St. Catherine Pastel Art


Sunday March 10, 2013 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
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St. Catherine of Siena Church Proper 
265 Stratton Brook Road
Post Office Box 184
West Simsbury, CT 06092

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St. Catherine of Siena Parish 
St. Catherine of Siena Roman Catholic Church 

Shroud Color Image

All images are copyrighted.

1978 Barrie M. Schwortz Collection, STERA, Inc.


St. Catherine of Siena Presents Shroud Encounter 

Shroud Encounter

It was a Crime Scene Investigation like no other. A man was tortured, beaten and killed. He was popular with the people but many in power wanted him dead. After a mock trial the powerful had their way. He was given a hasty burial, but now the body has disappeared. Was there a clue left behind? Were there witnesses to what happened?

A bloody sheet offers evidence of a horrific execution. Were the charges justified? Rumors fly and each side stands by their story. A haunting image on linen offers a mysterious and controversial clue about the missing body. Was the body stolen? By who and why? Did it just vanish? What does the cloth reveal about the disappearance? Historians, coroners, archaeologists, chemists, physicists, botanists, image specialists, art experts, textile experts and many others are brought in to offer testimony. Will they solve this first century mystery?

  Shroud Face

Register Now          Seating is Limited. A small quantity of tickets will be available at the door.

 Shroud Encounter is a dramatic big screen experience and in-depth exploration into the mysteries of the Shroud of Turin. Using a CSI approach, audiences are taken on a thought provoking adventure through early church history, ancient art, modern science, and medical forensics.

Don't miss evening of excitement, reflection and mystery!