In celebration of the 15th anniversary of Spirit Catholic Radio, the radio network is bringing a traveling exhibit titled “The Man of the Shroud,” to nine cities across Nebraska, including North Platte.
The free exhibit will be on display July 1-6 at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish in North Platte. Daily times are posted at www.seas-np.org.
The Shroud of Turin has long been venerated and is believed by many to be the burial cloth of Jesus of Nazareth.
The traveling exhibit was developed by the late Msgr. Guilio Ricci, president of the Roman Center for the Study of the Holy Shroud at the Vatican
Its centerpiece is a full-length photographic image of the Shroud made by the Eastman Kodak Co.
In addition, the exhibit contains a nearly life-size crucified corpus showing the wounds of Christ corresponding to the Passion narrative in the Gospel accounts and the wounds shown on the Shroud.
It also contains 92 panels detailing the history and science of the Shroud.
The exhibit will be on display at parishes and Catholic high schools in cooperation with local Knights of Columbus councils. For times, see www.spiritcatholicradio.com.
The Shroud was chosen to coincide with the 15th anniversary theme of the radio network. The theme is ‘Encounter Jesus,’ said Jim Carroll, the executive director of Spirit Catholic Radio.
“The Shroud brings the person of Jesus to something we can experience with our senses,” Carroll said.
“My hope is that Jesus as a real person is something that can be carried with people after they view the exhibit,” he said. “This is physical evidence that Jesus was a real person, and that he suffered and died, but of course, rose again.”
Spirit Catholic Radio is the area's only Catholic radio station across most of Nebraska, western Iowa and other parts of the Midwest.
Spirit Catholic Radio streams online at spiritcatholicradio.com and can be heard on the radio at 90.1-FM in North Platte, 91.5-FM in central Nebraska, 102.7-FM in Omaha and Lincoln, 88.3-FM in northeast Nebraska and 89.3-FM in Chadron.