The Mystery of the Shroud of Turin

The Mystery of the Shroud of Turin

The man pictured on the Shroud not only looks like a real person (as opposed to an artistic creation); he is actually anatomically flawless down to minor details — a body which suffered actual wounds and stained the cloth with genuine blood. This body was crucified, almost certainly by the Romans, and was buried in a manner consistent with ancient Jewish burial practices. The body was very likely Jewish and was almost certainly that of Jesus of Nazareth.

Ralph draws on official scientific data from the Shroud of Turin Research Project, Inc. to demonstrate the man of the Shroud’s cap of thorns and scourging with Roman flagrum, nails through his feet and wrists, death from asphyxiation, and piercing with a lance through the chest after death. He will also demonstrate how the Shroud is a photographic “negative” –a photographic record created by a kind of “scorch”.

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The Eucharist

The Eucharist

The Eucharist is the life of the people! The Eucharist forges between them a common bond, a Christian kinship. All eat the same bread; all are table companions of Jesus Christ who supernaturally creates among them a feeling of togetherness.

The Acts of the Apostles states that the whole community of the first Christians, converted Jews and baptized pagans, belonging to different regions, “had but one heart and one soul” (Acts 4:32). Why? Because they were attentive to the teaching of the Apostles and faithful in sharing in the breaking of the bread (Acts 2:42).

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Encountering Jesus; How to Cultivate God’s Presence in Our Lives

Encountering Jesus; How to Cultivate God’s Presence in Our Lives

Have you encountered God? How would you know? It is not unusual for people who have experienced spiritual retreats to answer yes and speak glowingly of the joy and peace such an encounter brings. But even so, it is not always clear to know how to grow this encounter with God into a sustaining and ever closer relationship with Him.

Learn how to recognize encounters with God – which are much more frequent than you may think – and the true and tested ways our Church provides to nurture, sustain and grow in an ever- deepening encounter with God.

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Bringing Jesus to Work

Bringing Jesus to Work

In our world of political correctness, it is sometimes hard and even forbidden to bring Jesus to work with you. In this talk, you will learn simple ways to not only bring Jesus to the workplace with you but how to evangelize through the simple act of kindness. This talk was inspired by the book The Go-Giver, by Bob Burg and John David Mann.

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Coming To Meet Jesus

Coming To Meet Jesus

Many of us yearn for that face-to-face meeting with Jesus, searching in all sorts of places, yet never really being fully satisfied. Hear about how Eucharistic Adoration is the place where Heaven and Earth “kiss” — where visits with Our Lord can change from just quiet, to the quiet of the Sacred Heart, and all that Our Lord has to offer his visitors.

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Jesus Wept: Where God Stands In Our Suffering

Jesus Wept: Where God Stands In Our Suffering

We all suffer, but where is God? Find answers in Jesus’ life and teachings. As we reflect on experiences of pain and suffering in our daily lives, discover an invitation to hope.

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Lift Up Your Hearts: The Sacrament of Love

Lift Up Your Hearts: The Sacrament of Love

What do we do when our hearts are wounded? While hearing God’s Love Story for us, women discover the key to hope in any circumstance; found in the Eucharist and Holy Mass.

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Five Steps Towards Making the Passion of Christ More Personal

Five Steps Towards Making the Passion of Christ More Personal

Our lives are a pilgrimage – a journey with the destination of the Heavenly Jerusalem. Each day gives us the possibility of recognizing how much God loves us and longs to help us. Are we brought to that awareness? We will look at five steps we can take to make the Passion of our Lord a hope-filled and inspirational way to get closer to him.

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Who is the Man of the Shroud?

Who is the Man of the Shroud?

The popular Shroud of Turin is the most ancient cloth studied by mankind. This presentation will give you an insight of its origin and the mysterious image of the man on the Shroud. Learn about the Shroud’s journey, history, botanical and scientific evidence, as well as its meaning for us today.

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Evangelization, Jesus, Lent, Sacred Art, Science, and Suffering

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The Gaze of God

The Gaze of God

It seems that our work, our jobs, our schedules can become so full and be so demanding. Perhaps we don’t have enough time to even think! As Christians, we are called by Christ to be that light in the world which leads to hope; the hope which connects us to God and to help overcome despair and anxiety.

Christianity is about a Person, not a philosophy. You and I were created to live in a relationship with God. When we experience the gaze of God – we can have hope for healing that only God knows we need.

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