San Antonio Shroud Expo Extended

imageHave heard from the folks at the Shroud of Turin Expo in San Antonio. They want to inform us that the exposition has been extended to July 12 of 2015. Also, they want to remind us that they are open from Monday to Sunday and tickets are $10 from 10 am to 2 pm (Monday to Friday) and the rest of the time $18.

Crowd Funding a Twelve Foot Shroud of Turin Sign

Speaking for San Antonio: will it light up at night?

imageThe folks at the Shroud Expo want you to help them. Just a few hours ago they posted this message on their Facebook page:

Register as a supporter for placing a 12 foot sign of the Man of the Shroud at 416 Dolorosa Street, San Antonio. Help us push the Historic Preservation board to grant us the right to place the sign on February 18, first day of Lent.

See our online Campaign for more information. Online registered supporters may take the signs home with them!!

I guess this storefront sign will have to do until they get their four million dollar building.


You have to agree; these folk think big and do it well.

I think I see where the sign is actually going in this live Google Street View.  Have fun, you can explore the neighborhood with your mouse or finger.

Will the sign light up at night?


Well written article on the San Antonio Shroud Expo

imageIt may be old news to us, now, but it’s a story that needs to be improved upon. Abe Levy, a religion reporter  for the San Antonio Express-News does just that. He has written an excellent news piece that is both objective and comprehensive. It’s a good example for others:

Does the ancient linen wrapped around Jesus’ entombed body still exist?

And does it bear miraculous images of his face and wounds from the Crucifixion — enduring evidence of his divinity?

An exhibit that opened earlier this month in San Antonio chronicles the saga of this disputed cloth, the Shroud of Turin.

San Antonio is the second of 70 U.S. cities on this tour designed by Immersive Planet, a for-profit company founded two years ago and based in Brighton, Michigan, that designs theme parks and other venues and bought the rights to put on the exhibit.

It opened here Nov. 14 and continues through Jan. 25.

Whether the shroud is a hoax or genuine has been a matter of longstanding debate among historians, anthropologists, scientists and religious leaders.

The presentation takes an informative tone, posing questions and gently implying validity but avoiding direct conclusions to this end.

“Everyone has their path in life and perception of things,” said José Juan Garrigó, CEO of Immersive Planet. “If I can plant a little seed in your mind, I did something right. . . . Anything that could have a connection or be a part of the history of Jesus, it will be controversial.”

[ . . . ]

The Archdiocese of San Antonio is not affiliated with the display but will send an official to view it, said its spokesman, Deacon Pat Rodgers.

“Anytime someone speaks of the shroud, it piques people’s interest,” he said.

How many cities can you identify on the back?

Is that Turin, Italy in 2015?  Is that Atlanta?

Front of the Shroud Expo T Shirt. The Expo is now in San Antonio:


And the back:


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.

Shroud Expo to Open in San Antonio

imageThe home page of the Shroud Expo website now reads:

‘Thank you Royal Oak, Michigan. San Antonio, Texas is our new stop” Buy ANYTIME Tickets online for the incoming Exposition in San Antonio, Texas. ANYTIME Tickets will be for sale until 5 days prior to inauguration. Take advantage of this offer before it is too late. ANYTIME Ticket for sale at $ 12.00.

Taking a look at the ticket sale page, it looks like the exposition will run from November 13 to January 31, 2015. It is open every day, even Christmas Day, from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm. The guided tour takes 55 minutes.

Do check out the website:

The Exposition

Believers and non-believers, men and women will see this Exposition that touches the soul, awakens the heart and challenges the intelligence

The story never told

imageThe Shroud of Turin is a centuries old linen cloth that bears the image of a crucified man. A man that millions believe to be Jesus of Nazareth.

It is, in fact, the single most studied artifact in human history, and we know more about it today than we ever have before. And yet, the controversy still rages.

The visitor walks through 12 chambers through the history of the object most studied: The Shroud of Turin. From the finding of the Shroud and its hidden negative, the visitor will see and discover the history, science, controversy, and facts surrounding the Shroud of Turin.

The scientific response to the possible resurrection of the body of Jesus Christ.

More than 50 original pieces

Original pieces that allow the visitor to understand for themselves the history behind the Shroud.

Art, History and Science

Historical objects from the First to the Nineteenth Century such a codex, coins and several other pieces collected over a long study are in display, taking the visitor though an interaction of history and modern science, …… a journey about the man in the Shroud.

The Shroud

The exposition allows the visitor to be part of a unique experience showcasing a relic from the Eighteenth Century with a piece of the Shroud, sealed by Pope Benedict XIV (1740-1758).

Audio Guide

All visitors receive an Audio Guide to tour the Exposition. Visitors may choose among several languages: English, Spanish, French, Russian, Albanian, Arabic, Assyrian Aramaic, Polish, Portuguese, and Rumanian. The audio guide has a duration of about 55 minute duration.


The exposition offer visitors a high quality printed catalogue. This book allows visitors to relieve the magic of the twelve chambers of the exposition. For those not able to see the exposition, is a perfect introduction to history, science and the man in the Shroud.

Catalogue is available in English and Spanish.

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