Sunday, April 12, 2020

Video of the Holy Mass of the Lord's Resurrection from the Basilica of the Holy Face This Morning

Jesus is risen!  The Face of all Faces is broadcast on Facebook from the Shrine of the Holy Face of Manoppello with a special blessing with the Holy Face for the whole world.  May the Holy Face shine on all and everyone throughout the world.

Video of Full Mass and Blessing 

Video of Procession at the end of Mass and Blessing with the Holy Face

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Triduum and Easter Services at the Basilica of the Holy Face to be Livestreamed

Special Blessing with the Holy Face following Easter Sunday Mass

Schedule for Easter 2020 - Triduum and Easter Sunday

All the celebrations will be Livestreamed on the Facebook page "Basilica Volto Santo Manoppello"

(All times are local Italian Time)

Holy Thursday April 9  5:30pm  Mass of the Lord's Supper

Good Friday   April 10  4:30pm Celebration of the Lord's Passion

 Holy Saturday April 11 9pm  Easter Vigil

Easter Sunday  April 12 7:30am - Holy Mass 
Followed by Exposition of the Holy Face and blessing with the holy relic

Afterwards the Holy Mass of Easter will be able to be seen on YouTube

Sunday, April 5, 2020

EWTN Broadcasts Vaticano Episode for Holy Week Highlighting the Holy Face

This morning EWTN broadcast a Special Edition on the Face of God highlighting the Holy Face of Manoppello with commentary by Paul Badde, Cardinal Koch and other experts.

Last Thursday EWTN broadcast their Daily Mass celebrated by Fr. John Paul Mary who spoke during the homily on the Holy Face of Manoppello with the Holy Face displayed during the Mass on the lector's podium. 

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Prayers to the Holy Face

We pray to the Holy Face for all those afflicted with the Covid-19 virus, for those who have died and for the doctors, nurses and all health care workers.

Prayer to the Holy Face of Jesus 

from the Shrine of the Holy Face of Manoppello website

O divine Savior Jesus, humbly prostrate before your sacred image, we profoundly adore you, and we see in it a dear sign of your immense charity, and at the same time a dear memory of your passion and death for us. Turn your pitying eyes towards our afflictions and console us. Don't abandon us in our greatest needs and dangers; indeed, pour abundant graces and blessings on us, so that by responding to your ineffable goodness we all come to contemplate you in the heavenly glory of Heaven where God reigns with the Father and the Holy Spirit forever and ever. Amen.

Prayer of Archbishop Bruno Forte for Liberation and Protection from Covid-19

Lord Jesus, Savior of the world, hope that will never disappoint us, have mercy on us and deliver us from all evil! Please overcome the scourge of this virus which is spreading, heal the sick, preserve the healthy, support those who work for the health of all. Show us your face of mercy and save us in your great love. We ask you through the intercession of Mary, Your Mother and ours, who faithfully accompanies us. You who live and reign forever and ever. Amen.

Prayer of Pope Benedict XVI of September 1, 2007

Lord Jesus,
As the first apostles,
Whom you asked: “What do you seek?”,
Accepted your invitation to: “Come and See”
Recognising you as the Son of God,
The Promised Messiah for the world’s redemption,
We too, your disciples in this difficult time
Want to follow you and be your friends,

Drawn by the brilliance of your face much desired yet hidden.
Show us, we pray you, your face ever new,
That mirror, mystery laden, of God’s infinite mercy.
Grant that we may contemplate it
With the eyes of our mind and our hearts:
The Son’s face, radiance of the Father’s glory
And the imprint of his Nature (cf. Hb 1,3),
The human face of God that has burst into history
To reveal the horizons of eternity.
The silent face of Jesus suffering and risen,
When loved and accepted changes the heart and life.
“Your face, Lord, do I seek,
Do not hide your face from me” (Ps.27,8ff).

How many times through the centuries and millenia has not resounded
The ardent invocation of the Psalmist among the faithful!
Lord, with faith, we too repeat the same invocation:
“Man of suffering, as one from whom others hide their faces” (Is.53,3),
Do not hide your face from us!
We want to draw from your eyes,
That look on us with tenderness and compassion.
The force of love and peace which shows us the way of life,
And the courage to follow you without fear or compromise,
So as to be witnesses of your Gospel,
With concrete signs of acceptance, love and forgiveness.

O Holy Face of Christ,
Light that enlightens the darkness of doubt and sadness,
Life that has defeated forever the force of evil and death,
O inscrutable gaze
That never ceases to watch over men and people,
Face concealed in the Eucharistic signs
And in the faces of those that live with us,
Make us God’s pilgrims in this world,
Longing for the Infinite and ready for the final encounter,
When we shall see you, Lord, “face to face”(1Cor.13,12),
And be able to contemplate you forever in heavenly Glory.

Miraculous Image of Our Lady of Absam see

Mary, Mother of the Holy Face,

Help us have “hands innocent and a heart pure”,
Hands illumined by the truth of love
And hearts enraptured by divine beauty,
That transformed by the encounter with Christ,
We may gift ourselves to the poor and the suffering,
Whose faces reflect the hidden presence
Of your Son Jesus,
Who lives and reigns forever and ever. Amen!

all photos courtesy of Paul Badde