Who is the Man of the Shroud?
An intimate and spiritual reflection on science and faith to sustain the soul.
Video Interview in Media Partnership with Avvenire EXCLUSIVELY ONLINE
From March 28 to April 20, 2022
Rome, 15/03/2022 – The Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum offers an exclusive video interview about the Shroud, in media partnership with Avvenire, during the period of Lent. The goal is to offer a service to the Church and to society, through an icon that is a symbol of faith, a spiritual reflection that is helpful, today more than ever, for the faithful around the world as they face a complex period characterized by conflicts and hostilities and seek to promote solidarity, dialogue and brotherhood.
From March 28 until April 20, it will be possible to access, free of charge and directly online, the video interview (in 4 languages) of the permanent exhibition “Who is the Man of the Shroud?” The interview will explore the historical, cultural, religious and personal aspects of what is considered by many to be a relic, the most important of Christianity.
The mysteries of the sacred cloth where the figure of a man’s body is imprinted with evident signs of torture will be revealed through an interview-documentary curated by a collaboration between Riccardo Maccioni (Editor-in-chief of Catholica, Avvenire) and our professors and students of the Postgraduate Certificate in Shroud Studies and the Faculty of Theology. The ongoing dialogue between the worlds of contemporary science and ancient faith addresses both our minds and hearts.
Reservations open until March 28, 2022
It will be possible to register at the Link: https://www.upra.org/landing/sindone-2022/
After registration, you will be sent the link to be able to visit the Exhibition online.
The registration and the ‘visit’ are free and available in ITALIAN, ENGLISH, SPANISH, and PORTUGUESE.
For further information:
Head of Institutional Communication
Maria Selva Silvestri
The Exhibition on the Shroud is permanent and it is possible to visit it by request at the Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum. It offers a unique panorama on the subject, thanks to the many materials present, such as: the reproduction of the Shroud in natural dimensions, the panels with the historical-didactic path, the bronze statue of the Man of the Shroud (work of the sculptor Luigi E. Mattei), holograms produced by Dr. Petrus Soons, the reconstruction of the Shroud, the reconstruction of the image of the Man of the Shroud (work of the sculptor Luigi E. Mattei). Petrus Soons, the reconstruction of some of the objects of the Passion and the scale reproduction of the Holy Sepulcher at the time of Jesus, as well as multimedia elements on the Shroud and the clay sculpture of Jesus’ face recently donated by the blind artist Andrea Bianco.
The Pontifical Ateneo Regina Apostolorum (APRA) is an ecclesiastical university institution, canonically erected by the Congregation for Catholic Education and directed by the Religious Congregation of the Legionaries of Christ. It is part of the Network of Universities of the Legion of Christ and the Regnum Christi Movement (RIU). An international academic community, in full harmony with the Holy Father and the Magisterium of the Church, it is committed to developing a Catholic thought and culture capable of pervading the Christian spirit in today’s society, allowing for a unique experience aimed at evangelizing culture. For more than 25 years it has been forming apostles, Christian leaders – clerics and laity – in the service of the Church and society. Through integral formation, characterized by interdisciplinary and intercultural areas of research, innovative programs, and the development of transversal skills, it fosters the co-responsibility and human growth of the entire community. With the different educational programs of the 3 Faculties (Theology, Philosophy and Bioethics) and the 5 Institutes (Higher Institute for Religious Sciences, Faith and Science Institute, Sacerdos, Institute of Bioethics and Human Rights, and Institute for Higher Studies on Women) it offers a deepening and further specialization in some interdisciplinary areas.