The Face of God

The Face of God

The Rediscovery of the True Face of Jesus

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"Best-selling journalist, historian and author Paul Badde embarks on an exciting quest to discover the truth behind the Holy Face of Manoppello, a relic recently rediscovered and rumored to be the veil of Veronica...Badde was intrigued when he heard of a mysterious image in a remote Italian village--an image of a man's face on byssus cloth. Byssus, or sea silk, is a rare and delicate fabric woven from a silky filament produced by mollusks. It is claimed that the fabric is so thin and delicate that it is impossible to paint on--yet the image in Manoppello is clearly visible, and when laid over the image of the face on the Shroud of Turin, forms a perfect match..."--Dust cover flap.
Publisher: San Francisco : Ignatius Press, ©2010
ISBN: 9781586175153
Branch Call Number: 232.966 BAD 2010
Characteristics: 378 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations (some colour) ; 21 cm

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angelflyer
Mar 18, 2013

http://holyfacedevotion.com./

Devotion to the Holy Face of Jesus is an ancient devotion in the Catholic Church, and has been cultivated in every century. The devotion became most well-known in the 1800s when the Church established the Archconfraternity of the Holy Face via papal bull. This occurred after 30 continuous years of miracles occurring in the home of Leo Dupont in Tours, France, where people had prayed in front of a relic of the Holy Face created in the Vatican. Suddenly in recent years we are now seeing interest in a supposed new image of the Holy Face, but this time under the name of the "Holy Face of Manoppello". However, there are several serious inconsistencies and concerns with this new image and the story that goes with it, one of them being that it discredits the entire Holy Face devotion and Archconfraternity of the Holy Face established in the 1800s. How can it be possible for God Himself to grant us the devotion through Sister Mary of St. Peter, and for the papacy to establish the Archconfraternity of the Holy Face via papal bull in 1885, and then a little over a century later promote a newly updated devotion which completely discredits the original? This is obviously an impossibility, which we will now explain. . .
http://holyfacedevotion.com./manoppello_hoax.htm

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angelflyer
Mar 18, 2013

Experts determined that the cloth of Manoppello is not Veronica's veil, but rather the face cloth layed over the face of Jesus in the tomb. Unlike the Shroud of Turin, which is a "negative" of the image, the image on the face cloth is a "positive" of the face of Christ.

Paul Badde takes the reader along on a thrilling journey of discovery as he travels to research this remarkable relic, tracing the turbulent history of the Holy Face from ancient times up to the historic 2006 visit to Manoppello by Pope Benedict XVI. Illustrated with 16 pages of color photos.

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Mar 18, 2013

"Paul Badde had written a gripping cultural thriller."
- Der Spiegel

"Paul Badde has applied his keen journalistic eye and energetic writing style to one of the most fascinating phenomena of our times, the rediscovery of a marvel and a grace for an unbelieving age. The story of the Face of Christ in the mysterious image of Manoppello is an enthralling work, the fruit of painstaking research and scholarship. It reads like a detective story, an archaeologist's journal, and an adventure tale that is - most thrilling of all - no mere fiction. The Face of Manoppello may well prove to be of equal importance with the Shroud of Turin."
- Michael O'Brien, Author, Father Elijah

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