Monday, November 5, 2018

Mrs. Daisy Neves, Illustrious Promoter of the Holy Face at Manoppello

Daisy smiling near the bulletin board at the entrance to the Basilica, close to the photos of Cardinal Tagle and to the article of Antonio Bini  "Il Volto della Verità"(the Face of Truth) also present on this blog

I am very grateful to Antonio Bini for sending  this news and accompanying photos of the visit of Mrs. Neves to Manoppello 

I wish to inform you that Daisy Neves, together with her son Erwin, stayed a week in Manoppello the second week of October, before going to Rome to participate in the Enthronement of the Holy Face in the church of Saints Elisabeth and Zechariah, planned by the pastor of the parish, Father Bonifacio (Ted) Lopez.

Daisy Neves with Fr. Carmine Cucinelli, Antonio Bini and her son Erwin
Daisy holding copy of Antonio Bini's collection of articles on the Holy Face which were published in English on this blog which can be accessed at The Holy Face from Manoppello to the World by Antonio Bini

Daisy spent an intense week of prayer close to the venerable Holy Face, happy to finally be able to stay in the adjacent Casa del Pellegrino (Pilgrim House), reopened last summer. Mrs. Neves, promoter of the international missions of the Holy Face in 2014 and 2015, as well as of many other initiatives in the United States, Canada, the Philippines, Lebanon and Italy, was greeted with cordiality and gratitude by Fr. Carmine Cucinelli, rector of the Sanctuary, by the other Caputchin friars, and Sister Petra-Maria Steiner, who also performed the duties of interpreter.

Daisy Neves with Fr. Carmine Cucinelli, Sr. Petra-Maria Steiner and her son Erwin

During her stay in Manoppello she witnessed the arrival of many pilgrims from various parts of the world. For her it was exciting to meet a group of pilgrims (including many of Filipino origin) from various cities in California, with whom she exchanged impressions on the Holy Face. We have also talked about  the precious role performed by your blog. I'm sending you some photos I took during our meeting.

Daisy, together with Fr. Carmine, speaking with pilgrims from California

Pilgrims from California on steps of Pilgrim House