MANILA, Philippines—Filipino Catholics on Wednesday had the chance to venerate the “The Holy Face of Jesus from Manoppello,” at the Santuario de San Antonio in Forbes Park, Makati City.
Also known as the “The Veil of Manoppello,” it is a piece of cloth bearing what the faithful believed is an original imprint of the face of Jesus Christ after He rose from the dead.
The veneration started after a mass was celebrated.
Reverend Father Danilo Flores of the Diocese of Rome said the Philippines is “blessed” to be visited by the Holy Face.
Flores said the image, which is the believed to be the face of Jesus after His resurrection, symbolizes hope among Catholics.
“After our sufferings, Jesus promises hope,” he said.
The veil is in the Philippines from September 10 to 17.
As posted in Sunday’s column of Josephine Darang of INQUIRER lifestyle, the schedule of the tour follows:
Sept. 11, Holy Face featured in Marian pilgrimage activities in Lipa City, Batangas, 10 a.m. to 3 pm.; 6 p.m., Holy Mass at Montemaria Shrine, Batangas City;.
Sept. 12, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Holy Face to return to Lipa for more Marian activities;
Sept. 13, 12:15 p.m., Holy Mass at the Edsa Shrine (Our Lady, Queen of Peace Church); 4 p.m,. relic to be brought to the Holy Face of Jesus Chapel at 1111 R. Hidalgo St., Quiapo, Manila, with talk by Fr. Cucinelli, followed by Holy Mass and vigil;
Sept. 14, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Vigil at National Sacred Heart Shrine, Sacred Heart and Kamagong Streets, Makati City;
Sept. 15, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Vigil at Our Lady of the Abandoned Church on Pedro Gil Street in Santa Ana, Manila, with Holy Mass at 11 a.m.
Sept. 16, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Immaculate Conception Parish Church in Nampicuan, Nueva Ecija;
Sept. 17, 6:15 a.m., Farewell Mass at Santuario de San Antonio.