Shroud of Turin Teaching Center
The Marian Center for Peace of Wisconsin Rapids is an official teaching outreach for the Shroud of Turin Center of Colorado owned and operated by Dr. John and Rebecca Jackson. As a teaching center, one of the goals of the Marian Center for Peace is to provide education about the Shroud of Turin.
"The Shroud of Turin is a linen cloth 14 feet 3 inches long by 3 feet 7 inches wide, bearing the highly distinct Image of a Crucified Man. Since the sixteenth century, the Shroud, believed by many to be the burial cloth of Christ, has been kept in St. John the Baptist Cathedral in Turin, Italy. From August until October 2000, the Shroud was displayed publicly -- for the last time -- in Turin, Italy. The previous public exhibition was in 1998 and, prior to that, 1978 and even before that, 1933, 1931, and 1898." (Shroud Description by Dr. John and Rebecca Jackson: http://www.shroudofturin.com/shrouddescriptio.html)
As a teaching center for the Shroud of Turin Center of Colorado, the Marian Center for Peace maintains a full-sized back-lighted photograph of the entire Shroud of Turin which it houses alongside of a life-size negative image of the Shroud. The negative image provides an actual positive representation of the crucified man of the Shroud (see The Shroud and Modern Science for an explanation of this). The Marian Center for Peace also offers distance on-line access to lectures regarding the Shroud of Turin prepared by the Jacksons.
While the authenticity of the Shroud has been under scrutiny, there is much evidence that it is the actual burial cloth of Christ. Dr. Jackson, a respected physicist with multiple advanced degrees, and his wife Rebecca have devoted a great deal of their professional and personal lives to the study of the Shroud of Turin. In order to help more people learn of their important work, they have agreed to work with the Marian Center for Peace in order to further the educational efforts of the Shroud of Turin Center of Colorado.
For more information on the Shroud of Turin, click here. For more information about Dr. John Jackson and Rebecca Jackson, click here, or call the Marian Center for Peace at 715-424-MARY. For the Shroud of Turin Teaching Center brochure, click here.
Tours of the Shroud of Turin Teaching Center are by appointment.
Contact: Bob Hunn–715-697-8119
or Kathy Gronski–715-424-6279 or 715-423-9291 or e-mail
Photos of The Marian Center for Peace light boxes.
These contain copies of the photographs of the Shroud taken by Barrie Schwortz.