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.