Holy Shroud Education

My goal is to educate people about the Holy Shroud of Jesus, known as the Shroud of Turin, an ancient linen cloth with a faint image of a brutally scourged and crucified man, who was crowned with thorns and pierced in the side. This mysterious image is extremely superficial, acts as a photo-negative, and has three dimensional characteristics. The wounds depicted on this burial Shroud mirror the Biblical narrative related to the life, suffering, death, burial, and Resurrection of Jesus Christ.

©1978 Barrie M. Schwortz Collection, STERA, Inc. 

I have been interested in the Holy Shroud of Jesus since I was a teenager growing up in Boulder, CO.  One of the members of my church, Dr. Rudy Dichtl was a member of the 1978 Shroud of Turin Research Project (STURP) team.  Rudy gave many talks in the community, and I attended as often as possible.  Since then, I have studied the Shroud extensively, first through personal exploration, and then in 2018, through the course in Shroud Studies offered online (in English) by Othonia through the Pontifical University, Regina Apostolorum in Rome, Italy.


This course led me to work on the development of a permanent exhibit on 'The Most Famous Burial of All Time: The Shroud of Turin' at the National Museum of Funeral History in Houston, TX.  Daniel Cardinal DiNardo blessed the exhibit, and it was opened to the public on April 26, 2023. As a result of this experience, I have joined the international organization, Othonia, to assist with the development of Shroud exhibits around the world.  Othonia (Greek word for 'linens') is dedicated to making Jesus known by educating people about His Holy Shroud – through speakers, courses, and exhibits.


I am particularly committed to sharing the message of the Shroud with young people. Last August, I was part of a trio of presenters at World Youth Day 2023 in Lisbon, Portugal to share information about the Holy Shroud with young pilgrims from all over the world.  Now we are preparing to be a part of the upcoming National Eucharistic Congress in Indianapolis, Indiana in July 2024.


Please contact me (nora.creech.shroud@gmail.com) if you are interested in developing an exhibit or hosting a lecture in your community.