE HOLY FACE

displaying Veronica's veil. 

THE ANGEL OF THE HOLY FACE

My brother, look at this image which struck you as so beautiful... Consider that it was not roses that crowned Jesus in this splendor!... Don't you know that the King of Heaven has a thousand legions of angels who could defend Him and cover Him with their wings?... But Jesus wishes to suffer, He
wishes to weep to redeem His brothers on earth!!!...

THE ANGEL OF THE CHILD JESUS, sadly.

Alas! must it be that Jesus, the lovely Lily of the valley, 

 

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