The Holy Veil of Manoppello: The Human Face of God
Description: "The horrific 1915 earthquake that levelled tiny Manoppello, Italy, brought forth from the local church's rubble one of Christendom's long-lost, but most precious relics: the small cloth that lay on Jesus's face in the tomb. Saint John speaks of it in his Gospel: When Peter went into the tomb, he saw linen wrappings lying there, and the cloth that had been on Jesus head, not lying with the linen wrappings but rolled up in a place by itself. Tradition says that Our Lady herself laid this cloth on His face before He was wrapped in His shroud for burial."
Paul Badde is an historian and journalist. He is a former editor of the German newspaper Welt and is currently a Rome correspondent for EWTN.