Assumption College to Host Shroud Encounter

The Shroud of Turin bears the image of a man who appears to have suffered in a manner consistent with crucifixion. Is it Jesus Christ? The origin of the Shroud is often debated among scientists, theologians, historians and researchers.
Shroud Encounter will come to Assumption College March 14 at 7 p.m. This highly acclaimed 90-minute, multimedia presentation will be held in the college’s Chapel of the Holy Spirit. Admission is free and open to the public.

Shroud Encounter is a production of Shroud of Turin Education Project Inc. and will be presented by renowned international expert Russ Breault. The presentation is a fast-moving, big-screen experience using more than 150 images covering all aspects of Shroud research.

Breault has been featured in several national documentaries including Mysteries of the Ancient World on CBS and, most recently, The Real Face of Jesus? on the History Channel. He has presented at numerous colleges and universities. See for more information.

The Shroud of Turin is the most analyzed artifact in the world, yet it remains a mystery. The 14-foot-long linen cloth has been in Turin, Italy, for more than 400 years and bears the faint front and back image of a 5’10” bearded, crucified man with apparent wounds and bloodstains that match the crucifixion account as recorded in The Bible. Millions of people over the centuries have believed it to be the actual burial shroud of Jesus Christ.

Shroud Encounter will cover all aspects of the history, science, art and theories of how the image may have been formed.

Kimberly Dunbar, Director of Public Affairs, Assumption College @AssumptionNews