Dr. Gilbert Lavoie

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Dr. Gilbert R. Lavoie is a medical doctor, a specialist in internal medicine, occupational medicine, and public health. He has also pursued a forensic and scriptural study of the Shroud of Turin for over 40 years. He has published books, a video and articles all related to scriptural and medical forensic studies of the blood marks and image of the man of the shroud. Dr. Lavoie along with his colleague, Tom D’Muhala, digitized and organized some of the finest photographs of the Shroud of Turin done by Vernon Miller who was the official scientific photographer of the 1978 Shroud of Turin Research Project. The Vernon Miller photo collection is now available worldwide on the internet at www.shroudphotos.com. In the last several years Dr. Lavoie worked with the internationally known sculptor, Pablo Eduardo. Eduardo recently completed a bronze sculpture that is a three-dimensional replica of the image of the man of the Shroud of Turin. This was done in exquisite detail paying much attention to the anatomy of the figure and reveals a whole new way of understanding the shroud image. The sculpture called, The Sign, resides at Ave Maria University. The Sign accompanies Dr. Lavoie’s new book, The Shroud of Jesus And the Sign John Ingeniously Concealed, published by Sophia Institute Press, 2023. The book has been endorsed by Scott Hahn, Mike Aquilina, Rev. Francis Hoffman, the CEO of Relevant Radio, and others.

The Shroud of Jesus: The Discovery of the Image of an Upright Man