Because I have been fascinated by the Shroud of Turin for at least 50 years  (my first book on the subject was A Doctor at Calvary by Dr. Pierre Barbet – 1953)  I felt I should make note of the recently publicized 3D picture of the man on the shroud as shown on the History Channel in The Real Face of Jesus? The computer graphics expert, Ray Downing, who produced the image stated: “I have a lot of information about that face and my estimation is we’re pretty darn close to what this man looked like.”

The shroud is going on display this month for 40 days (April 10 to May 23) in St. John the Baptist Cathedral in Turin. The last time it was displayed was in 2000 for the Jubilee Year. Please see my previous post for further information about the shroud.

The Catholic church has not taken a position on the authenticity of the shroud.  Here is a video clip from the discussion about this new image of the man on the shroud from ABC news.

The entire documentary,  The Real Face of Jesus,  can be viewed on You Tube in nine segments.  This is a remarkably comprehensive overview of the known history of the shroud and all the scientific studies that have been done on it to date.    HE IS RISEN!

Link to PDF (May, 2011): The Face of the God-Man



Just as many were astonished at you, My people, So His appearance was marred more than any man And His form more than the sons of men. — Isaiah 52:14

Then the other disciple, who reached the tomb first, also went in, and he saw and believed, for as yet they did not know the scripture, that he must rise from the dead.  — John 20:8,9

And there He was
Splendid as the morning sun and fair
As only God is fair.
And they, confused with joy,
Knelt to adore
Seeing that He wore
Five crimson stars
He never had before.

No canticle at all was sung
None toned a psalm, or raised a greeting song,
A silent man alone
Of all that throng
Found tongue –
Not any other.
Close to His heart
When the embrace was done,
Old Joseph said,
“How is Your Mother,
How is Your Mother, Son?”
[Part of a poem by Sister Mary Ada, posted on Historical Christian]