Incorrupt Saints
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Most of these bodies are covered in wax, even St. Bernadette has a light coating of wax. Padre Pio is wearing a silicone mask. "Incorrupt" means that the body is intact after the normal period for decomposition. It doesn't mean they look like they're "sleeping." There might be signs of decomposition.

Like lee said, all over Europe are wax figures of the saints with their bones inside. They are not incorrupt. Some are statues that act as reliquaries with the bones inside.


Here's St. Virginia Centurione Bracelli. She looks mummified, but her body is intact.

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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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