About the Museum of the Holy Shroud at the Cathedral of St. John Berchmans:
For more than 50 years Richard Orareo had been collecting artifacts that have to do with the Shroud of Turin: artworks, books, manuscripts, photographs, engravings, embroideries, statues, oil paintings, stamps, coins and medals. He was looking to find a permanent home for them, and after watching a TV program he decided to contact the Cathedral here in Shreveport.
Arrangements were made to create the museum here at St. John Berchmans and the temporary museum was officially opened on May 4, 2019 (the Feast of the Holy Shroud). It is home to the third-largest collection of Shroud artifacts and artwork known to exist.
The library collection consists of more than 1,000 titles of books, periodicals, journals, documents, etc. The oldest book in the collection dates to 1581.
The museum is in a temporary location next to the Cathedral until the new museum is built. This collection will remain on display until July 28, 2019.
Private tours for groups of 10 or more are also available by contacting the curator of the collection: [email protected]
Finding the Museum of the Shroud in Shreveport:
For now, the museum is located next door to the Cathedral of St. John Berchmans until a more permanent location is built.
Finding the Cathedral of St. John Berchmans in Shreveport:
Address: 939 Jordan Street, Shreveport, LA 71101
Tel: +1 318-221-5296 Fax: +1 318-221-8076
email: [email protected]
Click here for the official website of the Cathedral of saint John Berchmans in Shreveport, Louisiana