Shroud Encounter Coming to Albany, Georgia

Again, that’s Georgia

imageJim Hendricks reports in the Albany Herald that Shround Encounter exploring Shroud of Turin coming to Albany church:

It would be hard to find a more debated religious symbol than the Shroud of Turin, which will be on display this spring for the longest period ever in Turin, Italy. For those in the Albany area who are curious about this artifact, St. Teresa’s Catholic Church has a pair of presentations of a program called “Shroud Encounter.”

Hendricks quotes Russ Breault in a telephone interview saying:

My position has always been I don’t know if the shroud is authentic. I just think it could be and let’s explore the mystery and find out what we know and find out what we don’t know. As we explore the mystery, we’re also going to encounter the message of the shroud. (emphasis mine)

Russ, whose presentations are always excellent, is a frequent contributor to this blog. More than that, a 15 minute video, Russ Breault explains his take on the Shroud of Turin is featured in the upper-right column space of this blog.

About presentation in Albany, Georgia, according to the paper:

The cost of the program, which will include about 200 big-screen images and the display of a life-sized replica of the shroud, is $10 for those 18 and older; free for those 17 and younger. The 90-minute presentation will take place at 7 p.m. Feb. 21 and at 2 p.m. Feb. 22 at St. Teresa’s, 421 Edgewood Lane in Albany.

Picture is from Albany Georgia Blogspot:

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.

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Presentation: The Day the Shroud Foiled Hitler

imageRuss Breault posts on the Shroud Encounter Facebook page:

Anyone near Cleveland, Ohio? I will be at Cuyahoga Community College–East Campus on Thursday 11/20 at 12:00 Noon. It will be in room 2410 in the Student Services Bldg. The presentation is "THE DAY THE SHROUD FOILED HITLER" and documents his obsession with the occult and how he obtained the Spear of Destiny from Austria, his search for the Holy Grail and ultimately his attempt to steal the Shroud. From 1939 to 1946 the cloth was taken to a Benedictine monastery 150 miles south of Rome and hidden inside an altar. The Nazis came looking for it first in Turin in April of 1943 and later in September at the monastery…but they never found their prize. How did it happen? Come hear the untold story!

What Next? Stadiums?

These Shroud Encounter presentations are getting big, like this one at The Villages in Florida.

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Speaking of Shroud Encounter

imageThe Ragin’ Cajun Catholics website, a TV station and a newspaper are reporting that Russ Breault will also be doing his big presentation at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette:

SHROUD ENCOUNTER will be coming to the Catholic Student Center at Our Lady of Wisdom Church on Thursday, October 23rd at 6:30 PM.  The center is located at 501 East Mary Blvd in Lafayette.  Admission is free and the event is open to the public. A museum quality life-size replica of the Shroud of Turin will be on display. National Geographic called the Shroud "One of the most perplexing enigmas of modern times."  Shroud Encounter will cover all aspects of the history, science, art and theories of how the image may have been formed.

Shroud Encounter Coming to Central Florida

Russ Breault is taking Shroud Encounter to Lady Lake, Florida, this coming Sunday, October 19th. If you are in The Villages or the surrounding area, do make a point of seeing this presentation. It is, as the poster below says, an unforgettable experience.

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It may well be the best publicized conference yet

by a long shot

It started tonight with a multiscreen “Shroud Encounter” presentation by Russ Breault.

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The Post-Dispatch story  by Lilly Fowler about the conference was syndicated on Religion News Services (RNS). It was picked up by the national paper, Huffington Post as The Unsolved Mystery Behind The Shroud Of Turin Still Has The Power To CaptivateThe Washington Post and at least forty other news outlets, large and small, also picked up the story.