Shroud Encounter Coming to Vidalia Area

imageOn Saturday, February 7th, Shroud Encounter is coming to the historic Blue Marquee Theater in Lyons, Georgia. (Google Street View, the white pickup is parked right in front, click to enlarge). The theater is behind the Elements Bistro & Grill Restaurant on Northwest Broad Street.

The 7:00pm event is sponsored by the Sacred Heart Catholic Church and the Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, both in Vidalia, Georgia.

Lyons is (sort of) a part of greater Vidalia, the home of the famous Vidalia onion. Lyons is also home of the famous Real Squeal BBQ and Music Festival.

Click on the picture to enlarge. Clicking HERE should also take you to the street view and you can move about the town.  If it doesn’t work just paste in 128 N. State St, Lyons, GA into street view and swivel around until you see the theater.


Museum of Truth in Winder, Georgia to Host Shroud Presentation

What? In its collection “one of the five remaining proposed burial cloths of Jesus” ?

imageOnline Athens (Athens, Georgia Banner-Herald) is reporting that the Church at Winder, Georgian, will host Truth Conference November 10 to 15 at its The Museum of Truth at 546 Treadwell Road location in Bethlehem, Georgia.

The Museum of Truth is a biblical museum with more than 300 ancient artifacts, more than 60 pages from ancient Bibles, a modern Israel collection, and one of the five remaining proposed burial cloths of Jesus.

The museum will be open to the public from 5-9 p.m. Monday through Nov. 14 and from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Nov. 16. Presentations also will be held in the teaching area. Presentations include:

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  • “Shroud of Turin,” 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. Nov. 15 with Dave Glander. The Shroud of Turin is the proposed burial cloth of Jesus. This session will examine peer-reviewed scientific evidence about the cloth.
  • Truth Conference Grand Finale: “Signs of the End Times,” 7-9 p.m. Nov. 15. Staff and researchers with Truth Ministries will address questions like “Are we living in the last days?” “What are the clear signs that we are growing closer to the imminent return of the Lord?”

To learn more about Truth Ministries, visit

For more information about the local event, call Church at Winder at (770) 867-8888 or visit

Shroud Expo Fundraising Campaign for Catholic Charities

Check it out at IndieGoGo. You can get a cool T shirt like the one in the YouTube, above, for only $25.00.

What We Need & What You Get

The Shroud of Turin Expo is seeking to raise funds for the Catholic Charities of San Antonio, Texas. The goal is to raise awareness of all the good that the Charities do for the community and the much needed funds. The Expo will be in San Antonio starting November 2014 and willgive back to the local community by helping to raise these funds.

Donors will be able to help the local community and receive fantastic perks such as Anytime tickets to the Expo at bargain prices, Shroud of Turin images or many other unique pieces. A portion of the proceeds from all these perks will be donated to the Catholic Charities in San Antonio in November to help with their charity needs for the Christmas season.

Marco Bella: Shroud of Turin–Between History and Pseudoscience

the Shroud is a fascinating conundrum.

imageThere is an interesting posting from / BLOG / di Marco Bella, which, by the way, Google Translate chooses to tell us is a posting by Mark Beautiful and Bing Translate tells us is by Marco Nice.

Other than that, Google seems to translate most of the page fairly well beginning with the title. Sindone di Torino: tra storia e pseudoscienza becomes Shroud of Turin: history and pseudo-science. Take your pick.

(Bing Translator may do a better job. (It only works for me if I click on Bing Translator and then paste in the URL  Bing give the title as Shroud of Turin: between history and pseudoscience.

With technical details out of the way, we note that:

Ours [that is Mark Beautiful’s or Marco Nice’s or Marco Bella’s] is a country that faced with irrefutable evidence (such as the carbon 14 dating) doesn’t want to resign. . . .

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And also of the shroud we continue to discuss. In preparation for the exposition of 2015 Thursday, October 30, from 8:30, at the Department of chemistry of the University "Sapienza" of Rome, will be held on seminar (free) "The mystery of the shroud"where we discuss this and more and will be discussed between science and history on the sheet of Turin. The speakers will be Luigi Campanella (organizer of the meeting, Wisdom), Luigi Gadre (University of Pavia), Paul Lazar (Enea-Frascati), Philip Burgarella, (Università della Calabria), Andrea Nicolotti (University of Turin). An event definitely inspiring, given the prestige of the speakers, and which will be the last public appearance in the guise of Rector Prof.Luigi Frati, who will get jobs, with the Vice Rector for research, Giancarlo Ruocco.

Now we know what cannot be the shroud (the testimony of a man who lived in the time of Jesus Christ), but understanding how the negative image you both politically and possibly reproduce the procedure could be very historical and scientific interest, and in this sense the title of the meeting represents well the problem: the Shroud is a fascinating conundrum.

Hat tip to Joe Marino for spotting the article last night.

A Special Study Day: People With Different Takes on the Shroud

imageWhat follows is a Google Translation of an announcement for a day of talks, "L’enigma della Sindone" to be held at the University of Rome on October 30, 2014.  This is being sponsored by the Chemistry Department.

Note carefully the objective of this event. Note, too, some of the names familiar to readers of this blog, like Luigi Garlaschielli, Paolo Di Lazzaro and Andrea Nicolotti, people with very different takes on the shroud.


Science and history are wondering about the mysterious Shroud of Turin

Study day with the Round Table is open

Thursday, October 30, 2014 – 8:30 to 18:00 hours

Parravano Hall, Department of Chemistry

Sapienza University of Rome

Objectives of the event

  • The event takes place before the new Exposition of the Shroud in 2015 and soon after the meeting of Bari and St. Louis dedicated to it: a look at the present thinking of the future steps.
  • Discuss the different aspects that the Shroud takes the observer assigned and not assigned.
  • Analytically examine how science and research have addressed the problem.
  • Evaluate the reflections cultural, religious, historical problem.

Information and reservations

  • The event is open to all with free admission.

  • Participation in the buffet and the purchase of the DVD with the recording of the event is € 25.00.

  • Reservations must be sent to the email sends e-mail) by Saturday, October 25, 2014.

  • The conference will be video recorded.


08:30 to 09:00
Registration for the Workshop

09:15 to 09:30
prof. Aldo Lagana, Director of Department of Chemistry
prof. Luigi Frati, Rector of Sapienza
prof. Giancarlo Ruocco, Pro Rector Research Sapienza

9:30 to 9:45
Introduction to the study day
prof. Luigi Campanella, Sapienza University of Rome, Chairman

09:45 to 10:15
The Shroud and the problem of "reproduction"
prof. Luigi Garlaschielli, University of Pavia

10:15 to 10:45
Characteristics of the Shroud image and attempts to play the photochemical
dr. Paolo Di Lazzaro, Enea, home to Frascati

10:45 to 11:00
Space for questions and short questions

11:00 to 11:30

11:30 to 12:00
The translation of the Mandylion from Edessa to Constantinople
prof. Philip Burgarella, University of Calabria

12:00 to 12:30
Shroud history and pseudo-history: gleanings of methodology
prof. Andrea Nicolotti, University of Turin

12:30 to 12:45
Space for questions and short questions

12:45 to 13:45
Lunch break by the organization

14:00 to 17:00
Open round table with four speakers: What stimuli and what prospects towards the solution of a historic dilemma.

Moderator chairman prof. Luigi Campanella

The panel discussion will be introduced by four short presentations of the speakers at the preliminary discussion.
Applications to be submitted must be made ​​in writing before the start of the afternoon session.
Each questionante has 3 minutes to explain the reasons for his request.

17:00 to 17:30

It’s an incredible, incredible experience

I think these three ladies enjoyed the Shroud Exposition in Royal Oak, Michigan  (website and excellent Facebook page.)

The exposition ends tomorrow. According to newspaper accounts, the twelve chamber exhibit moves on to San Antonia. The plan, after that, is to take it to seventy cities in twenty years. A 55 minute audio guide is available in eleven languages. 

YouTube Link

A Shroud Exhibit Comes to Decatur, Illinois

Tony Reid reporting in the Herald & Review:

Accompanying the shroud [full-size] photograph is a 92-panel information display outlining the history of the shroud and explaining the horrors of death by crucifixion. There is also an almost life-size sculpture of Christ crucified, showing in bloody precision the wounds described in biblical accounts and also portraying those as seen on the shroud.

Knights of Columbus member Bud Walsh arranged for the exhibit’s visit and said it was put together by the Center for the Study of the Passion of the Christ and the Holy Shroud.[*]

The exhibit is on loan from the Conventual Franciscan Friars of Marytown, who loan it to Catholic parishes, schools and Knights of Columbus councils.

“I am just in awe of it, I really am,” said Walsh. “And it takes 1,800-square-feet of space to be able to display it and the 92 information panels.”

Visitor Susan Vasquez, seeing it for the first time Tuesday, was left struggling for words. “I almost feel like I am in the presence of a miracle,” said Vasquez, 67, who lives in Decatur. “I am going to tell all my friends about it.”

With so many exhibits popping up, mostly it seems in the Midwest of the United States, one begins to wonder how many organizations are sponsoring exhibits like this. See GuildStar for this organization: Address: Lisle, IL 60532; EIN: 39-1290575; NTEE Category: X Religion, Spiritual Development, X83 (Religious Printing, Publishing); Ruling Year: 1978

Don’t get me wrong; I’m generally in favor of as many exhibits and presentations as possible.

Should you ever need to assist setting up one of these exhibits, this fifteen minute video will help. Otherwise you can watch it for entertainment if you have run out of everything else to do in life.