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Archive for December, 2010

Adventure Pilgrimage: The Holy Grail

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Another amazing adventure occurred this summer – I had the privilege of an adventurous pilgrimage to see the Holy Grail. Many people think that the Holy Grail is lost forever to history and time. But, there is a Cathedral in Valencia Spain, which claims to have the Real Sangreal. Popes have visited the Cathedral  of Valencia to venerate this holy relic, including Pope John Paul II in 1982 and most recently, Pope Benedict XVI in 2006. Many people also have travel from faraway places around the world to visit and venerate this holy relic. The actual history behind the Holy Grail is more grandiose than the version in the Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade movie. (more…)


Adventure Pilgrimage: The Holy Sudarium

During the summer of 2010, I had the opportunity to engage in another blessed adventurous pilgrimage. This time I visited Oviedo, Spain, where the Holy Sudarium of Jesus is kept safe. The Cathedral of San Salvador preserves this amazing relic. The Holy Sudarium, as the reader shall see in this communiqué, is connected to two other holy relics – the Shroud of Turin and the Veil of Veronica. I visited the exposition of the Shroud of Turin, in Turin, Italy during May2010 and the Veil of Veronica in Manoppello, Italy, this past summer. The reader can read in more detail in this website my posts about these two previous pilgrimages. 

The Holy Sudarium is a cloth measuring approximately 84 x 53 cm. There is no image on this cloth. The only thing visible to the naked eye are some stains, although more is visible under the microscope. The remarkable thing about this cloth is that both tradition and scientific studies claim that the cloth was used to cover and clean the face of Jesus after the crucifixion.  (more…)