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The Veil of Manoppello to Visit the Philippines This Month

September 7, 2014 12 comments

clip_image001The Filipino media group, Inquirer, is reporting: 

MANILA, Philippines – Filipino Catholics will have a chance to venerate a piece of cloth bearing what the faithful believe is an original imprint of the face of Jesus Christ.

Known as the “The Holy Face of Jesus from Manoppello,” the veil will be in the Philippines on September 10 to 17 directly from a tour of the US West Coast and Las Vegas, according to a post on the website of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines.

Also called “The Veil of Manoppello,” it has been housed for 500 years in the Capuchin Friary in Abruzzo, Pescara, near Rome.

The veil has drawn pilgrims to the obscure hilltop village following the visits of then Pope Benedict XVI to the shrine early in his pontificate.

“These papal visits have since called attention to the veil’s significance in the history of Christ’s life on earth,” according to the CBCP post.

It added that Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI was reported to have been drawn to Manoppello after receiving the first printed copy of The Face of God, a book by German author Paul Badde, which covers 10 years of intensive studies on the veil by professors, scientists, iconographic experts, and authorities of the Catholic Church.

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The CBCP post said that while its origins were largely anecdotal, years of scientific study and historical research now report the veil as having the following attributes:

* The faces on the more famous Shroud of Turin and that on the Manoppello Veil coincide perfectly;

* Both images are “acheiropoietas,” meaning they could not have been made by human hands;

* The veil—measuring a mere 7 x 10 inches—is dated between the time of the Christ’s Crucifixion and the Resurrection.

* The Shroud of Turin shows the image of a man with closed eyes and fresh wounds, while that on the Manoppello veil features a face with open eyes and closed wounds.

For a list of times and places see the full news account.

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Manoppello, Shroud and Durer: A Short Presentation by O.K.

September 2, 2014 15 comments

imageO.K. begins:

Background: Roberto Falcinelli’s in the paper The Veil of Manoppello: Work of Art or Authentic Relic?(from the 3rd International Dallas Conference on the Shroud of Turin in 2005) claims (by citing some ambiguous references about Dürer’s biography from the book of Giorgio Vasari, 16th century painter and architect ) that Manoppello Image may be Dürer’s self-portrait (or portrait of Raphael), instead of image of Christ.

In the thread Matching Faces. Is it possible? on Shroudstory, David Goulet commented:

OK, it would be a interesting experiment to use Dave Hines imaging overlay with the Manoppello image and the Albrecht Durer painting.

So let’s do it.

Now we must go to a PDF file. It is the best way to see it. CLICK HERE or on the picture shown here from the PDF file.

Collaborative Research: A Way Forward when it comes to the Manoppello?

June 24, 2014 Comments off

clip_image001Randy Frost, sacristan of St. Ignatius’ Church and director of the Daniel Dajani, S.J., Albanian Catholic Institute on the University of San Francisco campus writes on his blog, A Way Forward for Collaborative Research on the Shroud of Turin and the Holy Face of Manoppello

Ever since  Sr. Blandina Paschalis Schlömer began to make the first systematic comparisons of photographs of the Holy Face of Manoppello and the Shroud of Turin in her convent in Germany there has quite often been opposition and disdain on the part of scholars of the Shroud for this endeavor. Actually this is not surprising given the mind-boggling claims that the Holy Face is actually not only the Veil of Veronica but the burial face-cloth of Jesus!  How could we have missed this all these centuries?

Nevertheless following in the footsteps of Sr. Blandina there have always been more than a few Shroud scholars who have tried to see if and how these two images of Jesus might be related.

Recently several interesting articles comparing the two images using the ImageJ computer software for image processing and analysis have appeared on one of my favorite blogs:  The Shroud of Turin blog – latest news and views on the Shroud of Turin edited by Albert R. "Kim" Dreisbach.

The author of the two articles is Oskar K. from Poland who presents what I think is a compelling case for the Holy Face of Manoppello to be a part of the research on the Shroud of Turin and offers ImageJ software as one of the research tools.

Along with the fascinating overlays of the two images which are presented in his papers are a number of  hard hitting comments which the blog is known for.
https://shroudstory.com/2014/06/14/imagej-used-to-compare-the-shroud-of-turin-and-the-manoppello-image/#comments

Here are several of the author’s replies to comments on his article which I find important.

Read on

Note: Not edited by Albert R. "Kim" Dreisbach, but Dan Porter.

The Manoppello: This little cloth cannot be further ignored in Shroud research!

June 18, 2014 7 comments

ImageJ Used to Compare the Shroud of Turin and the Manoppello Image

June 14, 2014 25 comments

imageAs a guest posting, O.K. has put together an intriguing image-ladened paper, Shroud of Turin & Manoppello Image Comparison & 3D analysis: Or the magic of ImageJ.  

Jumping to near the end:

Suppose for a moment that both the Shroud and the Manoppello are authentic relics of Jesus. Being so different, they provide complementary information.  The monochromatic Shroud with it’s 3D properties provides a model Jesus outlook. It is essentially like an old sculpture. It provides information about shape of the object, but no other information like skin, eyes, hair colour.

But what [that] model needs is texture. And Manoppello, if genuine may provide it!

It is wonderfully fun to see how powerful ImageJ can be.

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