Thursday, March 31, 2011
An Uncountable Number of Images of the Risen Christ
Paul Badde, the author of "The Face of God: The Rediscovery of the True Face of Jesus on the Holy Face of Manoppello" (Ignatius Press) is interviewed by Genevieve Pollock and gives the best summary and commentary to date on the significance and importance of the Holy Face of Manoppello. Badde continues to announce this special witness to Christ, which he says features "an uncountable number of images of the Risen Christ". Badde weaves together all the many strands of the history of this "secret veil". He also shines the light on Pope Benedict's lifelong interest in the Face of God, and reveals the interest in the Holy Face on the part of many in the Orthodox tradition as evidenced by Sr. Columba, an Orthodox nun whom he quotes "God has left an image of his Face on earth!" Badde believes that the Holy Face will change the "face of the world" in a way similar to the image of Our Lady of Guadalupe which "changed the map and history in Mexico after she had appeared and left her image there on December 12, 1531."
Paul Badde greeting Pope Benedict in the Shrine of the Holy Face of Manoppello on September 1, 2006 with Sr. Blandina Schloemer at his left and Fr. Heinrich Pfeiffer, SJ at his right, and to the right of Fr. Pfeiffer is Redemptorist Father Andreas Resch