St. Leo Abbey: Florida’s Shroud of Turin

St. Leo Abbey: Florida's Shroud of Turin

The 1931 Benedictine Abbey next to the campus of St Leo College in Pasco County contains the 23,500 pound Tennessee marble crucifix modeled by sculptor Frank Aretz after the Shroud of Turin.

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Historian and travel writer M. C. Bob Leonard makes the Sunshine State his home base. Besides serving as content editor for several textbook publishers and as college professor, he moderates the FHIC at www.floridahistory.org
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2 Responses to St. Leo Abbey: Florida’s Shroud of Turin

  1. Gena McCown says:

    Correction: The crucifix was carved by Tom Watson from Tennessee Rose Marble. Frank Aretz completed the whole background panel, including the blue mosaic in 1947.

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