An Evening with Paul Badde

by Steve Ray on May 4, 2011

FAGO-H“The Face of God” is a great new book that reads like a detective novel yet it is true. Paul Badde’s tracks down the face cloth of Christ which had been found in the tomb after Jesus’ resurrection.

It is a great read and I encourage everyone to get a copy from Ignatius Press, either in book form or electronically. Click the link and see another video specifically about the facecloth of Christ and the book (here).

We invited Paul to speak to our group and I’ve put together a 3 minute video to highlight the evening. He and his wife Ellen were very gracious and delightful, true believers and passionate for Christ and his Church.

Paul is a correspondent and writer from Germany who is stationed in Rome.

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Sue Clark April 16, 2012 at 10:32 AM

I love this book! I am thankful for Mr. Badde and his research! The Face of God is very thorough and informative. I do have one concern………..Mr. Badde explicity believes that this cloth is the sudarium mentioned in {John 20:5-8}. I am not sure that this is the true sudarium mentioned in John. I hope Mr. Badde reinvestigates this statement after looking at the Sudarium of Oviedo and the research connected to it. I would encourage all that read “The Face of God” to explore Janice Bennett’s Book ” Sacred Blood, Sacred Image: The Sudarium of Oviedo”. For me, Bennetts book is more compelling that the Sudarium of Oviedo is the cloth mentioned in the Gospel of John.
I believe in the authenticity of the cloth of Manopello. I believe it is possible that the Manopello was covering Our Lord’s face at the time of burial, and at the time of resurrection the image was made. If so, I believe the Manopello cloth would have laid with the Shroud and binding cloths, and not found rolled up.
There are many theories up for investigating-and I pray that examinations and explorations continue on all cloths!!
The cloths of Christ are fascinating! Learning about these relics are so inspiring!! Thank you Mr. Badde!
I just love our Catholic faith!!
Praise be to God!
Sue Clark

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