Just one look—one glimpse—at the compelling Holy Face of Jesus imprinted on the Image of the Veil of Manoppello is enough to bring a pervading Peace flooding into the ever-yearning human soul.
Best-selling journalist, author, historian Paul Badde, who lives in Rome and works for EWTN, wrote the book ‘The Face of God’: ‘The Rediscovery of the True Face of Jesus’ in 2010. He has returned to the subject in 2018 with more information in ‘The Human Face of God:’the Holy Veil of Manoppello’ whose many pictures once seen are impossible to forget.
It was one long winter night in 2011 that I randomly Googled ‘Face of God’ to discover Badde’s first book with its iconic cover picture, both to remain in my life ever since.
No ancient master’s brush strokes; no human hand created this image, which is believed be a miraculous picture of Our Lord imprinted on a cloth covering His Face at the moment of His Resurrection.
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Police officers will stop traffic as camels, sheep and a donkey accompany Mary, Joseph and the Baby Jesus, the Three Wise Men and shepherds dressed in first century attire as they proceed around the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday.
Tom Cruise’ Mission Impossible movies are kind of like cotton candy.
Huh, you say? Well, the MI movies are a bit like the kind of empty but fun calories (fun, unless you have a beard!) you get from an order of cotton candy – fun while it lasts but not particularly nourishing.
That isn’t really being completely fair to Mission Impossible: Fallout, however, because, while we’re here for the stunts and the action scenes (stuff that’s traditionally top shelf in this franchise), there’s actually a modern, believable plot on hand as well. It just kind of gets lost in the action.
[Author’s Note: Kaitlin Childress, Macey Clarkson, Irene Fondren, John Harkins, Eulita Mack, Michael Parker, Lonna Pearl, Miranda Satchell, Jacob Surrette, and Abby Williams, students in Reed’s Creative Writing class, wrote this story.]
While sipping a cup of coffee at the top of the stairs, I heard little feet pitter-pattering into the living room where a Christmas tree was surrounded by beautifully wrapped gifts. Dawn was just breaking and my grandson Corey was already up. I sat quietly, watching his excitement. The scene reminded me of a Christmas morning, long ago.
Hazelnuts, like olive oil, cheese and other agricultural products, differ in flavor depending on their geographic origin. Because consumers and processors are willing to pay more for better nuts — especially in fine chocolates and other delicacies — testing methods are needed to reliably authenticate the nuts’ country of origin. Researchers now report in ACS’ Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry that NMR analysis could fill the bill.
No one knows exactly how long a donkey abandoned in a muddy field in Ireland suffered pain just from standing on his own four feet, but from the look of his twisted and overgrown hooves it must have been many months, if not years.
It was just after Christmas last year when Echo’s saviors brought him to The Donkey Sanctuary’s rescue center Ireland. Here, the abandoned donkey was given a full medical exam.—More…
When my boyhood best friend and mentor Jaybird, a master teacher, intended to plant life lessons indelibly in my mind, he often clarified the unfamiliar by discussing the familiar. Once when I asked how I could serve God as well as he did, he pointed to flames flickering in his fireplace and began a lesson that made the unfamiliar familiar.
“Imagine a little flame inside you wanting to join the big flame from which it came: God Himself. Even if a man ignores his conscience — God’s voice — for so long that only a tiny spark of that little flame remains, even then it yearns to burst into a roaring blaze, signifying a loving bond with the Divine Flame that is God, the light of the universe.”
Why are some people regarded as horticulturalists and others as gardeners? The smart explanation is that the former is merely a gardener with a panel van. Cute, but . . .
Go back far enough and it is suggested that gardening is the oldest occupation. (Occupation, please note; a pair of professions have been claimed to be the most ancient . . .). As with a surprising amount of the English language, horticulture finds its roots in Latin, the ancient Romans knowing more than a thing or two about the subject. Hortus then is a garden coupled with cultura or cultivation. So here we have, by extension, explanation for both horticulturalist and gardener—and are no further ahead.
When asked by the Barna Group, “Do we have a personal responsibility to share our faith with others?” a majority of Christians answered in the affirmative.
100% of Evangelicals and 73% of born again Christians said yes. When this conviction is put into practice however, the numbers shift downward. Only 69% of Evangelicals and 52% of born again Christians say they actually did share the Gospel at least once this past year to someone with different beliefs in the hope that they might accept Jesus Christ as their Savior.
In 1968, when I returned to the Mississippi Delta after overseas military service, my father hired me as his farm manager. One year, when harvest season was near, he said, “Son, we’ve got a fine cotton crop to gather. I’ll spend all my time in the fields. You’ll have to manage the gin. Jaybird will show you the works.”
Even though I found comfort in knowing that my boyhood best friend and mentor Jaybird would train me, I was still petrified. I not only had to keep the gin’s machines synchronized and running at peak efficiency, but also I had to manage an eight-man crew: four Blacks and four Hispanics.
When you graduated in horticulture from college you believed the world is your oyster plant, Tradescantia spathacea. Better to have heeded the words of wisdom from your supervisor. In a decade or so everything you have learnt will have changed.
Horticulture, and its sister science agriculture, are among the fastest growing such studies. This is what makes its offshoo, gardening the fascinating hobby that it is. Better yet, you can take it or leave it and still have a flourishing home life. Would that it be with certain other segments of society.
Next time you chop some luscious red tomatoes into your salad or sauce, you can thank Israeli scientists.
Tomatoes didn’t originate in Israel, but our agricultural wizards transformed this wild fruit into a flavorful, long-lasting, nutritious, disease-resistant commercial crop enjoyed everywhere as a fresh ingredient and as a source of healthful extracts.
Over the years, these columns have recorded many a commercial attempt to relieve the black thumb brigade of their responsibilities. As Zora Neale Hurston once observed, “Trees and plants always look like the people they live with somehow.” Who wants to look like a houseplant past its prime?
Of course, today the pressure is on as never before to have rooms full of happy, healthy plants. It is a scientific fact that not only do they remove pollutants from the air, but plants contribute to mental health also. Strangely, in glossy magazine pics promoting celebrity spreads, there is all too often a dearth of greenery. Perhaps this reveals something about their mental stability. Other professionals also: “Never go to a doctor whose office plants have died,” advised the late Erma Bombeck.