One of the most treasured relics in Christendom is the Shroud of Turin. Countless people believe it is the burial cloth of Jesus.
Not many people can travel to the Turin cathedral, where the shroud is kept. Even if pilgrims could go to Italy, the shroud is rarely displayed for the public. The April-May 2010 showing was a result of Pope Benedict XVI’s giving special permission to “move up” the showing originally scheduled for 2025.
The faithful here in America can pray before a replica. My wife, Mary, and I headed 30 miles west of Manhattan — on a knoll at an intersection a stone’s throw from downtown Summit, N.J. — to Our Lady of the Rosary Monastery (NunsOPSummit.org) to see for...READ MORE