Thursday, April 20, 2017

Holy Face of Manoppello on EWTN's Weekly Program Vaticano

Starting at 23:40 of the most recent episode of Vaticano, EWTN's weekly television program originating in Rome there is a most beautiful segment on the Holy Face of Manoppello as one of the "clues" which demonstrates the reality of the Resurrection of Jesus.

photos by Paul Badde

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

The Annual Outdoor Way of the Cross in Manoppello

text and photos by Antonio Bini

As has taken place for a number of years, the pastoral region of ​​Scafa, on one of the last Fridays of Lent, celebrated on March 31, with the participation of Archbishop Bruno Forte, the Lenten outdoor Way of the Cross according to the ancient tradition of the Roman church.

At 4pm the sizeable procession from various parishes comprising: Scafa, Manoppello, Serramonacesca, Lettomanoppello, Turrivalignani, Tocco da Casauria, Roccamorice, Caramanico Bolognano met at the foot of the ascent to the Sanctuary, called "Fonte Leone", moving towards the Shrine, with stops at the individual stations.

With devotion, the religious and lay faithful prayed and sang,  arriving at the Holy Face Basilica where Mass was celebrated, presided over by Archbishop Forte, assisted by several priests. Some priests were available for confession.

After the Mass the Archbishop, in reiterating his personal connection to the Sanctuary, recalled the tradition of the Way of the Cross which he began several years ago, wishing everyone a good journey together towards Easter.