the file name to download the file)
NOTE: All of the Web browser display versions of the files below are
smaller .gif versions which are intended only to give you some idea of
what the .tif file looks like.
A most excellent image of the
Blessed Virgin Mary. Sometimes called "The Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart
of Mary", also known as "The Virgin of Ollignies", traditionally found on
the cover of the book "The Secret of the Rosary" by St. Louis de Montfort.
Both the book and a fine quality 11" x 14" print of this image (suitable
for framing) are available from TAN Books & Publishers, P.O. Box 424,
Rockford, Illinois 61105 (1-800-437-5876). According to the former, the
picture was discovered shortly after World War I, covered over with some
pornographic abomination. The picture's age and origin are unknown, but
it features some of the best elements of Eastern and Western artistic
tradition. Presented to you automatically in a reduced .gif version due
to your site operator's enthusiasm.
"hfn" stands for "Holy Face Negative" of the Shroud of Turin. The "3"
means it was scanned at 300 dots/inch. The "g256" means it was scanned
in 256 level gray-scale. The file is in the .tif format. It is taken
from an original print of a 1933 negative of the facial part of the Shroud of
Turin. See also file "ss3g256.zip" below.
Color depiction of Michaelangelo's "The Last Judgement" on the ceiling of
the Sistine Chapel.
pacelli.zip (424 K)
This is a color version of file "piusxii.zip" formerly on this
site but deleted due to its inferior quality. The photo is taken from the
cover of the 1957 book "The Pope Speaks" by Michael Chinigo.
Unfortunately, Pius XII's cassock looks like it needs laundering, as
though he just came in after being splattered with dirt raised by shrapnel
during a World War II bombing raid (and he did go out tending to people
during such raids). In reality, however, the picture has been abraded
with the passage of 40 years on the cover of the book. If anyone has the
skills to "clean it up", please email me.
256 level grayscale graphic of Pope Pius X in the .TIF format
taken from the frontispiece of the 1910 Catholic Encyclopedia.
VIEW piusx.gif (54K)
"ss" means (La) "Santa Sindone" ("Holy Shroud"). The "3" that the
graphic was scanned at 300 dots/inch. "g256" that it is in 256 level
gray-scale. The file is in the .tif format and depicts full-length positive
and negative images of the Shroud of Turin, taken from an 8" by 10" print of a
1933 photo. See also file "hfn3g256.zip" above.
VIEW ss3g256.gif (107K)