In this small volume, containing photographic illustrations, Group Captain G. L. Cheshire, whose heroism and religious...

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PILGRIMAGE TO THE SHROUD

In this small volume, containing photographic illustrations, Group Captain G. L. Cheshire, whose heroism and religious dedication is known to many Catholics in England and America, tells the poignant story of the pilgrimage in 1955 of a ten year old English girl suffering from osteomylitis. It was he who made the arrangements and accompanied her on her pilgrimage to the Holy Shroud of Turin. The pilgrimage entailed travelling first to Lisbon to obtain the permission of the former king of Italy and then contacting personally the Cardinal of Turin, into whose custody the king had committed the Shroud. The Shroud, long believed to be that in which Christ's body was buried, is exhibited only two or three times each century, but permission to have it applied as a relic to the young girl was readily granted. A miracle, hoped for and prayed for with resignation to the will of God, did not and perhaps will not take place, but the girl ""received that peace that the world cannot give-- peace in the midst of suffering and disappointment"". A foreword to the book, composed by the Archbishop of Birmingham, introduces the story, makes pertinent remarks about the theology of the miraculous and gives the reader some notion of the significance and history of the Shroud, which photography has shown to have stains on it equivalent to a photographic negative of the front and back view of a human body bearing all the signs of having died by crucifixion. The story is told in a moving, inspiring and interesting way.

Pub Date: March 4, 1957

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Publisher: McGraw-Hill

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 1, 1957