Physicist Eric Jumper, then of the Air Force Academy, was the co-founder of the STURP team. Jose Cottino was titled the "Keeper of the Shroud" and held one of the three keys to its reliquary. Adam Otterbein was President of the Holy Shroud Guild that acted as our liason with Turin and King Umberto.Physicist John Jackson, also from the Air Force Academy, was the co-founder of the STURP team.Ken Stevenson, another member from the Air Force Academy, was the Public Affairs Coordinator for the STURP team. Gonella is holding, which is a now rare copy of the original STURP Test Plan that was only issued to each team member and certain Turin officials.It was based on this plan that King Umberto authorized our historic 1978 examination of the Shroud.As I mentioned in our last update, this year marks the 40th anniversary of the first ever in-depth scientific examination of the Shroud of Turin by the Shroud of Turin Research Project (STURP) on October 8-13, 1978.In commemoration of that historic event, we will be celebrating the anniversary year with some special materials in each of our regular updates and culminating with a Special STURP Update on October 8, 2018, 40 years to the day that we began our examination of the Shroud in 1978.Our major computer crash in January was immediately followed by the busiest travel and lecture schedule I have had in years.
I think you will find it enlightening as it clearly demonstrates the thoroughness and care that STURP exhibited in planning their research.
The reappropriation of cultural heritage and natural beauties of our land requires a different way of approaching the reality that surrounds us, a way that pilgrimage on foot allows and propitiates.
"The hope is that the paths of next summer can help our young people" descend to Capernaum "(Jn 2.12), in the daily life of a renewed life." The second link the CIS provided is to another Italian language website specifically about the Pilgrimage titled, L'Amore lascia il Segno (Love Leaves the Sign).
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