Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Sources of information regarding the Holy Face of Manoppello

The two main websites which deal with the Holy Face of Manoppello are:

1. The Capuchin Friars of Manoppello Website. (In Italian Il Volto Santo di Manoppello) This website has four language components: Italian, English, German and Spanish

2. A German website . This website has some english language material, most notably the article by Paul Badde, Vatican journalist for Die Welt newspaper, which was published in the magazine Inside the Vatican. To access this article click on the word "zeitschriften" and scroll down and click on the photo from the article.

English language information regarding the Holy Face of Manoppello is extremely limited. Translators are needed to make the information available from Italian and German researchers. The main researchers are Fr. Heinrich Pfeiffer, S.J., professor of Art History at the Gregorian University at Rome, and Sr. Blandina Paschalis Schlomer, Trappistine Sister and Iconographer who lives in Manoppello. Fr. Pfeiffer's main work on the Holy Face is a book edited by him entitled Il Volto Santo di Manoppello which was published in the year 2000. Sr. Blandina's research is included in this book. A link to a translation of a review of this book is available at the previous post of this blog.

Journalists who have written about the Holy Face of Manoppello are Paul Badde, noted above, who has written two books in German which have been very well received, and Saverio Gaeta, editor of Famiglia Cristiana, who has also written two books, but in Italian. I have translated Mr. Gaeta's book, entitled L'Altra Sindone, la vera storia del Volto di Gesu', (The Other Shroud, the true Story of the Face of Jesus). I hope that it will be published soon.

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