Fireworks in Manoppello

Transfiguration over the Holy Veil of Manoppello (Photo: Paul Badde/EWTN)

Beautiful fireworks exploded in the evening skies above Manoppello, Italy to celebrate the Feast of the Transfiguration and to honor in a procession the great gift of God: “Il Volto Santo” — a precious relic bearing the miraculous image of the Holy Face of Jesus, on a sheer veil. The incredible history of the veil providentially brought it to Manoppello several centuries ago. Though at first shrouded in mystery, it was hidden from the world, and thus protected from many dangers. It may now be seen by all. Pilgrims flock from around the world for the opportunity to gaze on the Face of Jesus; to kneel, pray and adore Him; repeating the words of St. Peter on Mount Tabor: “Lord, it is good to be here.”

Fireworks may be seen shimmering through the holy veil at it is carried in procession through the crowded streets, which were captured in this wonderful video of the event by Angelo Ruetz from Switzerland:

This holy veil is so transparent that the decorative lights over the path of procession may be seen through it. At times it appears to the viewer that what is being carried so reverently is merely a white rectangle. Yet, as the veil is exposed to various changes in light, its secret is gradually revealed.  Truly a great blessing to see!

“May God be gracious to us and bless us, and cause His face to shine upon us…” (Psalm 67:1)

Holy Veil of Manoppello (Photo:Paul Badde/EWTN)
Veil of Manoppello: Photo: Paul Bade/EWTN)
Holy Veil of Manoppello, photo: Patricia Enk

(To learn more about the veil click the Manoppello Tab above.)

 

 

One thought on “Fireworks in Manoppello

  1. My Carmel August 8, 2019 / 11:17 am

    Thank you so much for sharing this piece and wonderful video of the procession of the holy veil in the streets of Manoppello. It was a great blessing! God bless you Patricia! ❤

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