New Permanent Shroud of Turin Exhibit


Not so new after all. It popped up in Yahoo News yesterday.
The story goes back to 2010. Those things happen. If my memory was
better I might have remembered  Legionaries of Christ withdraw from Sacramento Parish Leaving Permanent Shroud of Turin Exhibit in 2012.

News 10 in Sacramento, California, an ABC affiliate television station, is reporting about a new permanent exhibit of the shroud in the city. (The included slideshow is very comprehensive):

SACRAMENTO, CA — It is perhaps the most famous and most controversial religious relic of all time.  The Shroud of Turin is thought by believers to be the burial cloth of Jesus in which he was placed after being taken down from the cross.

A replica of the shroud and an examination of its mysteries is now on permanent display at Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish in Sacramento.

SLIDESHOW:Who is the man in the shroud?

“For those who believe, the shroud is probably the most beautiful relic,” said Father Lino Otero.  “In the face of the man in the shroud, we have the face of Christ himself  . . .  and for those of us who believe, Christ is the incarnation of God’s love for us.”

The image on the cloth is both the back and front of a crucified man, about 5 feet 11 inches tall.  But how it got on the cloth is just one of its mysteries.

And as this aired, word was received that the New Mexico museum (SEAM) is planning to open on November 1. That is All Saints Day, which seems appropriate given all the work being done by Andy, Pete and others in “the land of enchantment.”

5 thoughts on “New Permanent Shroud of Turin Exhibit”

    1. Whoops? Maybe. Good catch. It just popped up in Yahoo News yesterday. Those things happen every now and then. I didn’t see the date at the top.

  1. From

    “Who Is The Man Of The Shroud? Permanent Exhibit

    On Saturday, February 27, 2010, a permanent exhibit titled Who is the Man of the Shroud? opened at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Sacramento, California. Founded by the Legionaries of Christ, this is the third permanent Shroud exhibit the order has established. The first, the Pontifical Institute Notre Dame of Jerusalem Center, was opened in Jerusalem in 2006 (which I have reported on previously) and the second at the University of Rome. Plans are to continue to open similar exhibits in other countries around the world. Each exhibit includes a lifesize replica of the Shroud, two lifesize holographic images by Petrus Soons showing the three dimensional characteristics of the Shroud image, replicas of the instruments of the crucifixion and a beautiful, lifesize bronze sculpture of the man of the Shroud by Luigi Mattei.

    Who Is The Man Of The Shroud?
    National Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe
    1909 7th Street
    Sacramento, CA 95811-7027, USA
    Tel: (916) 442-3211
    Fax: (916) 442-3679”

  2. So perhaps it is time to make a special exhibit of a replica of the Guadalupe tilma now? It also has many secrets.

  3. I remember many years ago (maybe twenty …or thirty !)
    I saw a replica of the Virgin of Guadalupe’s icon that was
    in display at the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France …
    — —
    I have read that:
    >Some claim that upon appearance of Our Lady of Guadalupe
    in the hill of Tepeyac where Tonatzin’s temple had been burnt
    by the Spanish priests, the natives accepted Our Lady of Guadalupe
    as Tonantzin !

    But the word Guadalupe may derive from Coatlaxopeuh, meaning:
    “the one who crushes the serpent”, and thus perhaps relates etymologically
    to Quetzalcoatl, the word for the feathered serpent itself …

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