The Shroud Collection at the Cathedral of St. John Berchmans

We give thanks for the remarkable gift of being able to display many of the finest items from the Shroud Collection, which arrived at the Cathedral in February, 2019. This is one of the largest collections of Shroud artifacts and artworks known to exist in the world.

The collection includes some beautiful paintings, etchings, engravings, manuscripts, medals, coins, and books – and many sacred relics as well, including pieces of the Holy Shroud. Surely this rare collection is a gift which enables all of us in the broader community to contemplate the great mystery of Easter, and celebrate His Resurrection with a renewed fervor.

A Message From Our Curator

The Cathedral of St. John Berchmans is home to the Orareo Collection, a wonderful collection of artworks, artifacts, books, and coins, all related to the Shroud of Turin. It is believed to be the third largest such collection in the world. Among the medieval and Renaissance-era artworks, ancient coins and medals, and rare manuscripts, there are also original works by architects, artists, and engravers whose works are found only in the finest museums of the world.

Over the past few years, we have had the pleasure of welcoming diverse pilgrims and inquirers (and in large numbers!). We are thrilled at the success of this inspirational art initiative, and how well it has been received by the community and beyond. Our hours and presentations are by appointment, and seasonal exhibitions will be announced as they are available.

For more information about the collection, or to schedule an appointment for your group, please contact me at cwhite@sjbcathedral.org.

Cheryl H. White, Ph.D.
Curator, Shroud Art Collection
Director of Adult Faith Formation

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