View Full Version : Recently, story of Sister in Glass Casket
10-15-2001, 05:53 PM
I'm new here, altho a tremendous fan! I have a question about a recently aired story where there was a woman of the clergy who is in a glass casket, whose body has not deteriorated; this perhaps due to her devotion.
Could someone tell me the name of that woman?
11-12-2001, 02:27 PM
There are a numer of people considered Saints by the catholic church that this has happened to...their bodies don't deteritorate as they should after death...I'm not sure which one you are referring to...you can go to a lot of catholic online sites and find them...right offhand...I believe St. Bernadette is the women to whom Mary appeared to at Lourdes..they dug her up after a number of yrs and found that although she had not been preserved in any way-her body was still as it had been when they buried her.She is on display at Lourdes, France.There are pics of her on the net.I also think St. Catherine is another one to whom Mary appeared(in the story of the miraculous medal)and her body was found to be the same way.Hope this helps.
01-17-2005, 04:54 AM
My bet is on Bernadette because they run a segment fairly often describing some of the healings at the Lourdes Spring. A picture of Bernadette in her coffin is, I believe, part of that segment.
It could also be St. Catherine Laboure and there are several others.
No one knows why incorruption happens. Two of the little visionaries at Fatima died very young as they predicted they would -- one was dug up and found whole and even smelling sweet, the other was nothing but bones as normal. Both were extremely, even excessively devout, and other deeply devout saints have not escaped decomposition. So it must be some factor we don't know about.
01-17-2005, 07:02 PM
There are some (lot's) of great, interesting and reliable websites out there on this subject. I got hooked on these preserved saints awhile back. I think its absolutely fascinating.
02-03-2005, 07:36 AM
Well then you are just going to love what I found tonight:
It's all in Espanol but the pictures are awesome -- you can run that stuff through a translator if you want to know what they're saying. I have no idea who some of these guys are. Others like St. Vincent de Paul, St. John Newman and St. John Vianney (the "Cure d'Ars", famous for his compassionate skill as a confessor, very important in those days before psychotherapy!) are fairly well known.
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