Incorrupt Saints
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Quote: ServantofGod
Could you all please explain to me what exactly is meant when a saint is declared incorrupt?

For example, St. Maria Goretti.  Surely her body was covered in wax or something, right?  If her body truly is incorrupt, perhaps it was enhanced or something?

No. A truly incorrupt saint is not enhanced by any artificial means but is the work of God. It is true that you can use artificial means, such as embalming chemicals like formaldehyde but for that reason the Church investigates and makes sure that these methods were not used. If they find out that no method was in fact used then the Church declares them incorrupt.

This is not different than the Church's investigation regarding miracles. In order to make sure that a miracle did in fact happen, then there are lengthy investigations done by scientists and medical experts to make sure that the miracle was legitamite. If no scientist or medical expert can explain the miracle, then it has to be "supernatural" and thus a miracle.

As far as the saints who are declared incorrupt by the Church there are many. Here are a few examples shown in the following video.

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Incorrupt Saints - by ServantofGod - 07-07-2014, 05:52 PM
Re: Incorrupt Saints - by lee_ledbetter - 07-07-2014, 06:37 PM
Re: Incorrupt Saints - by ArturoOrtiz - 07-07-2014, 08:06 PM
Re: Incorrupt Saints - by phattonez - 07-07-2014, 08:37 PM
Re: Incorrupt Saints - by CatholicLife - 07-07-2014, 08:49 PM
Re: Incorrupt Saints - by Jeanannemarie - 07-07-2014, 09:28 PM
Re: Incorrupt Saints - by Oldavid - 07-07-2014, 11:17 PM
Re: Incorrupt Saints - by Oldavid - 07-08-2014, 08:11 AM
Re: Incorrupt Saints - by SCG - 07-08-2014, 09:13 AM
Re: Incorrupt Saints - by lee_ledbetter - 07-08-2014, 06:07 PM
Re: Incorrupt Saints - by lee_ledbetter - 07-08-2014, 06:25 PM
Re: Incorrupt Saints - by Oldavid - 07-09-2014, 06:40 PM



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