Sacred Cloths of the Passion coming to Pagosa Springs

By Roxanne Schick
Special to The PREVIEW
On Saturday, Sept. 15, and Sunday, Sept. 16, a presentation exhibit on the Sacred Cloths of the Passion will be held at Pope John Paul Catholic Church, 353 South Pagosa Blvd.
Among those items on display will be the Shroud of Turin (Jesus’ burial shroud), the Sudarium of Oviedo (covering of Jesus’ head on the cross) and the tunic of Argenteuil (Jesus’ seamless garment).
The passion exhibit will be Saturday, Sept. 15, from 4 to 8 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 16, from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Live presentations will take place after Saturday 5 p.m. Mass and Sunday 9 a.m. Mass at JP II.
This is a rare opportunity, so don’t miss your chance to examine these items. Richard Bernatchez will answer questions regarding: How was the shroud image formed? Does the Man of the Shroud match scripture? Physical proof of Jesus’ Passion, Death and Resurrection and explain scientific links among these three cloths from Jesus’ Passion.
Bernatchez, a Catholic who resides in the Archdiocese of Denver, runs an apostolate that brings exhibits on Eucharistic Miracles and Sacred Cloths of Passion to parishes around the country.
The primary goals of Bernatchez’s apostolate are to increase devotion to the Blessed Sacrament and to improve participation in Eucharistic Adoration. Numerous parishes have experienced a growth of the faith of their parishioners.
Father Jeff Wilborn of Blessed Sacrament Parish in Denver stated that Bernatchez’s presentation on Eucharistic Miracles was excellent and very edifying for those parishioners who attended it.
Father Andre Mahanna, a Maronite Catholic priest in the Denver metro area, stated that Bernatchez is a great and wonderful soul; a good apostle, obedient to the Church’s teaching, very devout and in good standing.

This story was posted on September 2, 2018.