Oct 15, 2011 / 18:42 pm
A nearly 400-year-old copy of the Shroud of Turin is now on display for public veneration at a New Jersey monastery in hopes of inspiring more reflection on Jesus Christ’s Crucifixion.
The copy of the reputed burial shroud of Jesus Christ, known as the True Copy, is in the possession of the Dominican nuns of the Monastery of Our Lady of the Rosary in Summit, N.J.
Sr. Mary Catharine Perry, O.P., the monastery’s novice mistress, said the nuns hope that the replica will lead people to “a greater devotion to the Passion and Death of Jesus” so that they will have a greater love and reverence for the Lord in the Blessed Sacrament, who is exposed in the monstrance everyday in the monastery chapel.
“When people hear that we have a copy of the Shroud in our possession and its history their response is really amazing and they want to see it. We would invite individuals and small groups to see it and their response was always one of prayerful wonder,” she told CNA on Oct. 14.