PRESENTATIONS / EXHIBITS
[See Schedule Below]
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.
Accommodations: We encourage hosting multiple presentations in
interest of reducing the audience size at each presentation and thus
permitting the implementation of appropriate social distancing
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
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
Eucharistic Miracles Presentation
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.
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.
Accomodations for French speaking communities -
Similar to that shown above for Spanish communities.