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Il Volto Santo è un'immagine di tema religioso conservata a Manoppello (PE).
Si tratta di un velo tenue che ritrae l'immagine di un volto, un viso maschile con i capelli lunghi e la barba divisa a bande, ritenuto essere quello di Cristo. Secondo Chiara Vigo il velo è di bisso marino, ma c'è anche chi, come Gian Marco Rinaldi, ritiene che tale affermazione non sia provata.[1] L'immagine ritratta, secondo una tradizione, è "acheropita", cioè un'immagine che sarebbe "non disegnata o dipinta … [More]
This is a very special place--I can't wait to go back there again!!
The Manoppello Image. In 1999, Father Heinnrich Pfeiffer announced at a press conference in Rome that he had found the Veil in a church of the Capuchin monastery, in the small village of Manoppello, Italy, where it had been since 1660. Professor Pfeiffer had in fact been promoting this image for many years before.[17]
According to local tradition, an anonymous pilgrim arrived in 1508 with the cloth inside a wrapped package. The pilgrim gave it to Dr. Giacomo Antonio Leonelli, who was … [More]
The Veil of Veronica, or Sudarium (Latin for sweat-cloth), often called simply "The Veronica" and known in Italian as the Volto Santo or Holy Face (but not to be confused with the carved crucifix Volto Santo of Lucca) is a Catholic relic, which, according to legend, bears the likeness of the Face of Jesus not made by human hand (i.e. an Acheiropoieton).
The most recent version of the legend recounts that Saint Veronica from Jerusalem encountered Jesus along the Via Dolorosa on the … [More]
The Holy Face

A mysterious piece of cloth has been kept for centuries in a remote Franciscan church; the local people believe it is miraculously imprinted with the image of Christ's face

by Renzo Allegri

The 'Holy Face' of Manoppello

DURING THE EASTER celebrations, our thoughts may easily be led to the Shroud of Turin, the mysterious linen wrapping which, according to tradition, is said to have enveloped Jesus' body.
One of the inexplicable facts about the Shroud of Turin is that we simply … [More]
Manoppello is a comune in Abruzzo, in the province of Pescara, Italy.

Church of the Volto Santo di Manoppello, housing an image which has been suggested to be the Veil of Veronica.
It is famous for having a church which contains an image which has been suggested to be the Veil of Veronica.
Also notable is the Romanesque abbey of Santa Maria Arabona.
When the Pope visited Manoppello, Italy, September 1, 2006.
BR Papst-Besuch: Manoppello