Padre Domenico da Cese - Volto Santo
This Office for Padre Domenico da Cese - Volto Santo was established in September 2019 to increase the awareness of and to aid in the beatification and canonization process for the Servant of God Padre Domenico da Cese, Capuchin, along with increasing the knowledge of the Volto Santo, a precious relic otherwise known as the Holy Face of Jesus in the Basilica of the Volto Santo, Manoppello, Italy.
On October 18, 2019; Father Carmine Cucinelli, the former Rector of the Basilica of the Volto Santo, personally gave his approval and blessing for this apostolate to Tamara Klapatch. Also on October 29, 2020, the current Rector, Padre Antonio Gentili gave his blessing. It is with deep appreciation to Sr. Petra-Maria Steiner, Vita Communis-Mary, Mother of the Holy Family; for allowing me to assist her directly regarding her work as the biographer for Padre Domenico chosen by Father Eugenio Di Giamberardino, Vice Postulator, and Giovanni Petracca, the nephew of Padre Domenico.
Tamara has written for "Inside the Vatican" magazine, appeared on "Radio Maria Canada", has spoken at the Franciscan University of Steubenville, the National Centre for Padre Pio, and various churches. Her work has also been featured in Italy; in "Abruzzo nel Mondo", and "Il Volto Santo di Manoppello" magazines, as well as the Abruzzo Regional Diocesan Bulletin. Currently, her work has reached six continents.
On October 18, 2019, I was officially given by Padre Carmine Cucinelli, the Rector of the Basilica of the Holy Face - Manoppello, Italy his blessing and approval for this apostolate to promote Padre Domenico da Cese's cause and for spreading devotion to the Holy Face which I am deeply honored."