Table of Contents

for The Face of God

The Divine Comedy 13
The Return of the Images 31
The Holy Face 43
An Easter Sister 55
The Veil of Veronica 69
Locked Doors in Mighty Walls 79
From Open to Closed Eyes 85
The Broken Glass 97
The Face of Faces 105
The Fair Face of Her Son 117
From the Lord of the Images to the Image of the Lord 145
The Master of the Living Child 159
Jude Thaddeus 171
Doubting Thomas 194
Mary Magdalen 205
A Chamberlain from Ethiopia and the Cabbalist from the Sea of Galilee 217
Padre Pio and Padre Domenico 225
Holy Blood 237
Raining Roses on the Mount of the Transfiguration 257
In the Inmost Hold of the Vatican 271
Homecoming and Farewell 291
Hands Transformed 299
The Disarmed Face 311
A Final Supplement 323
Jesus and Peter 327
Peter on Mount Tabor 332
The Face of the King 341
Select Bibliography 345
Sources for Illustrations 351
Acknowledgments 353
Appendix: Pilgrimage to the Shrine of the Holy Face in Manoppello Italy; Address of his Holiness Benedict XVI, Friday, 1 September 2006 355

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Paul Badde, born in 1948, is a best-selling author and renowned journ- alist and historian. Since 2000 he has been an editor of the German newspaper Die Welt, first as the Jerusalem correspondent and now as the Vatican correspondent in Rome. He is also the author of Maria of Guadalupe: Shaper of History, Shaper of Hearts and The Heavenly City. Read more