St.Bernadette’s Body 122 years after her death


Regardless of your faith this is amazing! : )

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REGARDLESS  OF  YOUR  FAITH,  THIS IS AMAZING!

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Remember that the sisters of those days were buried in a pine  box and in no way embalmed like today. She died on April 16, 1879 and her body is Incorrupt. She is in the ranks of the Incorruptible Saints in the Catholic Church.

Even though incorruptibility does not confer sainthood upon the subject, it is still appreciated by the church as a supernatural occurrence the laws of nature have been suspended on their behalf for our edification and hope. Her Feast Day is celebrated on February 18

According to documents researched by Andre Ravier,S.J. in the Archives of Saint-Gildard Convent in Nevers; The body when first exhumed in 1909 was recorded to have been a dull white color and the nose was already dilated and shrunken although the hands perfectly preserved and  she was fingering a rosary that was rusted. One…

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3 Responses to St.Bernadette’s Body 122 years after her death

  1. I wish that hadn’t used used wax on her. It’s so hard to know what is natural and what looks better than it really is because of the use of the wax.

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    • Yes, the skin has disappeared in some places, but it is still present on most parts of the body. After a few ribs were removed to be sent to Rome as relics, it was decided that the “blackish color” of her face might be off-putting to pilgrims, and so a “light” wax was applied to the face and hands. The blackish color the result of the body being exposed to air after being sealed in a coffin for years. It was not present on the first exhumation.

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