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The Shroud of Turin


(The true Burial Cloth of Our Lord Jesus!)


On Holy Saturday, April 11, as Christians contemplate Jesus lying in the tomb, Archbishop Cesare Nosiglia of Turin will lead a liturgy of prayer and contemplation before the Shroud at 5 p.m. local time in Italy (10 a.m. our time). It will be broadcast live on television and social media. The livestream will continue through April 17. During this time of global suffering, sickness and death, this is an important time for us to pray with this most sacred relic of the suffering of the Lord.


We will let you know as soon as information is given as to the locations for watching this holy exhibition. If possible, we will     provide a link to the streaming on the Parish Website:


Shroud of Turin


My Dearest Brothers and Sisters in the Lord Jesus:

We have a magnificent opportunity to enter more deeply into the Mystery of the Lord’s Passion through a special online Exhibition of the Shroud of Turin…what many believe (including me!) is the actual burial cloth of the Lord that was used to wrap his lifeless body and upon which an image of the Lord’s body was miraculously imprinted at the moment of the Resurrection.

I have a great devotion to the Shroud and I have had the profound blessing of seeing it in person twice – in 2010 and again in 2015 in Turin. I am always eager to share with others the truth about the Shroud!

To prepare to watch the online Exhibition or to let your experience sink into your heart and mind more deeply, I am offering you these extremely helpful online resources to better understand the Shroud of Turin. I have only included resources that support the truth of the Shroud. There have been many who have claimed the Shroud to be a forgery or a fake. But all the legitimate scientific studies of the Shroud point to its authenticity, even if the means by which the image was left on the cloth is still beyond our comprehension. But one thing is clear:  there is no paint on the cloth, there is no trace of any artist having created or manufactured this image. The image on the Shroud depicts the wounds and effects of torture and crucifixion that are completely anatomically and physically correct. The image on the Shroud has depth and can be replicated in 3D, which no medieval artist could have possibly produced.

Peace and blessings,

Fr. David


Shroud of Turin Negative

(A “negative” image of Shroud of Turin, which allows us to see details of the image which are not clearly visible on the Shroud.)


Here are some very helpful video resources that can be viewed on YouTube:

A two-part introductory video about the image: – Part 1 – Part 2


An excellent video interview on EWTN with Barrie Schwortz, the leading American expert on the Shroud:


A TED talk by Barrie Schwortz on the Shroud:


A great talk on Faith, Science and the Shroud by Fr. Robert Spitzer, SJ:


Two more great videos on the Shroud by Fr. Spitzer:


A helpful factsheet about the Shroud:


Barrie Schwortz’s comprehensive website about the Shroud…the best there is:


A REALLY EXCELLENT online book about the Shroud for young people (4th grade and up):


Here is the link for the RAI 3 live streaming Shroud event on Saturday, April 11, 2020 at 10:00 AM Central Daylight Time: