March Lecture Series: The Shroud of Turin, Presented by Fr. K Robinson

March 01, 2018
Source: Academy Phoenix

During Passion Week, one the the Society's foremost experts on the Holy Shroud will give the Holy Name Society Lecture Series.

Friday, March 23rd, directly after Stations of the Cross in the main church, all are invited to attend a presentation on the Holy Shroud of Turin, presented by Fr. Kevin Robinson.

If you have attended one of Fr. Robinson's Ignatian retreats, you'll know his powerful message in regards to one of the more "controversial" and sacred remnants of the Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ.  

It is fitting that this lecture take place on a Friday during Passion Week, so that the faithful of Our Lady of Sorrows may gain a deeper appreciation of both the Shroud's authenticity, and the extraordinary lengths Our Savior went to in order to produce the salvation of our souls.

Please join us at approximately 7pm (after Stations at 6:30) for this unique and sobering event - one that all Catholics should experience.

  • Performing Arts Center
  • 7pm
  • March 23
  • Open to All


For Further Reading:

The Authenticity of the Holy Shroud

April 29, 2017 - Published by FSSPX.News

A new sign in favor of the authenticity of the Holy Shroud of Turin: a Belgian coin expert believes that the coins placed on the eyes of the man in the shroud to keep his eyelids shut were minted in the year 29, under Pontius Pilate.

The hypothesis of the presence of coins on the eyes of the man in the shroud came up in 1976 with  advanced scientific technologies like the development of 3D technology. Researchers at the time noticed bulges on the eyeballs that could not be due to any morphological particularity. It did not take them long to conclude they must have been made by “leptons”, coins of little value that were used in Palestine during the Roman occupation.

They took their observations further and scientists were able to observe drawings and inscriptions on the coins. On the right eye, there is a “lituus” or curved stick, a religious symbol related to the practice of haruspicy in Rome. A sacrificial cup appears on the left eye.

Besides the drawings, the researchers also thought they could decipher the letters “YKAI”, which would be the visible part of the expression TIBEΡIOY KAIΣAΡ ΣEBAΣTOΣ, meaning in ancient Greek – the language spoken in the Roman Empire – that Tiberius was “Caesar Augustus” at the time. A precious clue that proves that the coins really were minted shortly before Jesus’ Passion.

An antique coin expert from Liège, Agostino Sferrazza,  went even further and produced yet another argument for the theory that the coins were minted under Pontius Pilate.

He based his theory mostly on the images produced by computer specialist Nello Balossino, an associate professor at the Faculty of Sciences in Turin, who made the sacrificial cup on the coin on the right eye stand out impressively. According to Sferazza, there is no doubt about it: the coins were indeed minted in the year 29 A.D. Can we not see in this find, during this period of Eastertide, a providential sign of the Resurrection?