Incorrupt bodies of the saints
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(07-30-2011, 01:24 PM)LausTibiChriste Wrote: Ive seen St Bernadette in Nevers...she truely did look as beautiful and saintly as she does in the pictures

She is beautiful and looks sweet-tempered.  I'm pretty sure that her face is covered by a wax mask, though.  I think she's the one I read about whose face was OK until the sisters washed it after the most recent exhumation, which was a long time ago.  The washing was a big mistake, they had to make a mask.

As Walty and Vetus Ordo are discussing, many of the "incorruptibles" have wax facial masks.  It's still interesting that their bodies are largely whole rather than being skeletal remains. 

I believe St. Catherine Laboure is another who looked fine until the sisters washed her face.  She could use a wax mask now, judging from the photos I've seen.

I guess St. Padre Pio is considered an incorruptible but there was enough decay to his face that they made a wax mask to cover it.  His hands are natural, I think.



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Re: Incorrupt bodies of the saints - by Magdalene - 07-30-2011, 01:38 PM
Re: Incorrupt bodies of the saints - by salus - 07-30-2011, 05:01 PM
Re: Incorrupt bodies of the saints - by Walty - 07-30-2011, 07:36 PM
Re: Incorrupt bodies of the saints - by Walty - 07-30-2011, 07:39 PM
Re: Incorrupt bodies of the saints - by Walty - 07-30-2011, 07:42 PM
Re: Incorrupt bodies of the saints - by Revixit - 07-31-2011, 07:46 AM
Re: Incorrupt bodies of the saints - by Resurrexi - 07-31-2011, 08:04 AM
Re: Incorrupt bodies of the saints - by Oldavid - 07-31-2011, 08:38 AM
Re: Incorrupt bodies of the saints - by Iolanthe - 07-31-2011, 12:12 PM
Re: Incorrupt bodies of the saints - by Walty - 07-31-2011, 02:15 PM



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