10 September 2007

See the Shroud of Turin

The Shroud of Turin ... the most studied religious artifact in history. Kept in the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, you have to visit Turin, Italy in order to see this controversial linen cloth bearing the image of a man who underwent a violent death. It has been long held to be the image of Jesus Christ himself and this has, lots of times, conflicted with science and at the same time showing astounding results.

Now you can personally view the Shroud of Turin as it makes its Philippine Exhibition! It has recently concluded its SM Pampanga leg, and is set for display in the following dates and venues:

SM Mall of Asia
The Pavillion (Ground Floor)
September 8 - December 9, 2007
10:00 A.M. to 10:00 P.M.

SM City Davao
Entertainment Plaza (2nd Floor)
January 18 - February 3, 2008
10:00 A.M to 9:00 P.M.

SM City Cebu
Cebu Trade Hall (3rd Floor)
April 4-27, 2008
10:00 A.M to 9:00 P.M.

I learned about this at the Book Fair, and wish to share it with you. This is a rare opportunity to see Shroud of Turin. Details of ticket reservation and payment can be found at the Welcome to Shroud Exhibit website (photo credit theirs as well).

For the benefit of: Sisters of the Holy Face Congregation, The Holy One of the Lord Catholic Catholic Foundation, Inc., Diocese of Paranaque.


  1. Before you get too excited, you do realize this one is a replica, right? Just as long as you understand that there's no way the actual shroud would ever be allowed to leave Turin.

  2. Anonymous12:12 pm

    Try taking a poll and most of these fanatics will argue to death this is the real deal!
    And you have to make reservation and pay to see some shammy image. Reckon the Vatican needs to make lots of money to recoup the Six Million dollars class action suit they lost due to countless abusive catholic priests int he U.S. Haay buhay nga naman. Cheers anyways!

  3. Phil: Really???? I would pay 250 pesos to see a replica? I might as well view the online images! Hmmm... if I do plan to see it, I will call up the organizer and ask if it's the genuine article. Surely they will not lie about it, this being a venerated artifact and all. Or else fire and brimstone will smite them!

    Trublue: long time no hear! Hmmm... I thought Vatican has loads and loads of money already and need not worry about it..

  4. I also wonder if this could be the real thing... it's possible but highly improbable!
    I only go for the real thing.

  5. Sidney: Darn. And I was really thinking this is a milestone! I can be gullible sometimes. Just imagine, I'd be proud to say I've seen the Shroud and then somebody will tell me it's not the real thing... that would make me feel cheated. Anyway, I will ask the organizer if it is the real thing when I plan to see it.

  6. it's only a replica, it was mentioned in the news the moment it arrived. and i think P250 is just too much, i thought it going to be for free.

    by the way, you are tagged pala hehehe.

  7. Zherwin: thanks! you saved me time and effort in calling them up to verify. And about the tag... tingnan ko. hehe.

  8. Trublue what's your problem? Were you personally abused by a priest or something? All institutions have problems. You come across as mean and disrespectful to a religion that many people in this country still look to for hope and spiritual guidance.

    Wat, if you look carefully you'll see that its advertised as a replica. The Bishop of Turin controls the shroud like its gold in Ft Knox. I don't believe the actual shroud is even available for viewing in Turin so tightly is it kept under wraps.

  9. Phil: I feel a sheepish grin coming on right now. Yup, it was written there that the Shroud has been duplicated using the latest digital photography. I got a brochure from the Book Fair and simply based it there ... didn't have time to read through the website carefully. Oh well.

  10. Anonymous6:04 pm

    Philippinesphil - You strike me as a "know it all" person, and please don't make any references to my personality you know nothing about.
    You read papers and so do I. My references about abusive priests are all over the news, here in the Philippines and Los Angeles, Boston, all over the U.S. Get real! You say your piece and I'll say mine, you don't agree with it, that's tough!


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