The Shroud of Turin is a long-studied burial cloth believed by many to be the cloth in which Jesus Christ was laid to rest. The cloth bears the front and back image of what appears to be a man who was scourged and crucified. St. Monica Catholic Church in Indianapolis is hosting a Shroud of Turin Replica Exhibit from Monday, April 2 – Friday, April 6. The exhibit will be open from 3:00 – 8:30 p.m. each day.
Featured in the exhibit is an approximately 14 x 4 foot digitized photo of the shroud, encased and backlit for easier viewing of what many scientists have concluded to be the image of a Jewish male, scourged and crucified during the time of Christ. However, neither the scientific community nor the Catholic Church have officially declared the shroud to be the burial cloth of Christ.
Other items in the Shroud of Turin Replica Exhibit include informational displays, replicas of the nails and scourge used by Romans during Christ’s time, a running video about the shroud, and other items. Books, videos and informational material will be available for purchase. All proceeds are applied to maintain and display the exhibit, which is owned by the Father Solanus Casey Knights of Columbus in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
On Friday, April 6, the local organizer of the exhibit Elizabeth Fiato, will speak at St. Monica Church on the history of the shroud and evidence that points to the shroud’s authenticity. A Spanish translator will be present.
St. Monica Church is located at 6131 N. street Michigan Road in Indianapolis. Those who wish to view the exhibit should park in the north parking lot, which is closest to St. Augustine Hall where the exhibit will be displayed.