Today: University of Saint Francis offers Shroud of Turin display

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News release from the University of Saint Francis:

The University of Saint Francis Offers Shroud of Turin Display

The University of Saint Francis will display a life-size image of the Shroud of Turin from noon-5 p.m. on Holy Thursday, April 21, in the Edwin Clark Schouweiler Memorial Planetarium in the Achatz Hall of Science.

The shroud display will be located in the planetarium area for solemn meditation and prayer. A documentary presenting the most recent scientific information concerning the Shroud of Turin will be offered in the atrium of Achatz Hall and will repeat each hour during the hours of display.

Light snacks and coffee will also be provided in the atrium. Visitors are encouraged to sit and reflect or enjoy the company of friends in this area. Attendees may stay as long as they wish and are encouraged to freely enter and exit the respective rooms.

For directions, visit For more information about the Shroud of Turin display, contact Dr. Jean M. Elick at or call the Chemistry Department at 260-399-8067.


The University of Saint Francis, founded in 1890 as a comprehensive university in the Catholic Franciscan tradition, offers more than 60 undergraduate and 13 graduate programs in five schools: The School of Health Sciences, School of Arts and Sciences, Keith Busse School of Business and Entrepreneurial Leadership, School of Professional Studies and School of Creative Arts. More than 2,300 students from a broad geographic region attend USF for its academic excellence. The university has a regional campus in Crown Point, Ind.

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