Holy Shroud: An Exhibition Reserved for Young People

Source: FSSPX News

On August 10, 2018, an exceptional event will take place in Turin, the capital of Piedmont: day of veneration of the Holy Shroud reserved especially for young people.

This initiative comes as a part of the preparations for the Synod that will be held in October of 2018 in Rome on “young people, the Faith, and vocational discernment”.

“Strictly speaking, it will not be an ostentation,” warns Archbishop Cesare Nosiglia of Turin, but rather “an extraordinary opportunity to contemplate and reflect”. The remarkable relic of Christ’s Passion will not be moved as it is for official ostentations: it will be venerated in the Guarini chapel of the cathedral where it has been kept since the 16th century.

While the opportunity of praying before the Holy Shroud exposed is being offered to young people as a priority, in the context of the Synod on young people in October of 2018, adults will not be excluded: “the only condition will be participation in the youth pilgrimage” organized by Piedmont and Aosta Valley from August 9 to 12, 2018, explains the president of the diocesan Commission for the Holy Shroud, Don Roberto Gottardo.

After the veneration of the Shroud, the pilgrimage will go to Rome on the night of August 10 to 11, where the participants will be received by the Holy Father, who will celebrate Mass for them and for all the young people of Italy the next morning.

No official public ostentation of the Holy Shroud is programmed until the Holy Year 2025.