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PRESENTATIONS / EXHIBITS

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The Faith Based Communications (FBC) Apostolate was established to provide presentations/exhibits without charge to church groups, schools, religious communities, Theology on Tap, and Eucharistic Congresses on subjects related to Christian Faith anywhere in the United States or Canada.  FBC is currently making presentations on the Shroud of Turin, Eucharistic Miracles, as well as Life after Life.  We have been authorized by the Real Presence Eucharistic Education and Adoration Association to exhibit the Vatican's International Exhibition of Eucharistic Miracles of the World. 

There is NO speaker fee/honorarium, NOR any request for reimbursement for travel, lodging, or meals associated with any presentations.  We do NOT take up a good will offering and we don't sell anything for profit.  FBC is a 501 (c) (3) tax exempt foundation.

COVID-19 PANDEMIC Accommodations: We encourage hosting multiple presentations in the interest of reducing the audience size at each presentation and thus permitting the implementation of appropriate social distancing guidelines.

Shroud of Turin ImageShroud of Turin

FBC's Shroud of Turin Presentation is entitled, "Sacred Cloths of the Passion" and deals with the Shroud of Turin, the Sudarium of Oviedo and the Tunic of Argenteuil. The presentation takes audiences through the history of each cloth, the scientific analyses that have been done, current data that refutes the C-14 dating of the Shroud, analogies between the Man of the Shroud and Jesus through scripture, etc.  The inability to explain the mechanism by which the image on the Shroud was created is also explored, along with the unique photo-negative and 3D characteristics of the image.  Finally, the links among these three cloths having been in contact with the same crucified person, and its implications are examined.  Exhibit materials include full size Shroud images (both positive and negative), relics of the True Cross, Holy Shroud, St. Jude Thaddeus the Apostle and St. Longinus, interactive operational VP-8 Image Analyzer, as well as crown of thorns, crucifixion nails, flagrum (whip), 1st century Roman lance, 1/3 size corpus and Shroud for interactively exploring the relative position of body features, images and blood between the body and Shroud, biblical coins, Roman dice, etc. 80-90 minutes + questions.

A Passion Exhibit includes the items identified above, supplemented by display panels arranged by Holy Thursday (Last Supper and Agony in the Garden), Good Friday (Passion), and Easter Sunday (Resurrection).  The display panels include Scriptural references, history of the relics, and the results of scientific studies.  

A Stations of the Cross in the Light of the Sacred Cloths of the Passion presentation is especially appropriate during Lent.  It is accompanied by Exhibit items as described above.  This brief overview integrated into a traditional Stations of the Cross is usually done as a supplement to the Sacred Cloths of the Passion presentation in order to wet people's appetite to learn more and attend the full presentation.




Eucharistic Miracle at LancianoEucharistic Miracles

Eucharistic Miracles Presentation

The Eucharistic Miracles presentation takes audiences through the scriptural basis of the Real Presence, and presents examples of various manifestations typically experienced during a Eucharistic Miracle.  Scientific data associated with the study of a few of the miracles is also presented.   The presentation includes modern Eucharistic Miracles to assure the audience that this is an ongoing phenomenon.  Emphasis is placed on the fact that the Real Presence is there at every consecration regardless of any physical manifestations and to encourage participation in Eucharistic Adoration.  55 minutes + questions.

Vatican's International Exhibition of Eucharistic Miracles of the World

We have selected for exhibition approximately half of the 137 Eucharistic miracles (152 panels) approved by the Church.  The Vatican Exhibit is ordinarily made in conjunction with the presentation described below.  We have printed copies of the exhibit in Spanish that are available in binders for attendees that are more comfortable reading Spanish than English.





The LightLife after Life

Life after Life Presentation

This presentation takes attendees through reports of Near-Death Experiences (NDE) spanning thousands of years, and decades of scientific research prompted by medical personnel hearing consistent patient reports of what was experienced during clinical death.  The fear of death is completely lost because now it is known what lies on the other side.  We explore the various 'features' of an NDE and how we know NDEs are real due to 1) verifiable information revealed to the NDE experiencer for which there can be no logical alternative explanation, 2) visual experiences of the blind, 3) Shared-Death Experiences (SDE) that can't be dismissed as caused by the dying brain, lack of oxygen, etc. and 4) dramatic changes for the better in the lives of NDE experiencers.  Scientific study of the NDE has resulted in the revelation that 'consciousness' is something that exists independent of the human brain, which confirms the existence of our supernatural souls.  We discover that these experiences are not reserved for the Mystics.  The most memorable aspect of an NDE is the encounter with The Light and the overwhelming experience of joy, peace, love and comfort it conveys.  We are left with the unquestionable message that we must love each other fully and unconditionally in order to fulfill our mission here on earth.   NDE experiencers no longer 'believe' there is a God; they 'know' He exists, having met Him in The Light.   The presentation is consistent with traditional Church teaching, supported by scientific studies.  75 minutes + questions.

Exhibition of Near-Death Experiences

This exhibition provides brief summaries of the reported experiences of persons who have had Near-Death Experiences (NDE) and Shared-Death Experiences (SDE).  They include the reports of adults, children, blind, medical personnel, NDE researchers, etc.  Also included are reports of saints who raised the dead, and visions of hell and purgatory as reported by well known saints.  These reports are supplemented by facts and statistics resulting from 45 years of exhaustive scientifically based research of NDE experiences, including peer reviewed publications in the highly respected JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association) and its British equivalent LANCET.



Espa˝ol- Accommodations for Hispanic Communities

Presentations can be made in various ways to make them more accessible to parishioners that are more familiar with Spanish than English. 
Option 1: Present with dual screens.   One screen has graphics related to what is being discussed.  The other screen has a Spanish translation of the key points being presented in English.  This is best for mixed audiences.  This is also best for Hispanic attendees that have a good grasp of spoken English, but prefer to read in Spanish.
Option 2: Bilingual presentation with an interpreter.  Disadvantage: presentations are much longer.
Option 3: We can prepare a bilingual parishioner to make the actual presentation using our materials, which includes both slides and notes in Spanish.  This is the best alternative for predominantly Hispanic audiences, and especially for those who don't have a good grasp of spoken English.

Franšais - Accomodations for  French  speaking communities -  Similar to  that shown above for  Spanish communities.

SCHEDULE

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2022


2/24/22  - 2/25/22
FL
Naples
St. Agnes Catholic Church (Sacred Cloths of the Passion)
2/25/22
FL
Naples
St. Agnes Catholic Church (Life after Life)
2/26/22 - 2/27/22
FL
Naples
St. Agnes Catholic Church (Eucharistic Miracles)
3/2/22FLHialeahSt. Benedict Catholic Church (Sacred Cloths of the Passion)
3/7/22 - 3/8/22FLCoral GablesSt. Theresa School (Eucharistic Miracles)
3/9/22 - 3/10/12FLCoral GablesChurch of the Little Flower (Sacred Cloths of the Passion)
3/11/22FLAve MariaAve Maria University (Eucharistic Miracles)
3/13/22FLFt. LauderdaleHeart of Jesus Catholic Church Maronite Rite (Eucharistic Miracles)
3/23/22CALa MesaSt. Martin of Tours Academy (Eucharistic Miracles)
3/23/22CALa MesaSt. Martin of Tours Catholic Church (Sacred Cloths of the Passion)
3/24/22CALa MesaSt. Martin of Tours Catholic Church (Life after Life)
3/25/22 - 3/27/22CALa MesaSt. Martin of Tours (Eucharistic Miracles)
3/27/22CALa MesaSt. Martin of Tours Youth Group (Eucharistic Miracles)
3/29/22 - 3/30/22CASan MarcosSt. Mark's Catholic Church (Eucharistic Miracles)
4/1/22CACoronadoSacred Heart Parish School (Eucharistic Miracles)
4/2/22 - 4/3/22CACoronadoSacred Heart Catholic Church (Eucharistic Miracles)
4/9/22ILSomonaukSt. John the Baptist (Sacred Cloths of the Passion)
4/9/22ILSomonaukSt. John the Baptist  (Life after Life)
4/9/22 - 4/10/22ILSomonaukSt. John the Baptist (Eucharistic Miracles)
4/10/22ILSomonaukSt. John the Baptist Religious Education Students (Eucharistic Miracles)
4/11/22WIKaukaunaSt. Ignatius Chesterton Academy (Eucharistic Miracles)
4/11/22
WI
Appleton
CIA: Investigate Your Faith - Fine Arts Theatre - Xavier HS (Eucharistic Miracles)
4/12/22WIKaukaunaSt. Ignatius Chesterton Academy (Sacred Cloths of the Passion)
4/12/22WIKaukaunaSt. Ignatius Catholic School (Shroud of Turin)
4/12/22
WI
Appleton
CIA: Investigate Your Faith - FineArts Theatre - Xavier HS (Sacred Cloths of the Passion)
4/13/22WIMilwaukeePatchwork Heart Ministry - Documentary Filming (Shroud of Turin)
4/29/22
AZ
Chandler
St. Andrew the Apostle (Life after Life)
4/30/22 - 5/1/22
AZ
Chandler
St. Andrew the Apostle (Eucharistic Miracles)
5/2/22 - 5/3/22
AZ
Chandler
St. Andrew the Apostle - Parish (Sacred Cloths of the Passion)
5/3/22
AZ
Chandler
St. Andrew the Apostle - Religious Education (Eucharistic Miracles)
5/13/22FLAve MariaMarian Eucharistic Conference (Eucharistic Miracles)
5/15/22FLAve MariaMarian Eucharistic Conference (Shroud of Turin)
6/4/22MOSt. CharlesSt. Cletus Parish (Sacred Cloths of the Passion)
6/4/22MOSt. CharlesSt. Cletus Parish (Life after Life)
6/4/22MOWarrentonHoly Rosary Catholic Church (Life after Life)
6/5/22MOWarrentonHoly Rosary Catholic Church (Eucharistic Miracles)
6/6/22KSOverland ParkQueen of the Holy Rosary (Eucharistic Miracles)
6/7/22KSOverland ParkQueen of the Holy Rosary (Sacred Cloths of the Passion)
6/15/22 - 6/16/22CAAlhambraSt. Therese Church (Life after Life)
6/16/22 - 6/17/22CAAlhambraSt. Therese Church (Sacred Cloths of the Passion)
6/17/22CAAlhambraSt. Therese - Youth Group (Eucharistic Miracles)
6/18/22 - 6/19/22CAAlhambraSt. Therese Church (Eucharistic Miracles)
6/20/22 - 6/21/22CAPomonaSt. Madeleine (Eucharistic Miracles)
6/21/22 - 6/22/22CAPomonaSt. Madeleine (Sacred Cloths of the Passion)
6/21/22 CAPomonaSt. Madeleine (Life after Life)
6/23/22CAAlhambraCarmel of St. Teresa - Carmelite Monastery
6/24/22CAHermosa BeachTheology on Tap (Life after Life)
6/25/22CAHermosa BeachOur Lady of Guadalupe (Life after Life)
6/25/22 CAHermosa BeachOur Lady of Guadalupe (Sacred Cloths of the Passion)
6/25/22 - 6/26/22CAHermosa BeachOur Lady of Guadalupe (Eucharistic Miracles)
6/28/22CABig BearSt. Joseph Catholic Church (Eucharistic Miracles)
6/29/22CABig BearSt. Joesph Catholic Church (Life after Life)
6/29/22CABig BearSt. Joseph Catholic Church (Sacred Cloths of the Passion)
9/2/22 - 9/3/22CACoronaCorpus Christi (Sacred Cloths of the Passion)
9/3/22 - 9/4/22CACoronaCorpus Christi (Eucharistic Miracles)
9/5/22CASan PedroHoly Trinity (Eucharistic Miracles)
9/6/22CASan PedroHoly Trinity (Sacred Cloths of the Passion)
9/7/22CASan PedroHoly Trinity (Life after Life)
9/9/22CAVictorvilleSt. Joan of Arc (Eucharistic Miracles)
9/10/22CAVictorvilleSt. Joan of Arc (Life after Life)
9/11/22CAVictorvilleSt. Joan of Arc (Sacred Cloths of the Passion)
9/12/22 - 9/14/22CATemple CitySt. Luke the Evangelist (TBD)
9/16/22 - 9/19/22CACoronaSt. Mary Magdalene (Eucharistic Miracles)
9/16//22 - 9/19/22CACoronaSt. Mary Magdalene (Sacred Cloths of the Passion)
9/21/22CAHoltvilleSt. Joseph Church (Eucharistic Miracles)
9/22/22CAEl CentroSt. Mary Parish  (Eucharistic Miracles)
9/23/22CAHeberSacred Heart Mission (Eucharistic Miracles)
9/24/22 - 9/25/22CAHawaiian GardensSt. Peter Claver Parish (Eucharistic Miracles)
10/1/22 - 10/2/22CALomitaSt. Margaret Mary Alacoque (Eucharistic Miracles)
10/2/22CALomitaSt. Margaret Mary Alacoque (Life after Life)
10/3/33CALomitaSt. Margaret Mary School (Eucharistic Miracles)
TBDCanada, QCSainte MargueriteSte. Marguerite du lac Masson (Sacred Cloths of the Passion)
TBDCanada, QCSaint JeromeSt. Jerome Cathedral (Sacred Cloths of the Passion)
TBDCanada, QCSaint-SauveurEglise Saint Sauveur (Sacred Cloths of the Passion)
TBDCanada, QCSainte AdeleSt. Adele (Sacred Cloths of the Passion)
TBDCanada, QCMontrealSt. Thomas a Becket (TBD)