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Letter #60, 2016: Meeting By The Sea

September 19, 2016, Monday -- Meeting by the Sea "Today, with the blessing and on the invitation of His Eminence Archbishop Bruno Forte, the local archpastor of the local Roman Catholic diocese, we, the Orthodox members of the Joint International Commission of Theological Dialogue between the Roman Catholic and the Orthodox Churches, have the great blessing [...]

Letter #59, 2016: The Face of Christ and Unity

September 18, 2016, Sunday -- The Face of Christ and Unity "Seeking the Face of Jesus must be the longing of all of us Christians... If we persevere in our quest for the Face of the Lord, at the end of our earthly pilgrimage, he, Jesus, will be our eternal joy, our reward and glory for [...]

Pilgrimage Sponsored by Inside the Vatican Magazine Visit the Shrine of the Holy Face

A number of pilgrimages, especially from abroad, who were present in Rome for the canonization of Mother Teresa of Calcutta at St. Peter's (Sunday, September 4) also took the opportunity to come to the Shrine of the Holy Face of Manoppello. On the day following the canonization the pilgrimage sponsored by the American Catholic magazine INSIDE [...]

Letter #52, 2015: Francis and The Face of Christ

October 30, 2015, Friday — Francis and The Face of Christ "Jesus Christ is the face of the Father’s mercy. These words might well sum up the mystery of the Christian faith." —Pope Francis, first words of the bull of indiction for the Holy Year of Mercy, entitled Misericordiae Vultus, April 11, 2015 "'Patient and merciful.' [...]

Letter # 4, 2015: Leaving

January 8, 2015, Thursday — Leaving "The glory of God is man alive; but the life of man is the vision of God." —Irenaeus of Lyons, in the territory of France, c. 180 A.D. "Shekinah (Hebrew: שכינה‎), is the English transliteration of a Hebrew noun meaning dwelling or settling, and denotes the dwelling or settling of [...]

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Letter # 2, 2015: Conversation in Manoppello

January 3, 2015, Saturday — Conversation in Manoppello "He healeth those that are broken in heart, and bindeth up their bruises." —Psalm 146 "The glory of God is man alive; but the life of man in the vision of God." —Irenaeus of Lyons, in the territory of France, c. 180 A.D. “Our Lord Jesus Christ, through [...]

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Letter # 1, 2015: Vespers in Manoppello

January 2, 2015, Friday — Vespers in Manoppello "He puts an end to wars over all the world: he tramples the bow, shatters weapons, and burns the shields with fire."—Psalm 45 (46), chanted at Vespers this evening in Manoppello, Italy, and all over the world In the Shadow of the Veil I reached Manoppello today, on [...]

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Letter # 47, 2014: Happy New Year

A Blessed New Year Wednesday, December 31, 2014 I write from the little town of Norcia, Italy, where St. Benedict was born. Here, the year is drawing to an end with snow flurries and temperatures below freezing. Above the city, snow-covered muntain peaks were shrouded in mist all day. Father Cassian and the monks here just [...]

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The Veil of Manoppello – An Unexpected Bridge to Judaism?

The Veil of Manoppello. Welcome to Manoppello.  Rabbi Gabriel Hagaï: Thank you, Paul. You are Gabriel Hagaï, a Rabbi from Paris. Could you tell us a little bit more about your life? Well, I was born in Paris, but lived most of my life in Jerusalem, more than 20 years. I married there and [...]

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