Elgin Parish Hosts Exhibit on the Shroud of Turin
April 7, 2022
ELGIN—St. Thomas More Parish will host an exhibit of research, photographs and illustrations of the Shroud of Turin on April 20-24, from 4:30-8 p.m., in the church building, 215 Thomas More Dr. 
The Shroud of Turin is believed to be the burial cloth of Jesus and is one of the most scientifically studied religious icons in history. As methods for scientific study have progressed, so has the speculation on how the image of the crucified man on the Shroud was made.
The exhibit presents the results of scientific, historical and forensic study with numerous photographs and illustrations. The exhibit is the work of the Center for the Study of the Passion of Christ and the Holy Shroud and Msgr. Giulio Ricci and other scientists, who spent more than 25 years researching the Holy Shroud.
The centerpiece of the exhibit is a full-length replica of the Shroud developed from a photographic image of the Shroud made by Eastman Kodak Co. The replica shows the front and back of the shroud. In addition, the mobile exhibit contains a large crucified corpus showing the wounds of Christ corresponding to the Passion narrative in the Gospel accounts and the wounds shown on the Shroud. The exhibit contains 66 panels detailing the history and science of the Shroud.
The mobile exhibit is made available on loan by the Conventual Franciscan Friars of the National Shrine of St. Maximilian Kolbe at Marytown in Libertyville. 
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