Religion & Beliefs

Nevermind the Ark…Hitler Wanted the Jesus Blanket!

You know that cloth that people claim was the cloth they buried Jesus in?  Hitler reaaaaaally wanted that: The shroud was transferred for its safety to the Benedictine sanctuary of Montevergine in Avellino, in the southern Campania region of Italy … Read More

By / April 9, 2010

You know that cloth that people claim was the cloth they buried Jesus in?  Hitler reaaaaaally wanted that:

The shroud was transferred for its safety to the Benedictine sanctuary of Montevergine in Avellino, in the southern Campania region of Italy in 1939 and was only transferred to Turin in 1946.  The current director of the library at the abbey, Father Andrea Cardin, said the reason behind the move was because Hitler was "obsessed" with the sacred relic. Both the Vatican and the Italian royal family, the Savoys, who were the guardians and owners of the shroud, feared that the German leader, who had an interest in the esoteric, might try to steal the linen cloth.

Could you imagine if this would have been the plot to Raiders of the Lost Ark?  Indy fighting off Nazis and snakes to find the Jesus shmata.  How cool would that have been? The correct answer: "not cool at all."