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  • The Shroud of Turin

    06/16/2016 12:46:14 AM PDT · by OrthodoxIndianCatholic · 6 replies
    The Mystery of Holy Saturday Its Spiritual Significance Introduction : One could say that the "Shroud" is the Icon of this mystery, the Icon of Holy Saturday. Indeed, it is a winding - sheet that was wrapped round the body of a man who was crucified, corresponding in every way to what the Gospels tell us of Jesus Christ who was crucified at about noon, died at about 3.00 in the afternoon. At nightfall, since it was "Parasceve" that is the eve of Holy Saturday, Joseph of Arimathea, a rich and authoritative member of the Sanhedrin, courageously asked Pontius Pilate...
  • The Shroud of Turin, Authenticated Again

    04/17/2016 6:27:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 114 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/16/2016 | Myra Adams
    A new study released last week included new evidence that links and further authenticates two holy relics that millions of Christians believe offer physical proof of the crucifixion, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. But before we explore the research and the relics, let us recall a New Testament passage concerning faith in Christ and the need for physical evidence. I mean the familiar story of “doubting Thomas” (John 20:24–29). The apostle Thomas was absent when the resurrected Christ appeared to some of the apostles. On hearing the astonishing news, Thomas declared, “Unless I see the nail marks in...
  • New Study: The Shroud of Turin and the Sudarium of Oviedo Covered the Same Person

    04/12/2016 4:26:25 AM PDT · by NYer · 100 replies
    Aletelial ^ | April 11, 2016 | Paraula
    The Shroud of Turin and the Sudarium of Oviedo “almost certainly covered the cadaver of the same person.” This is the conclusion from an investigation that has compared the two relics using forensics and geometry.The research was done by Dr. Juan Manuel Mińarro, a sculpture professor at the University of Seville, as part of a project sponsored by the Valencia-based Centro Espańol de Sindonología (CES) (The Spanish Center of Sindonology).Transparency acetate on three-dimensional model used in the investigation of Juan Manuel Mińarro . LINTEUM The study thus supports what tradition has held for more than two millennia: that the...

    01/04/2016 2:20:34 PM PST · by overdog2 · 35 replies
    youtube ^ | Jun 28, 2015 | spacereinstitute
    This video answers many of the questions posted here regarding the Shroud of Turin. Note: it supports the connection to the Sudarium of Oviedo "SHROUD A NEW ASTONISHING PHENOMENON DISCOVERED IN THIS FIND" Published on Jun 28, 2015 Photogrammetric restitution on the Shroud of Turin has revealed a previously unknown phenomenon that opens up new horizons for science. The strength of this discovery is stressed by the fact that the geometrical data used for restitution can be verified with tools that are accessible to everyone.
  • How One Skeptical Scientist Came to Believe the Shroud of Turin

    12/20/2015 2:34:41 PM PST · by marshmallow · 84 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | 12/19/15 | Ann Schneible
    Rome, Italy, Dec 19, 2015 / 03:39 pm (CNA).- The Shroud of Turin has different meanings for many people: some see it as an object of veneration, others a forgery, still others a medieval curiosity. For one Jewish scientist, however, the evidence has led him to see it as a meeting point between science and faith. "The Shroud challenges (many people's core beliefs) because there's a strong implication that there is something beyond the basic science going on here," Barrie Schwortz, one of the leading scientific experts on the Shroud of Turin, told CNA. Admitting that he did not know...
  • The Shroud of Turin: A Mystery Across the Ages

    08/30/2015 11:58:31 PM PDT · by NRx · 66 replies
    Pravoslavie ^ | 08-29-2015 | Fr. Alexey Young
    On this day, the Church celebrates the icon of the Savior "Made Without Hands"—the prototype of which is believed to be an image of Jesus Christ's holy face, left on a cloth used to cover His face at burial after the crucifixion. An exhaustively researched and highly interesting article by Fr. Alexy Young, Nun Michaila, and Mary Mansur was published a number of years ago in the periodical, "Orthodox America" on the Shroud of Turin and the Holy Napkin. We present it today in the spirit of the present feast.      The truth of God has to be comprehended...
  • How one skeptical scientist came to believe the Shroud of Turin

    08/04/2015 3:01:50 PM PDT · by NYer · 43 replies
    cna ^ | August 4, 2015 | Ann Schneible
    Shroud of Turin featuring positive (L) and negative (R) digital filters. Credit: Dianelos Georgoudis via Wikimedia Commons. Rome, Italy, Aug 4, 2015 / 04:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Shroud of Turin has different meanings for many people: some see it as an object of veneration, others a forgery, still others a medieval curiosity. For one Jewish scientist, however, the evidence has led him to see it as a meeting point between science and faith. “The Shroud challenges (many people's core beliefs) because there's a strong implication that there is something beyond the basic science going on here,” Barrie Schwortz, one...
  • Is this the face of Jesus as a boy? Italian police reverse the ageing process on image ...

    05/05/2015 11:16:21 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 69 replies ^ | 05-05-2015 | By Simon Tomlinson
    Is this the face of Jesus as a boy? Italian police reverse the ageing process on image taken from the Turin Shroud to create photo-fit of Christ as a young child This is the face of Jesus Christ as a child – according to Italian police. Detectives used computer forensic techniques that have helped to catch mafia bosses to generate the image. First, they created a photo-fit picture from the facial image in the Turin Shroud, which many believe to be that of Jesus. They then used a computer program to reverse the ageing process by reducing the jaw size,...
  • Why We Pilgrimage to Turin: Jesus is a Lamb to Us and a Lion to His Foes

    04/20/2015 2:54:48 PM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 28 replies
    The Eponymous Flower ^ | 4/20/15 | Roberto de Mattei
    (Turin) coming from 19 April to 24 June 2015, the grave cloth of Christ, which is the Holy Shroud of Turin, will be on public display. Only five years after the most recent exhibition, pilgrims will be able to venerate the holy linen cloth in the cathedral of Turin again. The occasion is the 200th anniversary of the birth of St. John Bosco. The next opportunity to see the grave cloth is not likely to arise again until 2025. The Holy Shroud is the cloth in which the body of Our Lord Jesus Christ was wrapped in the grave. The...
  • Shroud of Turin goes on public display

    04/19/2015 1:04:39 PM PDT · by NYer · 27 replies
    cns ^ | April 19, 2015 | Carol Glatz
    The Shroud of Turin unveiled yesterday for the media. Now on public display, (CNS/Paul Haring) TURIN, Italy — A thin white cloth draped over the glass–covered Shroud of Turin was pulled down and billowed to the floor, marking the official opening of the venerated icon’s exposition to the public.​The unveiling came during a Mass held in the city’s cathedral of St. John the Baptist today in the presence of a small group of dignitaries, religious and lay faithful. ​“We have put ourselves in the wake of generations of pilgrims” who come to contemplate the shroud and “it will do us good to feel like we are drops in the river that has run through the centuries of a humanity...
  • The “Other” Shroud of Christ

    04/02/2015 4:14:08 AM PDT · by NYer · 16 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | April 1, 2015 | Mary Jo Anderson
    The Sudarium of Oviedo is by most accounts the best validation of the Shroud of Turin as the true burial cloth of Jesus of Nazareth. The ark that contains the Sudarium of Oviedo (Wikipedia) I have followed with great interest the response to Catholic World Report's recent article on the Shroud of Turin by Jim Graves, which now has well over a 150 comments. Many are statements and counter-statements that attempt to prove or disprove the authenticity of the Shroud as the burial cloth of Jesus of Nazareth. This is as it should be—a mystery for our era that calls...
  • A look at Pope Francis' summer trip to the Shroud of Turin

    03/27/2015 4:11:04 PM PDT · by NYer · 10 replies
    cna ^ | March 26, 2015 | Ann Schneible
    Shroud of Turin negative. Vatican City, Mar 26, 2015 / 12:09 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Vatican has released the schedule for Pope Francis' upcoming pilgrimage to Turin – home to what is believed to be the burial shroud of Jesus – with a program that largely centers on young people. The pontiff's June 21-22 visit to the northern Italian city also marks the bicentenary of the birth of Saint John Bosco, founder of the Salesian order and patron saint of youth. According to the Vatican, which released the schedule during a March 25 press briefing, the Pope will venerate the...
  • The Shroud: Not a Painting, Not a Scorch, Not a Photograph

    03/27/2015 2:24:37 PM PDT · by NYer · 53 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | March 27, 2015 | Jim Graves
    “One of my favorite testimonials as to the authenticity of the Shroud,” says Barrie Schwortz, an expert on the Shroud of Turin, “actually came from my Jewish mother.” People view the Shroud of Turin on display at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist in Turin, Italy, in this April 26, 2010, file photo. (CNS photo/Paul Haring) This June, Pope Francis will be making a pilgrimage to Turin, Italy, home of the famous Shroud of Turin, which many believe is the 2,000-year-old burial cloth of Jesus Christ. The pope’s June 21-22 visit will include time venerating the Shroud at the...
  • Documentary on the Shroud Airs Sunday

    02/28/2015 3:41:21 PM PST · by NYer · 112 replies
    Catholic Lane ^ | February 28, 2015 | Patti Maguire Armstrong
    All four gospels mention the burial cloth of Jesus Christ. The Shroud of Turin is believed by many to be that burial cloth. It is etched with the image of a man that was scourged, crowned with thorns, crucified, and lanced in the side. If it is real, it provides archeological evidence of the most consequential event in human history—the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.Pope Francis plans to venerate the Shroud this summer, just as his predecessors, Pope John Paul II and Pope Benedict did. The Pope has called for it to be displayed in Turin from April 19...
  • Almost 600,000 Bookings for Turin Shroud

    02/06/2015 6:30:03 AM PST · by marshmallow · 15 replies
    ANSA ^ | 2/3/15
    (ANSA) - Turin, February 3 - Almost 600,000 bookings have been made to see the mysterious Shroud of Turin, reputed to bear the image of Christ, when it opens for public viewing in the spring, officials said Tuesday. The showing, from April 19 to June 24, will be part of a larger program that will include a restored painting of the Lamentation by Renaissance master Fra Angelico, city and church officials. Further bookings are possible via the Internet, they said. The Shroud, which is rarely seen by the public, will be displayed in the Chapel of the Shroud in the...
  • Second Shroud Discovered Vatican Veronica Veil

    02/02/2015 6:34:59 PM PST · by purcre · 100 replies
    Gloria tv ^ | 3/2/2015 | purcre
    Vincenzo Giovanni Ruello an experimental photographer from Australia has discovered what he claims to be the second shroud in existance in 2011 when he processed the Vatican Veronica Veil. The disturbing images show an identical face to the Shroud of Turin but tortured and battered with an eye bashed closed, fractured cheek,severe bruising. Gloria tv is screening the historical discovery never since Secondo Pia in 1898 has the world seen such images.
  • New Study Shows Man of the Shroud Had “Dislocated” Arms

    05/11/2014 5:55:03 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 49 replies
    La Stampa-Vatican Insider ^ | 5/7/14 | Andrea Tornielli
    Four university professors have published an article in “Injury” magazine revealing that the crucified man that was wrapped in the Turin Shroud suffered a dislocation of the humerus, the paralysis of one arm and a violent trauma to the neck and chest. There are also traces of a double wrist-nailingThe Man of the Shroud “underwent an under glenoidal dislocation of the humerus on the right side and lowering of the shoulder, and has a flattened hand and enophthalmos; conditions that have not been described before, despite several studies on the subject. These injuries indicate that the Man suffered a violent...
  • Science, Saints, and the Shroud of Turin (Catholic Caucus)

    05/10/2014 3:07:38 AM PDT · by NYer · 10 replies
    NC Register ^ | May 9, 2014 | PAT ARCHBOLD
    Science has newly confirmed something about the Shroud of Turin that saints already knew. Centuries ago, Saint Bernard of Clairvaux in ecstasy asked Jesus which was His greatest unrecorded suffering and the wound that inflicted the most pain on Him in Calvary and Jesus answered: "I had on My Shoulder, while I bore My Cross on the Way of Sorrows, a grievous Wound which was more painful than the others and which is not recorded by men. Honor this Wound with thy devotion and I will grant thee whatsoever thou dost ask through its virtue and merit and in regard...
  • Manoppello's Holy Face shrine sees uptick in US interest

    01/27/2014 8:06:10 AM PST · by NYer · 17 replies
    cna ^ | January 26, 2014 | Alan Holdren
    The Holy Face of Manoppello (L) with direct sunlight from behind the image, and (R) with direct sunlight in front, Jan 10, 2014. Credit: Alan Holdren/CNA. Rome, Italy, Jan 26, 2014 / 04:04 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Shrine to the Holy Face of Christ tucked into Italy's Appennine mountains is starting to catch the attention of the world, particularly that of American Catholics.   “We have a lot of Italians, of course, and many Germans but now we're seeing more and more pilgrims from the U.S.,” said Sister Blandina Paschalis Schloemer, a Trappist nun and daily pilgrim that lives within...
  • The Shroud of Turin The Holographic Experience (1 Minute Amazing Video)

    11/17/2012 11:28:19 AM PST · by GonzoII · 33 replies
    Shroud ^ | Dr. Petrus Soons
    This website summarizes work connected with digitizing Shroud photographs taken by Giuseppe Enrie in 1931, enhancing the digitized images to improve details, translating the enhanced images “gray scale data into depth data”, generating a sequence of up to 625 images of each of these, and combining these images with a Holoprinter to produce holograms (3D images) of the Shroud. It also summarizes my study of these holograms and discovery of heretofore unseen details, which confirm many previous findings and reveal some suprises.
  • (Catholic Caucus) - EWTN Live - [2013-11-6 - Barrie Schwortz - Interview on "Shroud of Turin"]

    11/07/2013 8:30:39 PM PST · by Heart-Rest · 6 replies
    EWTN ^ | 11-06-13 | EWTN
    Barrie Schwortz, the Official Documenting Photographer for the Shroud of Turin, joins Fr. Joseph Mary Wolfe to discuss this remarkable & sacred image of Our Lord. "EWTN Live" Link
  • Original research team member says science still can't explain Shroud (with video)

    04/28/2013 12:51:20 PM PDT · by NYer · 112 replies
    cns ^ | April 24, 2013 | Lauren Colegrove
    VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Even with modern scientific technology, the Shroud of Turin continues to baffle researchers. Barrie Schwortz was the documenting photographer for the Shroud of Turin research project in 1978, an in-depth examination of what many people believe to be the burial cloth of Jesus. Raised in an Orthodox Jewish home, "it took me a long time to come to terms with the fact that I'm a Jew and involved with probably the most important relic of Christianity," Schwortz told Catholic News Service. "Isn't it funny how God always picks a Jew to be the messenger," he said....
  • Pope:"I join all of you gathered before the Holy Shroud"

    03/31/2013 5:32:04 AM PDT · by NYer · 12 replies
    Vatican News Agency ^ | March 30, 2013
    Vatican City, 30 March 2013 (VIS) – From 5:15pm until 6:40 this afternoon, there will be an extraordinary exposition of the Holy Shroud in the Cathedral of Turin, Italy. The initiative is part of the Year of Faith that was proclaimed by Pope Benedict XVI and will be broadcast by the Italian television channel, RAI1. For the occasion, Pope Francis recorded a video message, the text of which we offer below. “Dear Brothers and Sisters, I join all of you gathered before the Holy Shroud, and I thank the Lord who, through modern technology, offers us this possibility.” “Even...
  • Pope Francis Links Turin Shroud To Jesus Christ As Relic Is Shown On Television For Easter

    03/30/2013 11:28:23 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 23 replies
    Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | March 30, 2013 | Nick Squires
    Pope Francis Links Turin Shroud To Jesus Christ As Relic Is Shown On Television For Easter Francis has drawn an explicit link between Christ and the ghostly image imprinted on the Turin Shroud but stopped short of declaring the holy icon the true burial cloth of Jesus. Nick Squires 30 Mar Francis made his first remarks on the mysterious relic since being elected Pope in a special video message as the shroud was shown live on television for only the second time in its history. His remarks came on Holy Saturday, which falls between the commemoration of Christ’s crucifixion on...
  • Shroud of Turin Hits Airwaves Amid New Claims That It's Real

    03/29/2013 1:24:39 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 73 replies
    ABC News ^ | 3/29/13
    A viewing of the The Shroud of Turin, thought by many to be the burial cloth of Jesus Christ, will reportedly be televised Saturday on Italian State TV in what is said to be former Pope Benedict XVI's parting gift to the Catholic Church. The televised viewing of the shroud on Holy Saturday will be the first in 40 years, according to a report in the Guardian newspaper. The centuries-old linen cloth - one of the world's most famous relics - contains a faint impression of the front and back of a human body, along with blood, dirt and water...
  • Does This Finding Prove Jesus’ Resurrection? New Book Offers Stunning Details About the Shroud

    03/30/2013 1:29:01 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 120 replies
    The Blaze ^ | March 28, 2013 | Billy Hallowell
    The Shroud of Turin continues to spark intense theological debate. While one side believes that the cloth is nothing more than a medieval forgery, the other contends that the x-ray-like image imprinted on it was supernaturally created during Jesus Christ’s resurrection. In the past, claims that it was the work of a renaissance artist, an optical illusion or, as mentioned, a legitimate, faith-inspired phenomenon have abounded. Without a doubt, the cloth has confounded supporters and detractors, alike, for decades. Now, “The Mystery of the Shroud,” a book that examines new chemical and mechanical tests that were more recently conducted on...
  • How Two Sacred, Bloody Images Take Us to God

    03/29/2013 11:48:45 AM PDT · by NYer · 18 replies
    Catholic Lane ^ | March 29, 2013 | Mark Armstrong
    NOTE: - Mark posted the article today; his article was originally written in 2011 One year ago, on May 23, 2010, the Holy Shroud of Turin was placed out of public view at St. John the Baptist Cathedral in Turin (Torino), Italy. We are not expected to see it again until the year 2035. For only the 18th time in its 2,000 year history, the Church’s most venerated relic was allowed to be seen by the public. Never did I imagine I would be among the two million pilgrims who came from all over the world to look at the...
  • Turin Shroud 'is not a medieval forgery'

    03/28/2013 9:56:57 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 61 replies ^ | March 28, 2013 | Nick Squires
    Experiments conducted by scientists at the University of Padua in northern Italy have dated the shroud to ancient times, a few centuries before and after the life of Christ. Many Catholics believe that the 14ft-long linen cloth, which bears the imprint of the face and body of a bearded man, was used to bury Christ's body when he was lifted down from the cross after being crucified 2,000 years ago. The analysis is published in a new book, "Il Mistero della Sindone" or The Mystery of the Shroud, by Giulio Fanti, a professor of mechanical and thermal measurement at Padua...
  • Holy Shroud:The essence of religion meets human science

    03/28/2013 7:02:22 AM PDT · by NYer · 44 replies
    Vatican Insider ^ | March 26, 2013 | GIAN MARIA ZACCONE
    The Holy Shroud An analysis by the scientific director of the Holy Shroud Museum in Turin Gian Maria Zaccone *Rome Discussing the Shroud without the risk of misinterpretations and dashed expectations is a complex affair. The relic (which is preserved in the Northern Italian city of Turin) has been the focus of deep devotion and huge interest but is also at the centre of a heated debate. This debate is innate to the Shroud itself: the reference to the figure of Christ and his incarnation which is linked to the signum contradictionis.  As is the case with the oldest recorded...
  • New experiments on Shroud show it’s not medieval (dates to 1st century)

    03/26/2013 8:14:48 PM PDT · by NYer · 175 replies
    Vatican Insider ^ | March 26, 2013 | ANDREA TORNIELLI
    Professor Giulio Fanti and journalist Saverio Gaeta have published a book with the results of some chemical and mechanical tests which confirm that the Shroud dates back to the 1st century ANDREA TORNIELLIROME New scientific experiments carried out at the University of Padua have apparently confirmed that the Shroud Turin can be dated back to the 1st century AD. This makes its compatible with the tradition which claims that the cloth with the image of the crucified man imprinted on it is the very one Jesus’ body was wrapped in when he was taken off the cross. The news will...
  • Benedict praised for Holy Saturday broadcast of Shroud

    03/11/2013 6:30:06 AM PDT · by NYer · 12 replies
    cna ^ | March 11, 2013 | Carl Bunderson
    Dr. John Jackson with wife Rebecca, founders of the Turin Shroud Center of Colorado, with a model of Christ's body based off of the shroud. Credit: Ellen Jaskol. Denver, Colo., Mar 10, 2013 / 04:01 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Benedict XVI's decision to allow a TV broadcast of the Shroud of Turin on March 30, Holy Saturday, has been lauded by experts for highlighting the link between the Shroud and death of Christ. “Pope Benedict XVI, when he visited the shroud on pilgrimage in 2010, spoke about the Shroud in terms of Holy Saturday,” John Jackson, co-founder of the Turin...
  • Shroud of Turin to be shown on Holy Saturday telecast

    03/06/2013 6:36:46 AM PST · by NYer · 9 replies
    Catholic Culture ^ | March 5, 2013
    Before his resignation took effect on February 28, Pope Benedict XVI authorized a television broadcast that will display the Shroud of Turin. On Holy Saturday, March 31, Archbishop Cesare Nosiglia will lead a liturgical ceremony that will include a public display of the Shroud. The ceremony will be telecast and made available worldwide. The last broadcast images of the Shroud were carried by the Italian RAI network in 1973. The last public display of the Shroud was in May 2010. Pope Benedict was among the 2 million people who came to venerate the Shroud during that exposition. Additional sources...
  • Ostension of the Holy Shroud on Televisions Worldwide

    03/02/2013 1:10:45 PM PST · by marshmallow · 1 replies
    La Stampa-Vatican Insider ^ | 3/1/13 | Domenico Agasso Jr.
    Holy Saturday (30 March 2013) in Easter week is going to be a highly spiritual day, with the Holy Shroud being exhibited to the whole world in a live television broadcast. A new app for the Holy Shroud is due out soon In these epic and mystery-filled days, Benedict XVI gives his final gift to the Archdiocese of Turin and to the world: a televised ostension of the Holy Shroud on Holy Saturday (30 March). The Archbishop Emeritus of Turin, Cardinal Severino Poletto, told Italy’s 3rd biggest daily La Stampa, that in his last personal greeting to him as Pope,...
  • Human Rights Travesty

    07/23/2007 9:42:25 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 8 replies · 539+ views
    Frontpage Mag. ^ | July 23, 2007 | Kenneth R. Timmerman
    Human Rights Travesty By Kenneth R. Timmerman | July 23, 2007 If human rights abuses were ranked like baseball careers, Iran’s ruling clerics and the mighty midget they’ve installed as president would deserve honored places in the 21st Century’s Hall of Shame. On July 10, Iran’s Interior ministry confirmed the sentence, handed down ten days earlier by a court in the north of the country, condemning a man to death by stoning. If you’ve never witnessed a stoning (and most of us haven’t, I trust), you can get a flavor for the barbarity of this Koranic punishment from a...
  • The Holy Shroud: One Big Bang and the body was gone

    07/04/2012 2:07:42 PM PDT · by NYer · 71 replies
    Vatican Insider ^ | July 3, 2012
    The Holy Shroud The results of a recent study - completed by Italian scientist, Giuseppe Baldacchini - on the theory of annihilation, are said to prove the authenticity of the Shroud according to the current laws of physics Marco TosattiRome Giuseppe Baldacchini is a physician who has worked for Italian research centre ENEA for a number of years. He is also a passionate scholar of that mysterious object which is the Holy Shroud of Turin and in recent days he has published a book about his findings, which readers can access by clicking on the following link. Of particular interest...
  • Pollen is evidence that the Holy Shroud is indeed a winding sheet

    06/07/2012 3:52:04 PM PDT · by NYer · 39 replies
    Vatican Insider ^ | May 24, 2012 | MARCO TOSATTI
    According to university researchers the pollen found in the Turin Shroud corresponds to that of flowers used for funerals in Asia Minor 2000 years ago Marco TosattiRome In a recent conference held in Valencia, on the Holy Shroud, the work of one Marzia Boi, a university researcher at the University of the Balearic Islands stood out in particular. Boi is an expert in Palynology, which is the science that studies pollen. As history lovers may already know, the fabric of the Holy Shroud is covered in pollen and Boi’s report clearly highlights that the pollen is proof that the shroud, which...
  • Italian study claims Turin Shroud is Christ's authentic burial robe

    Just days before Christmas, a new study has emerged that suggests that one of Christianity's most prized but mysterious relics – the Turin Shroud – is not a medieval forgery but could be the authentic burial robe of Christ. Italian scientists have conducted a series of advanced experiments which, they claim, show that the marks on the shroud – purportedly left by the imprint of Christ's body – could not possibly have been faked with technology that was available in the medieval period. The research will be an early Christmas present for shroud believers, but is likely to be greeted...
  • Scientists say Turin Shroud is supernatural (misleading title)

    Italian government scientists have claimed to have discovered evidence that a supernatural event formed the image on the Turin Shroud, believed by many to be the burial cloth of Jesus Christ. After years of work trying to replicate the colouring on the shroud, a similar image has been created by the scientists. However, they only managed the effect by scorching equivalent linen material with high-intensity ultra violet lasers, undermining the arguments of other research, they say, which claims the Turin Shroud is a medieval hoax.
  • "The Shroud is not a fake" (Scientists say there is no way to falsify or duplicate it)

    12/14/2011 11:10:27 AM PST · by NYer · 156 replies · 1+ views
    Vatican Insider ^ | December 12, 2011 | MARCO TOSATTI
    The Holy Shroud New research from ENEA on the sacred Linen kept in Turin marco tosattirome Enea, the National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development, has published a report on five years of experiments conducted in the ENEA center of Frascati on the “shroud-like coloring of linen fabrics by far ultraviolet radiation”. “Simply put: we tried to understand how the Shroud of Turin was imprinted by an image so special that it constitutes its charm, and poses a great and very radical challenge, "to identify the physical and chemical processes capable of generating a color similar...
  • Shroud of Turin is a fake created by famous master Giotto, claims Italian art expert

    06/08/2011 6:02:16 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 156 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 06/08/2011
    The Shroud of Turin was made by medieval artist Giotto, it was claimed yesterday. The 14ft length of fabric, said to be the burial cloth of Christ, bears a faint image of a man and appears to be stained by blood. However carbon-dating tests have suggested it was produced between 1260 and 1390. Now Italian art expert Luciano Buso has suggested that the original cloth deteriorated and Giotto was asked to make a copy. After months of careful examination of photographs of the Shroud - the relic is kept locked away and not available to be viewed unless on special...
  • Shroud of Turin

    The authenticity Shroud of Turin has been the most debated of Christian relics in history. Many believe this is the burial shroud of Jesus. Some dismiss it out of hand because of their religious or philosophical beliefs about God. Some Protestants are wary of they perceive as a “Catholic” relic. But what if it is real? What if it is an authentic archaeological piece?
  • Shroud of Turin a 'radiation photo' of resurrection?

    09/05/2010 9:33:27 AM PDT · by NYer · 103 replies · 2+ views
    Scientists are building the case that the image of a crucified man on the Shroud of Turin was created by radiation that emanated from the body itself, a theory remarkably supportive of the traditional resurrection account that is central to Christian theology. A scientific paper co-authored by attorney and historian Mark Antonacci and physicist Arthur Lind argues that the image of the crucified man in Shroud of Turin might constitute what amounts to a photograph taken at the instant Jesus' body transformed as he rose from the dead. Jerome Corsi's "The Shroud Codex" is a thriller of faith and action....
  • International Congress and Exposition of the Holy Shroud, Lima, Peru

    09/04/2010 12:47:53 PM PDT · by 0beron · 3 replies
    The Eponymous Flower ^ | 09/04/2010 | Tancred
    (Lima, Peru) In the Capital of Lima there will be a Sindonological Congress on the Shroud of Turin, one of the most important relics in Christendom. The scholar participants are to present a series of new studies, with which they will prove the authenticity of the Relic as the burial shroud of Christ. The Congress was organized by the Study Center for Sindonology (Study of the Shroud of Turin) at Turin. Bruno Barberis, director of the Turin Study Center explained, that researchers from the entire world are finding more and more evidence to support the authenticity of the burial cloth....
  • Catholic Word of the Day: HOLY SHROUD, 06-21-10

    06/21/2010 9:26:33 AM PDT · by Salvation · 2 replies ^ | 06-21-10 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):HOLY SHROUD Relic of the winding sheet in which Christ was likely buried, and venerated in Turin, Italy. It is a strip of linen cloth, fourteen feet three inches long and three feet seven inches wide, bearing the front and back imprints of a human body. Tradition for its authenticity dates from the seventh century. Originally enshrined in France, it was transferred to Turin in 1578. It is kept in a richly decorated elaborate case behind the main altar. Recent analysis tends to verify the authenticity of this relic. The marks of the sweat and blood...
  • Shroud of Turin supports Resurrection, expert affirms

    05/08/2010 4:33:54 AM PDT · by NYer · 67 replies · 1,213+ views
    cna ^ | May 7, 2010
    Rome, Italy, May 7, 2010 / 03:57 pm (CNA/Europa Press).- Professor Paolo Di Lazzaro, who is head of a group of researchers from the National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Development in Italy, noted this week that the latest discoveries on the Shroud of Turin “are not in contradiction with the theory of the Resurrection” of Christ. In an interview with Europa Press, Di Lazzaro explained the results of their study, which lasted four years and focused on how the image came to appear on the cloth. According to tradition, the shroud was used to wrap the body of...
  • Pope all but endorses authenticity of Turin Shroud

    05/03/2010 11:27:23 AM PDT · by markomalley · 44 replies · 731+ views
    AP/WaPo ^ | 5/2/2010 | Nicole Winfield
    TURIN, Italy -- Pope Benedict XVI all but gave an outright endorsement of the authenticity of the Shroud of Turin on Sunday, calling the cloth that some believe is Christ's burial shroud an icon "written with the blood" of a crucified man. During a visit to the Shroud in the northern Italian city of Turin, Benedict didn't raise the scientific questions that surround the linen and whether it might be a medieval forgery. Instead, he delivered a powerful meditation on the faith that holds that the Shroud is indeed Christ's burial cloth. "This is a burial cloth that wrapped the...
  • Pope:Shroud of Turin is the icon of “God’s death” [Full Text]

    05/03/2010 6:08:46 AM PDT · by NYer · 39 replies · 840+ views
    Spero News ^ | May 3, 2010
    Turin (AsiaNews) – Towards the end of his visit to Turin, Benedict XVI went in the afternoon to the city’s cathedral to silently venerate the Shroud, which is currently on special display (10 April-23 May). The event’s theme is Passio Christi – Passio hominis.After standing for a few minutes in silence in front of the Shroud, the Pontiff addressed his meditation to a group of cloistered nuns from some of the monasteries of the diocese. Here is his meditation in full.Dear friends,This is a much-awaited moment for me. In another occasion, I found myself before the Holy Shroud, but...
  • Pope: Turin Shroud 'mirrors' human suffering

    05/02/2010 10:10:25 AM PDT · by NYer · 3 replies · 257+ views
    AFP ^ | May 2, 2010
    Turin, Italy - Throngs of pilgrims filled Turin's Piazza San Carlo on Sunday as Pope Benedict XVI celebrated mass before visiting the Shroud of Turin, believed by many to be the burial cloth of Jesus Christ. "The Holy Shroud eloquently reminds us always" of Jesus's suffering, the pope said in his homily of one of the most revered objects in Christendom and also one of the most disputed. The mysterious linen, which shows a man's body and face many believe to be of Jesus, "mirrors our suffering in the suffering of Christ", said the pontiff near the cathedral housing the...
  • Shroud of Turin on display again

    04/10/2010 12:37:32 PM PDT · by NYer · 25 replies · 509+ views
    CBC news ^ | April 10, 2010
    Archbishop of Turin, Cardinal Severino Poletto, stands in front of the Holy Shroud on Saturday. The Shroud of Turin, believed by many Christians to be the burial cloth of Jesus Christ, went on public display Saturday for the first time in a decade.Over the next six weeks, about two million people are expected to view the linen bearing the faded image of a bearded man.The faded image of a bearded man appears on the shroud, a 4.3-metre-long linen revered by some as the burial cloth of Jesus. >Each visitor will be allowed five minutes to stand before the bulletproof, climate-controlled...
  • Shroud of Turin on display for the first time in Decade

    04/10/2010 4:31:10 AM PDT · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 45 replies · 749+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | April 10. 2010 | AFP
    TURIN, Italy (AFP) - The Shroud of Turin, believed by many to be the burial cloth of Jesus Christ, will go on public display here Saturday for the first time in a decade. Some two million people are expected to view one of the most revered relics in Christendom -- and among the most disputed -- over the next six weeks in this northern Italian city. Hundreds of journalists and photographers were offered a first chance to view the cloth as the city finalised preparations for the onslaught of visitors. A large area around the Turin cathedral has been cordoned...