Crypt museum displaying the Holy Shroud, a linen sheet thought to contain an impression of Christ. The Most Holy Shroud Museum is now located in the crypt of the Most Holy Shroud Church, in Via San Domenico 28, Turin. This is the place permanently addressed to the worship, disclosure, knowing and study on the Holy Shroud. Apart from the sporadic exhibitions, it is the only place, that approaches the scientific and historical questions related to the Holy Shroud, that is permanently kept – but not visible to the public – in the Cathedral of Turin in a shielded chapel. The Holy Shroud Museum dates back to 1936 when the museum was first opened on June 14, 1936 in the presence of the Archbishop of Turin, Card. Maurilio Fossati.
The 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. Is it really the cloth that wrapped his crucified body, or is it simply a medieval forgery, a hoax perpetrated by some clever artist? Modern science has completed hundreds of thousands of hours of detailed study and intense research on the Shroud. 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. This web site will keep you abreast of current research, provide you with accurate data from the previous research and let you interact with the researchers themselves. We believe that if you have access to the facts, you can make up your own mind about the Shroud. Make sure you visit the page where you can Examine the Shroud of Turin for yourself. We hope you enjoy your visit. Barrie M. Schwortz, Editor.
Museum of the Bible is excited to present a groundbreaking, high-tech, innovative exhibition about the Shroud of Turin! Over the course of five exhibit sections and eight cutting-edge interactives, guests will learn about how the Shroud mirrors the Gospels, its history, and its impact on millions of people.
February 26–July 31, 2022
Shroud Encounter is a dramatic big screen experience and in-depth exploration into the mysteries of the Shroud of Turin. Using a CSI approach, audiences are taken on a thought provoking adventure through early church history, ancient art, modern science, and medical forensics.
Could the Shroud be the most important archaeological artifact ever found, or is it just a medieval fake? Does it provide clues to what happened during the crucifixion and resurrection, or is it just a pious art work created to represent these events? After thousands of hours of scientific analysis, the Shroud remains a profound mystery.
Fr. Robert Spitzer, S.J., Ph.D., the President and co-founder of Magis, is a Catholic Priest in the Society of Jesus and former President of Gonzaga University. The Magis Center provides comprehensive and systematic responses to restore, reconstruct, and revitalize belief in God, the transcendent dignity of every person, the significance of virtue, the higher levels of happiness, love, and freedom, and the real presence of Jesus Christ.
New Vistas is the collaborative effort of researchers the late M. Sue Benford and Joseph G. Marino. M. Sue Benford, a registered nurse, health care researcher, and Executive Director of a non-profit biomedical organization in Ohio, has contributed to the understanding of human energy fields and how they may relate to promotion of health and enlightenment of the spirit. She had a B.S.N. (Nursing) from the University of Tennessee. She went on to receive a Master of Arts degree in Health Education from The Ohio State University.Benford was one of a hundred semi-finalists in both the 1999 and 2000 competitions in the category designated to "encourage and support research, study, and labor designed to produce new discoveries in all fields of endeavor for the benefit of mankind." Sadly, Benford passed away from cancer on 6 April 2009.
Joseph Marino, former Benedictine monk and Catholic Priest, who is a long-time sindonologist (one who studies the Shroud of Turin), takes it one step further by linking these scientific findings to religious interpretations and looking at their possible significance. Marino has a B.A. in Theological Studies from St. Louis University and has lectured and written extensively on the Shroud for over 40 years. In addition to having published a Shroud newsletter, he has appeared on various radio and television programs discussing the Shroud.
The Turin Shroud Center of Colorado (TSC) is dedicated to continuing its research on the Shroud of Turin and publishing its findings. We are furthermore dedicated to educating the public on all of the important historic, forensic and scientific data concerning the Shroud. Consider the following:
We think that the current complex of historic, forensic and scientific knowledge about the Shroud justifies the rational judgment that the Shroud once wrapped the body of Jesus of Nazareth in the tomb.
If indeed the Shroud of Turin is the historic burial cloth of Jesus, then it would be not only a relic/icon, but also an archaeological site of where Christianity was born. As such it could offer mankind the possibility of studying scientifically the physical and historical aspects of what happened in the Tomb of Christ, something that should be of great interest to both Christians and non-Christians alike.
Through our education program, we wish to share the significant fruit of the research at TSC as well as that of Shroud scholars and scientists from throughout the world
Free Turin Shroud interactive exhibit offering some unique items. A professionally back-lit, full-sized 1978 Shroud photograph. One of only a couple VP8 Image Analyzers* on open and interactive display that show the 3D information on the Shroud revealed by brightness. Displays showing medical, historic, 1978 STURP Investigation, information on the holographic studies of the Shroud and other information, including NM Shroud research. Our goal is make the Shroud available to all including the vision impaired.