New Permanent Shroud of Turin Exhibit

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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.”

New Mexico Shroud Exhibit and Museum Must Move

imageI heard from Andy at iSEAM in Alamogordo, New Mexico. There is an announcement on the Home Page and the Tour Page.

Shroud Exhibit and Museum is in transition: The museum will be vacating the present location on or before September 1, 2014. We do not have a new location. We have little or no budget for facilities as our current space was generously donated to us for the past 5 and-a-half years. We are asking for your prayers as we go through this transition period. If you know of a place for us to relocate, or if you can help us in the move, please contact me immediately at 575-415-5206. Prayers and Blessings, Deacon Pete Schumacher, Shroud Exhibit and Museum, Inc.

From the website:

About Us

Free Turin Shroud interactive exhibit at White Sands Mall, 3199 N White Sands Blvd, Suite D1, Alamogordo, NM, 88310. We offer a backlit, full-sized picture, the only interactive VP8 Image Analyzer* 3D experience, NM Shroud research, etc. Our goal is make the Shroud available to all including the vision impaired.

Shroud Exhibit And Museum, Inc., is a non-profit New Mexico corporation, IRS granted tax exempt 501(c)(3) public charity, listed in the Official Catholic Directory & sustained through your tax deductible donations & our wonderful volunteers. To volunteer to staff the museum, write grants or help in other ways, use Dcn. Pete’s contact above.