As you scroll down through the page, you can review the items that were added this year in chronological order.
It is with deep sadness that I must report the death of our dear friend Dame Isabel Piczek, in Los Angeles on September 29, 2016.
By profession, Isabel was a world renowned monumental sacred artist whose stained glass windows, huge murals and mosaics grace countless monasteries, churches, convents and schools.
It also brings you four more issues of Rex Morgan's Shroud News, along with many new books, articles and papers, links to new videos and much more. Here is the Update Table of Contents: As much as I love the work I do as editor of this website and as President of STERA, Inc., one of the most difficult (and uncomfortable) responsibilities I have is raising funds each year in the form of contributions to support the website and our other long term projects.
Frankly, with the large number of visitors we have each year, we could generate substantial revenue by allowing advertising on the site, but we have never allowed ads in our 21 year history and will never allow them as long as I am here!
Sadly, we also mark the passing of two legendary Shroud scholars, Dame Isabel Piczek and Professor Gino Zaninotto.
This update also brings us news of (and a closer look at) the first ever Shroud exhibition in Seoul, South Korea.With the holidays fast approaching, you might want to look at some of the items we make available, including a miniature Shroud replica on cotton canvas, a set of high quality lithographic prints, several different Shroud transparencies in backlit Photo Glow frames and a number of DVD's.Any of them would make great gifts for your favorite Shroudie! Of course, we have also made it very easy to safely make a tax deductible contribution online using Pay Pal or your credit or debit card via our Secure Contribution Form (or by clicking on the graphic at left or at the top of this article).Since the founding of STERA, Inc., I have dedicated myself full time to this work, and trust me, producing and operating a non-profit organization by yourself is definitely a full time job!Yet, as president of a formal non-profit organization, I am also obligated to solicit contributions from our viewers and subscribers, just like every other non-profit in the world.Of course, unlike most other non-profits, we only have one fundraising effort each year and prefer not to bombard you with continuous requests for contributions (which I am sure you appreciate).