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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Jesus, Lent, Science, Scripture, and Suffering

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God is Close to Us

God is Close to Us

How can we deal with loss in a world that refuses to see it? Scripture tell us, “The Lord is close to the brokenhearted; saves those whose spirit is crushed” (Psalm 34:19). Discover how all the losses we experience work to draw us closer to God and the fulfillment we long for.

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Healing, Mental Health, and Suffering

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Let There Be Light! How to Climb Out of Our Darkness to a Place of Peace

Let There Be Light! How to Climb Out of Our Darkness to a Place of Peace

Most people experience depression for a time; that emotional state of sadness, gloom and dejection. Loss of any kind (people, relationships, employment, youth, vitality) can plunge us into an emotional darkness. For some it remains ever-present; a slow process of many disappointments that become life-long and part of our identity. Learn how to recognize depression, how it infects us and our loved ones and how to find peace in our loving God who desires to come into our darkness and lift us into His Light.

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Discernment, Family, Forgiveness, Healing, Mental Health, Relationships, and Suffering

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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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Forgiveness, Healing, Jesus, Mass, Prayer, Sacraments, Suffering, and Women

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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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Christian Spirituality, Jesus, Lent, and Suffering

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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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Angela Sealana

Angela Sealana

Angela Sealana

From an early age, Angela knew she wanted to apply her talents in teaching and communication for God’s glory. Since 2010, she has facilitated the presentation and promotion of Pilgrim Center of Hope through new and traditional media as Media Coordinator.

Angela knows how to communicate with a wide variety of audiences, applying her professional background in marketing and communications for both non-profit ministries and for-profit businesses. She holds a B.A. in English communication arts, with concentrations in marketing and theology from St. Mary’s University, and has over a decade of experience as an evangelizing catechist for ages 8 through 80+.

After discerning a possible call to religious life, she was surprised by a vocation to marriage. When she is not spending time with her husband and friends, Angela enjoys volunteering with projects promoting dialogue through pop culture.

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Christian Spirituality, Discernment, Healing, Media & Faith, Prayer, Sacred Art, Saints, Scripture, Suffering, Vocation, and Women



The Passion of Christ

The Passion of Christ

The Passion of Christ is not only a historic event, it continues to be an experiential reality for us as we reflect on the Journey of Jesus from Palm Sunday, through Holy Week and his death on the cross. Our Lord invites us to join our sufferings with his and to participate in the work of redemption for the salvation of souls. Through the ages men and women have been inspired to dedicate their lives to Christ after meditating deeply on his passion, death and resurrection.

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Lent, Scripture, and Suffering

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Maria, modelo y guia de la oscuridad a la luz

Maria, modelo y guia de la oscuridad a la luz

Cuando haya espacio entre tus manos y tu corazón, no podras mas. Llama a nuestra madre María, que en tristeza o alegría nos cobija en nuestro andar. Prenda bella y entregada por nuestro amado Jesús, nos acompaña y nos guía de la oscuridad a la luz.

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Practicing Faith, Spanish, Suffering, and Virgin Mary

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