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Mid-Michigan exhibit first in nation to display historic Shroud

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Source: Joel Vernier Source: Joel Vernier
GLADWIN, MI (WNEM) -

A Mid-Michigan exhibit is the first in the nation to present a historic cloth reproduction of the Shroud. 

The Burial Cloth of Jesus Exhibit in Gladwin opened Monday, July 25. The exhibit has 64 scientific displays, including a national display of the fabric reproduction of the Shroud of Turin. 

The Shroud is believed to be the burial cloth of Jesus of Nazareth. It's one of the most scientifically studied religious icons in history. 

The exhibit is free to guests and is located at the Sacred heart Activities Center. Visitation hours are from Monday-Thursday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. 

The exhibit is also open on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

"It just touched my heart," said Karen Gruber, visitor. "The emotions are indescribable. You know, the love that brought this, it's amazing."

Joel Vernier, parishioner for the church, brought the exhibit to Gladwin.

It's the first time the replica of the Shroud has been printed on cloth.

"It's very exciting and we've had very good numbers of traffic, most of them, two-thirds of them seem to be very emotionally touched by the information here," Vernier said.

The church invites people from all religions to see the historical exhibit. It will be in Gladwin from July 25-30. 

The display travels all over the country and may not be back in Michigan for a while.

For Gruber, she said it puts what she believes into perspective.

"It just makes it more real to know that he was here and that they saved it. It's very moving," Gruber said.

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