Holy Face of Manoppello, Sankt Gallen, “designer babies”

At LifeSite there is an engaging article/interview with an expert, Paul Badde, who has written about the image of the Holy Face kept at Manoppello, Italy.  They touch on the role this image might have played in the thwarting of the infamous “Sankt Gallen” mafia that tried in vain to engineer the papal conclave of 2005.

Speaking of Sankt Gallen, you might check Taylor Marshall, who interviewed McCarrick’s victim.  HERE

In the piece on the image at Manoppello, I found this is of special interest:

LifeSiteNews:What do you hope the fruit of the further knowledge among Catholics about this Holy Face would be?

Paul Badde: What do I hope the fruit would be? That we will be better prepared to see Him again. Here I have got to tell you a last little story. I’ve been befriended for many years until his death in 2002 with Zvi Kolitz, an old Lithuanian Jew from New York, who cherished very highly the wisdom of Rabbi Loew, who lived in Prague in the 16th century.

And he was fascinated that this famous Rabbi said, time and again, that the Messiah would finally appear in that hour of history when men would try to stretch their hands towards the biblical “tree of life.”

And today, I read in the news that in China, the first “designer babies” have been made. I wouldn’t say in that context, though, that the miraculous reappearance of the Holy Veil is part of the Second Coming of the Lord already.

In Manoppello, however, you can already look into his eyes, the eyes of the God of Jacob.

In finem citius… right?

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  1. LarryW2LJ says:

    During the first week of our Advent Bible study, my ears perked up when it was mentioned that it was 21 centuries between the Call of Abraham and the birth of Jesus. and now it’s 21 centuries AFTER the birth of Jesus. Both numbers 3 and 7 have heavy Biblical significance – perfection and completion – and 3 X 7 = 21.

    Maybe it’s just me, but the little hairs on the back of my neck stood up thinking about that. Whatever, I’ll heed Fr’s advice on going to Confession, as I always do, and will try to ready myself as best I can.

  2. FrAnt says:

    In another post, Fr. Z. notes a LifeSite interview with Cardinal Muller where the Cardinal notes that some are trying to make “homosexuals” a third species next to men and women. Sounds like reaching for the “Tree of Life” to me.

  3. Semper Gumby says:

    Thank you LifeSite and Taylor Marshall.

  4. jaykay says:

    Link to Paul Badde’s book on the Holy Veil of Manopello. It’s a very good read, quirky but with great details about its physical composition. Hopefully I’ve posted the Z-link. Never can be sure with mobiles. Anyway, a great read.

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