Il Volto Santo
Via del Santuario, Manoppello, Italy . Reviewed January 19, quite lovely and we thoroughly appreciated being able to gaze at the Volto Santo.2017 del
The veil in the reliquary of the high altar Research undeniably proves that the Veil of Manoppello comes from Jerusalem. The consolidation of the Countenance's image took place in the tomb of Jesus at the moment of His Resurrection. The oldest legend, so called Kamulian, dating from the 6th century, mentions that the image of Christ's face arrived in Constantinople in AD from a small place called Kamuliana, located close to Edessa. A sixth-century text from Tbilisi reads that after the Ascension of Jesus His Mother kept the image, which was created in His tomb, on a piece of cloth. She is said to have received the image from God the Father so that she could pray looking at the face of her Son. Another legend which has been used to explain the creation of Christ's Countenance's miraculous imprint mentions Abgar, the king of Edessa.
Inside the Shrine of Manoppello is enclosed, in a case, what is recognized as the true Face of Jesus Christ. A legend tells that in a pilgrim presented himself to the physicist Giacomo Antonio Leonelli and gave him the precious gift. The veil remained in the Leonelli house until , then was stolen by a soldier of fortune and sold to Donatantonio De Fabritiis and from these donated to the Capuchin Father Clemente da Castelvecchio, who placed the relic between two glasses with a walnut frame. From the Holy Face is exposed to the veneration of the people. It is a soft veil, the warp and the weft are intertwined in the form of a normal weaving.
Great place! Looking at the Face of Christ at the moment of the Resurrection is life changing. His Face should be our focus. I went here with a large group of Irish pilgrims recently. We were on our way to visit Padre Pio when we heard ohh this sanctuary.
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Kardinal Tagle zum Volto Santo von Manoppello