A sacred relic called “The Holy Face of Jesus from Manoppello,” is a piece of cloth that reportedly bears the imprint of Jesus Christ’s face. The cloth will be in the Philippines from September 10 to 17.
The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines said the relic can be seen by the public in various places throughout Metro Manila starting this Wednesday.
The veil only measures 7” by 10” and is said to have been used by Jews to cover the faces of their dead prior to burial. The veil is held by the Capuchin Friary in Abruzzo, Italy, for over 500 years.
Where and when to see the veil:
Wednesday (Sept 10th) – Can be seen at Santuario de San Antonio, Forbes Park, Makati during the 6 p.m. mass
Thursday (Sept 11th) – The veil will be part of the Marian Pilgrimage activities at Lipa, Batangas from 10am to 3pm and will arrive at the Montemaria Shring at Batangas City for the evening mass
Friday (Sept 12th) – The veil will be part, once again, in the Marian Pilgrimage from 5 to 7pm
Saturday (Sept 13th) – the item will arrive at the EDSA Shrine from 9:30 for the Noon mass. – At 3pm it will leave for the Holy Face of Jesus Chapel on Hidalgo St. in Quiapo – Fr. Carmine Cucinelli, rector of the Basilica of the Holy Face of Manoppello will deliver a short speech, followed by mass
Sunday (Sept 14th) – 8am to 2pm, the Holy Face of Jesus will be at the National Sacred Heart Shrine, 4 Sacred Heart St. on the corner of Kamagong in Makati (Mass will be held here at 10:30)
Monday (Sept 15th) – 8:30am to 3pm a mass and vigil at the Church of Our Lady of the Abandoned on Pedro Gil in Sta. Ana, Manila where the veil will be displayed – Later at 3:30pm a vigil will be held at the Immaculate Conception Cathedral at Plaza Rizal, Malinao, Pasig City
Tuesday (Sept 16th) – The veil will be at the Immaculate Conception Parish Church at Nampicuan, Nueva Ecija from 10am to 4pm
Wednesday (Sept 17th) – at 6am there will be a farewell mass at Santuario de San Antonio in Makati