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  • Saints that are Incorruptible [Ecumenical]

    03/24/2014 8:18:07 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 18 replies
    Mystics of the Church ^ | n/a | Jim Dunning
    When a body is described as being incorrupt it means that it does not decay after death. The same cannot be said of a body that is well preserved or mummified, or has undergone an embalming process. Most such corpses become stiff, but incorruptible saints remain completely flexible, as if they are only sleeping.... There is a whole list of saints, however, whose bodies have been found to be incorrupt. Not all of them were Roman Catholics. The Russian Orthodox Church is well represented by such as St. Alexander of Svir, who was a monk, and by the martyrs of...
  • Being Catholic: Sacred Things, Relics and the Incorruptibles

    06/23/2007 10:48:14 AM PDT · by Salvation · 68 replies · 4,172+ views ^ | n/a | Fisheaters
    Relics and the Incorruptibles Exodus 13:19 "And Moses took Joseph's bones with him: because he had adjured the children of Israel, saying: God shall visit you, carry out my bones from hence with you." 4 Kings 13:20-21 "And Eliseus died, and they buried him. And the rovers from Moab came into the land the same year. And some that were burying a man, saw the rovers, and cast the body into the sepulchre of Eliseus. And when it had touched the bones of Eliseus, the man came to life and stood upon his feet." Matthew 9:20-22 "And behold a woman...
  • Vatican’s secret, and deadly, project to preserve its saints

    03/23/2014 7:49:27 PM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 182 replies
    New York Post ^ | 03/22/2014 | Theresa Potenza
    The Catholic belief of “incorruptibility” holds that if a body does not decay after death, the person is holy. It takes two miracles to become a saint; the Church once allowed a perfect corpse to count as one. Incorruptibility is no longer a miracle, however, perhaps because so many tried to help God along. Oil and herbs were inserted into the muscle cavities of some older popes, for instance. When Pope Pius XII died in 1958, the Vatican used a wrapping technique similar to what was believed to have been applied to Jesus. It failed miserably. Only days after his...