After many years of inspiration, development and much prayer, it is with great joy that we announce the completion of this fragrant devotional oil inspired by the iconic Shroud of Turin.  It is our prayer that the divine aroma of this devotional oil will be a reminder of the hope and promise of eternal life accomplished through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, Savior of the world.




 

 


Rodger and Greer Kenworthy, producers of ABBA Biblical fragrant oils for the past 27 years, have been researching and studying the Shroud of Turin for over 15 years. Their first encounter with this sacred relic occurred in 2005 during a visit to the Garden of Gethsemane in Jerusalem. They were invited by Father Giorgio, caretaker of the Garden, to view a full-length replica of one of the first photographs of the Shroud taken in 1898 by Secondo Pia which was on private display within the Garden compound. It was a profound spiritual experience which God used to stir their hearts with a deep desire to learn more about this ancient linen cloth.


Since that viewing, they have been seeking God’s direction on the possibility of producing a fragrance associated with this awe-inspiring relic. Through in-depth study of first century Jewish burial rites along with the resurrection account as told in the Gospels, the Kenworthys learned that various spices, resins and oils, such as myrrh, nard and aloes, were used to prepare a body for burial. With the leading of the Holy Spirit, they have formulated a fragrance using some of the same spices and oils which would have been on the linen burial cloth of Jesus Christ of Nazareth.

 

Father Andrew Dalton, a Catholic Priest and International Shroud speaker, is an assistant professor at the Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum in Rome, Italy. Fr. Dalton is on the Board of Directors of Othonia, the international organization committed to the promotion and dissemination of knowledge relating to the Turin Shroud. He recently spoke in Houston, TX. on behalf of the future Holy Shroud exhibit opening there in 2023.