St. Mary Parish in Walsenburg will host a Shroud of Turin presentation on Friday, March 17 from 5 to 8 p.m. The presenters will be Dr. John and Mrs. Rebecca Jackson, directors of the Turin Shroud Center of Colorado.
Dr. John Jackson, a PhD in physics, leads a scientific team that has collectively performed in excess of 100 person-years of scientific research on the Shroud of Turin, widely believed to be the burial cloth of Jesus.
In 1978, when interest in the Shroud was at its height, Dr. Jackson led a 40-person team of international scientists to Turin where they, under the auspices of the Shroud of Turin Research Project (STURP), examined the Shroud for nearly a week. No one since that time has secured such full scientific research access to the cloth. Dr. Jackson became the primary custodian of the significant scientific data extracted at that time. Jackson, along with his scientific colleagues in Colorado, has continued the thrust of Shroud research.
The evening will include viewing of a full-size replica of the Shroud and a study of the markings on the cloth corresponding to the wounds of Jesus traditionally noted during the Catholic meditation on the “Stations of the Cross.”
A potluck dinner at 5 p.m. in Mazzone Hall, 118 E. 7th Street will precede this free presentation held in the church. Call (719) 738-1204 for more information. All are invited to attend.