Uncovering the Shroud: A Former Skeptic’s Encounter with the Burial Cloth of Jesus (Special Podcast Highlight)

Do you know much about the Shroud of Turin? Are you a believer or a skeptic? Has the Shroud helped you to fall in love with the Lord even more? 

Drew Mariani and guest Dr. Gilbert Lavoie discuss the mysterious piece of cloth believed by many to be the burial cloth of Jesus Christ. Dr. Lavoie’s initial encounter with the Shroud was skeptical, but after studying it more deeply and examining aspects like blood marks and anatomical details, he found evidence supporting its authenticity.

His book, “The Shroud of Jesus and the Sign John Ingeniously Concealed,” explores his findings.

A few discussion points:

  • The Shroud of Turin is a piece of cloth that wrapped the body of Jesus Christ after his crucifixion. It has undergone extensive medical examinations and scientific studies, making it one of the most studied artifacts from antiquity.
  • This conversation mentions various historical and archaeological artifacts, highlighting that the Shroud’s level of study and controversy surpasses them all.
  • The Catholic Church does not have an official stance on the Shroud’s authenticity, but it has been venerated by the faithful. Many popes have visited the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist in Turin, where the Shroud is housed.
  • Scientific research on the Shroud has been ongoing since the mid-1800s. The Shroud’s photographic image turned out to be a negative, revealing more details. The image appears as if it were made by light somehow interacting with the cloth’s fibers.
  • Notable features of the Shroud include scorch-like marks that barely penetrate the surface of the fibers, human blood with type AB positive found on the cloth, pollen from the region of Judea where Jesus lived, and more.

Check out the entire hour! The Shroud of Turin & the Upright Man – Relevant Radio

Drew Mariani is an award-winning journalist, writer and broadcaster. He currently hosts The Drew Mariani Show™ reaching a potential audience of 220 million people. His 3-hour daily program offers a unique insight on the most important issues of the day and a platform for dialogue with listeners and newsmakers.