The Shroud of Turin -The Image Of The Invisible God

From April 11 to May 23, 2010, more than two million pilgrims made their way to the Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist in Turin, in the North of Italy. They came to contemplate one of the most mysterious objects of the western world: the Shroud of Turin.
This cloth, made of linen fibers, is the only one in the world on which one can observe the imprint of the body that it has wrapped: a man who died on a cross and, according to medical examination, who has undergone atrocious torture. It is the reflection of the Gospel in pictures: the Passion of Jesus Christ is revealed in the minutest of details!

In the course of this film, several questions are raised and the answers lead us to a real contemplation of this shroud which, up to now, remains a complete mystery:

1. What is the origin of the shroud?
2. How was the image formed?
3. Who is the man of the shroud?
4. How old is the shroud?
5. The shroud’s imprint on our lives.

A number of witnesses – including eminent research scientists – attempt to reply to these questions:

Barrie Schwortz, an American scientific photographer, was a member of S.T.U.R.P. (Shroud of Turin Research Project) in 1978. Jewish, he spent 32 years of his life in the study of the shroud! His in-depth research convinced him that this mysterious cloth, with amazing scientific properties, is well and truly the sheet which has wrapped the body of Jesus of Nazareth after his death on the cross. The examination of the shroud has turned his life upside down! 

Thibault Heimburger, a doctor and French scientist, and SĂ©bastien Cataldo, both co-authors of the book, “The Shroud of Turin, the latest findings”, help us to enter into the mystery of the shroud, which remains a scientific enigma, a “provocation to the intelligence” (according to John-Paul II in 1998). Indeed, this shroud does not cease to defy science and its assertions: how was the image formed on the cloth, how old is the shroud: this remains a complete mystery up to now!

However, there are many who, in their contemplation of this tortured body, recognize the love of the Son of God, Jesus, who died on the cross and rose from the dead, for each and every one of us. One of those is French-born BĂ©atrice Guespereau, vice-president of the “Show your Face to us” Association. Today, she travels throughout different countries to spread the light that pours out of this shroud and comes into her life.