The

CRUSADERS OF THE

HOLY FACE OF JESUS (CHFJ)
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VISION

Through the guidance of the Holy Spirit, we envision ourselves as faithful Crusaders seeking the Face of Christ in our lives, believing in the Lordship of Jesus and living His reign in our hearts. Sa tulong ng Espiritu Santo, natatanaw naming ang aming sarili bilang isang komunidad ng mananampalataya na kumikilala kay Hesus bilang Panginoon at pinaghahari Siyang ganap sa aming buhay. As Crusaders, it is our mission to obey the will of God and to radiate the Face of Jesus, in order to build a God-loving family in the spirit of prayer and reparation. Bilang Crusaders, layunin naming makasunod sa kalooban ng Diyos at maipamalas ang Mukha ni Kristo sa aming kapwa upang maitaguyod and aming sarili bilang isang pamilya na pinagbuklod ng panalangin at pagbabayad-sala. 2

MISSION

NATURE AND PURPOSE

The identity of the Crusaders of the Holy Face of Jesus is derived from the nature of the spiritual and pastoral objectives of the Sisters of the Holy Face of Jesus (HFJ). We, as part of the religious family which Mo. Therese founded, trace our roots from the same inspiration and charism which is “TO CONTEMPLATE THE HOLY FACE OF JESUS”. We received, as a heritage from our Foundress, a filial devotion to Mary, Mother of the Church, under the title, OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE. She is considered the second patroness of the association.
RADIARE CORAM OMNIBUS “To radiate before all men the lovable features of our Lord Jesus Christ so that His splendor shall be revealed”.
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MOTTO

1. To contemplate the Passion, OBJECTIVES death and resurrection of Jesus in the light of the Gospels 2.To participate in our Lord Jesus Christ’s redemptive work through spiritual and corporal works of mercy. 3.To propagate the Devotion to the Holy Face of Jesus. 4.To make Mary as our Mother and Model. 5.To commit to the adoration of Jesus’ real presence in the Blessed Sacrament
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National Office Archdiocesan Diocesan Parish Chapters Units

As of March 2011, there are approximately 16,558 members of the CHFJ coming from 53 provinces throughout the Philippines

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HISTORICAL DATES
November 7, 1988 – CHFJ became a member of CLP (Council of the laity of the Philippines) – CHFJ recognized by ECLA (Episcopal Commission on the Laity) – Foundation of the Sisters of the Holy Face of Jesus (HFJ) – official approval of CHFJ as a lay organization

October 8, 1988

October 1, 1986

May 3, 1980

February 29, 1980 – formal reception of the members as CHFJ 1976 beginning of the Devotion to the Holy Face of Jesus in the Philippines
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Rev. Mo. Mary Therese L. Vicente, HFJ (Foundress)
Born: March 23, 1921 Died: June 7 1995

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> Mo. Mary Therese, a then member of the congregation of the Daughters of Mary, Mother of the Church based in Naga, Bicol, was the appointed superior of their mission in Quiapo, Manila > The main apostolate was to cater for the needs of the youth
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MRS. PILAR ZARAGOZA & the late ARCHITECT JOSE ZARAGOZA, friends and benefactor of Mo. Therese (instrumental in the unfolding of another mission in Mo. Therese’s life.)
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ARCHITECT JOSE ZARAGOZA The then Chancellor of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulcher of Jerusalem (Philippine Chapter)  met Msgr. Guilio Ricci, the President of the Sindonoloy, and one of the members of those scientists who were studying the Holy Shroud; requested him to have the exhibit of the replica of the Holy Shroud to the Philippines

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October 1 – December 1976 Exhibit of the Holy Shroud at the Manila Cathedral

Mo. Therese was asked to be the caretaker and custodian of the Shroud Exhibit at the Manila Cathedral (She was the first to venerate the Holy Shroud and the sindonic crucifix upon arrival)
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During the exhibit, outpouring of blessings were experienced as well as many healing and conversion.
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As a fruit of the Shroud Exhibition in the Philippines in 1976,
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DEVOTION TO THE HOLY FACE OF JESUS, which was Already started by Sr. Mary of
St. Peter (a Carmelite nun in Tours), Leo Papin Dupont (the Holy Man of Tours) and Blessed Mo. Maria Pierina de Micheli (Daughters of the Immaculate Conception in Italy),

was also started here in the Philippines by Mo. Mary Therese, who got inspired not only because of the influx of devotees to the Holy Face of Jesus but more so because of the many who were drawn to the suffering Face of Christ, thus, leading them to love the Lord.

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Holy Face Center & Convent 1111 R. Hidalgo St., Quiapo, Manila > A Center established on July 5, 1977 for the Devotion to the Holy Face of Jesus

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Mo. Mary Therese zealously promoting the Devotion o the Holy Face of Jesus
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