Along with 20,000 Catholic college students and 282 exhibitors, the National Shroud of Turin Exhibit (NSTE) also had a booth at the SEEK24 FOCUS (Fellowship of Catholic Univ. Students) convention in St. Louis, MO from January 1-5. At our booth pictured below from L to R, were our two volunteers, Sheila Stevens and Julie Medearis. On behalf of the NSTE team I can't thank Sheila and Julie enough for all their long hours and dedication to our successful SEEK experience. We could not have done this without you both.
Pictured below are Myra Kahn Adams - NSTE Exec. Director and Fr. Andrew Dalton, an esteemed member of our NSTE team. Our booth had so much interest that we ran out of Shroud posters and distributed nearly 1000 Shroud cards with the QR code to our website.
The highlight of NSTE's time at SEEK was Tuesday, Jan. 2, when Fr. Dalton gave a Shroud presentation in a large room that needed to be three times larger. There was not an unoccupied inch of floor space and we were shocked that the fire marshall did not shut us down. After Fr. Dalton's talk, he could not walk two steps in the massive convention hall without being stopped by adoring fans. The power of the Shroud at work!
Below: Myra, far left, introduced Fr. Dalton. Julie Medearis took the photo from the side door because she could not get in the room!
Below from left to right are Joel Stepanek, Myra Adams and Fr. Andrew Dalton. Joel is Vice President of Programming and Administration for the National Eucharistic Congress (NEC) scheduled July 17-21 in Indianapolis IN. There, the National Shroud of Turin Exhibit will have a Shroud exhibit and host a speaker's program at this inspirational national event where over 80,000 Catholics and many VIPs are expected to attend. Two of our NSTE team, Nora Creech and Dr. Cheryl White, are working closely with Joel Stepanek to arrange our Shroud exhibit and program. Many thanks to Cheryl and Nora for their time and effort helping to plan for the NEC.
Special thanks to Nora Creech who initiated the NSTE booth at SEEK and arranged for Fr. Dalton to speak. Extra thanks to Ralph Voss, whose generous financial support made our SEEK participation possible. Again, I want to acknowledge Julie Medearis, Sheila Stevens, Fr. Dalton, Nora Creech and our donor Ralph Voss. Bless you all for your SEEK participation, helping to educate thousands of college students about the Shroud. Seeds were planted and only God knows how they will grow.
The National Shroud of Turin Exhibit's next event is February 8 at the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast in Washington, D.C. We will have an information booth (2023's booth shown below) a breakfast table, and host a press conference following the Breakfast. Stay tuned, for we plan to announce some big Shroud news that will generate national and international attention. We pray that 2024 will be our breakthrough year and that the Lord will bring us donors to build a permanent Shroud of Turin exhibit in Washington, D.C. at Union Station. For more information about all of the above, contact: [email protected] and also to request a copy of NSTE's Business Plan.
Shown above at the 2023 National Catholic Prayer Breakfast are members of the National Shroud of Turin Exhibit - Executive Team. From left to right: Lisa Rowan, Nora Creech, Myra Kahn Adams, and Dr. Cheryl White.
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