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 Shroud of Turin Website Library

Welcome to the Shroud of Turin Website Library page. It is your expanded guide to the in depth content available on this website and also serves as a partial site map . Each Library "Gateway Page" listed below covers a specific area of Shroud information. A description of what is on each page is provided below, along with a direct link to the page itself. Many Gateway Pages include secondary links to articles, images and other websites. Most of these important secondary links are also included below, so you can bypass the Gateway Page if you wish and go to the item of your choice directly from the Website Library. As the content of this site grows, this should make finding specific information much simpler. Please note that some pages are not listed here and are only available via the Main Menu.

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A Navigator to the Library Gateway Pages

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Shroud of Turin Education & Research Association, Inc. (STERA, Inc.) (En Español)

This page provides an overview and serves as an introduction to STERA, Inc. and explains its goals and intentions. Just click on the page title above to find secondary links to STERA's Mission Statement, Board of Directors, instructions for Mailing Tax Deductible Contributions and a link to the Secure Online Contribution Form where you can safely make your tax deductible contribution online using a debit or credit card.

The 1978 Scientific Examination

This page presents an overview of the first ever in-depth scientific examination of the Shroud of Turin by an international group of researchers in 1978. Go to the Gateway Page to read about the Shroud of Turin Research Project (STURP), the American group that performed many of the tests and to view 12 photographs taken during the 5 days and nights of the event. The secondary links included below are to important additional information and photographs.

The 1997 Fire

This page describes the April 12, 1997 fire that damaged the Guarini Chapel, the Turin Cathedral and the Royal Palace and seriously threatened the Shroud. Included are 22 photographs illustrations and video of the dramatic rescue of the Shroud by Turin firefighter Mario Trematore.

The ASSIST Newsletter

Paul Maloney contacted me early in 2018 about archiving the ASSIST Newsletter here on For those who are not familiar with Paul or the ASSIST organization, it is formally known as the Association of Scientists and Scholars International for the Shroud of Turin, Ltd. and Paul is its founder and General Projects Director. The organization is actually a consortium of groups and individuals dedicated to the scientific research of the Shroud. In fact, ASSIST was the first organization to acquire the important Max Frei Collection. Paul himself is an archaeologist who has dedicated himself to the study of the Shroud for more than 40 years and whose many contributions are highly respected around the world. [Editor's Note: Try typing "Maloney" into the Website Search Engine on and you will get more than 160 results]!

As for the Newsletter itself, sadly, for a number of reasons only three issues were ever published. Paul has graciously allowed us to reprint them here and make them available to everyone. I think you will agree that it is a shame more issues weren't published.

British Society for the Turin Shroud

This page provides a Table of Contents to the British Society for the Turin Shroud Newsletter and includes links to the full text of every issue. You will also find other BSTS information including more about the Society itself. Click on the page title above for direct links to each issue and every article.

CMS SINDONE Boletin (en español)

This page provides access to the archive of the Spanish language CMS SINDONE Boletin, published by the Centro Mexicano de Sindonologia. In addition to access to the issues, you will also find other information about the CMS itself. This marks the first Spanish language journal archived on When complete, the archive will include links to all 80 printed issues. Click on the title above to access the archive page.

Collegamento pro Sindone

Now includes an archive of the original Italian language printed issues from 1985 to 2000 along with English translations of select articles. You can also find out more about the Collegamento pro Sindone organization and the individuals who produce this publication. The page also includes links to the Collegamento pro Sindone Website. Secondary links are provided below.

Comments on the 2002 Restoration of the Shroud

On June 20 - July 22, 2002, a small group of textile experts, headed by Mechtild Fleury-Lemberg of Switzerland, performed a dramatic and radical "restoration" of the Shroud under the auspices of the Archbishop of Turin and his advisors at the Turin Center for Shroud Studies, and with the full permission of the Vatican. They perform this restoration in secret, without consulting any of the world's Shroud experts (including most of their own advisors) that could have contributed important scientific guidance to ensure that no valuable scientific or historical data was lost or damaged during the restoration. Made public in September 2002, the "restoration" sets off a firestorm of controversy, criticism, debate and recrimination that ultimately engulfs, polarizes and divides the Shroud research community. On this page, fourteen noted Shroud experts express their own opinions of the restoration.

Countries That Have Visited This Website

This page includes a list of countries representing all of the viewers who have visited this website.

Religion and Philosophy

This Gateway Page includes articles that deal with the religious and philosophical issues raised by the Shroud of Turin. It provides a brief description of each article and some background on its author. On the page itself, the papers and articles are listed alphabetically, by TITLE. Secondary links below take you directly to each specific article, bypassing the Gateway Page. They are listed here alphabetically, by AUTHOR.

Scientific Papers & Articles

This Gateway Page provides a brief description of each scientific paper or article and some background on its author where available. On the page itself, the papers and articles are listed alphabetically, by TITLE. Secondary links below take you directly to each specific paper or article, bypassing the Gateway Page. They are listed here alphabetically, by AUTHOR.

Shroud Booklist

This regularly updated page includes a list of over 1200 books about the Shroud of Turin written in many different languages and listed alphabetically, by author. Click on the page title above to search the list. Also included is a link to a free, downloadable zipped version of the entire list in four different formats.

Shroud Books Online

This page includes brief synopses and direct links to some of the many books about the Shroud of Turin that are currently available online.

Shroud Centers & Organizations

This page provides a listing of Shroud Centers and organizations, worldwide, by country. Included are centers from the United States, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, England, France, Italy, Mexico and Spain. Click on the page title above.

Shroud Conferences & Symposia

This page provides an overview of many Conferences and Symposia on the Shroud of Turin. A secondary link is provided to each specific conference page where you will find a detailed program listing the names and papers of all of the speakers. Links to many conference websites, papers and presentations are also included where available.

Includes a complete listing of presenters and the title of each presentation (In Italian and English)

Shroud Conservation & Preservation

This page focuses on the future efforts of science to preserve the Shroud of Turin and its unique image. It includes the Official press release of the Archbishop of Turin discussing Shroud conservation and preservation and introducing two important scientific advisers. Also provided are several other related articles and secondary links to more Shroud conservation materials on the website.

Shroud History

This page provides a chronological listing of important dates in Shroud history. Each entry includes a brief description of the event and the significance it has in the history of the Shroud. Click on the page title above. There are no secondary links on this page.

Shroud News

From September 1980 until December 2001, Australian education pioneer, writer and broadcaster Rex Morgan published 118 issues of Shroud News, a publication initially intended to spread the word of the Shroud in Australia, but which included many important papers and articles and ultimately reached worldwide distribution, making Rex one of the best known names in the Shroud world. Rex toured an extensive Shroud photographic exhibition throughout Australia and New Zealand and to Hong Kong and Macau in the 1980's. He also conducted his own research and became a familiar face and an important voice at every major Shroud conference around the world. So we are very proud that Rex has graciously allowed us to archive the entire collection of Shroud News here on!

Shroud Spectrum International

Shroud Spectrum International was the first and only peer reviewed journal dedicated solely to the study of the Shroud of Turin. Published by Dorothy Crispino and her Indiana Center for Shroud Studies from 1981 to 1993, the articles were by European and American authors of international repute, all experts in various fields of sindonic research. In 2012, Dorothy graciously granted STERA, Inc. permission to bring this important journal to the internet and the first four issues (# 1 through # 4) went online in January 2013. A navigator is provided that allows you to select and view every issue in the Index by Issue number. We will continue to add issues in each future update until the entire collection of 42 issues is archived on this website. Secondary links are included below to several Spectrum articles that have been previously reprinted on this website.

Shroud of Turin Website Store

Here, you can safely view and purchase photographs, posters and a variety of other Shroud related materials online, directly from STERA, Inc., using a 256 bit encrypted Secure Order Form. The page also includes links to many Shroud materials available from other sources.

Website News Page Archives

Here are links to all the previous Late Breaking Website News pages, which are archived annually. Each article on the page carries the posting date indicating when it was first uploaded. You should find this an interesting look at the history and evolution of this website and Shroud research. Click on the years below to select the appropriate page.

Website News Page Archives: 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996

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