The Italian Bride of Chicago | The Order of the Good Death
One of the hardest parts of running ghost tours is being polite to people that I think are nuts. I regularly receive e-mails from people who expect me to confirm that photographs…
Jacinta Marto was one of the three original visionaries at Fatima, Portugal in 1917. She was born in 1910 and died in 1920. In both 1935 and 1951 her body was exhumed and in each instance her body was found to be incorrupt. The Basilica of Our Lady of Fatima was built on the site where the three children first saw 'a lady brighter than the sun" and Jacinta's tomb has remained there since 1951.
I felt humbled when I saw St. John Bosco's incorruptable body up close in 1996, in Turin, Italy. Founder of the Salesian Society. (b.16 August,1815- d.31 January 1888). Italian Roman Catholic priest of the Latin Church, educator & writer of the 19th century, dedicated his life to the betterment & education of street children, juvenile delinquents & other disadvantaged youth He employed teaching methods based on love rather than punishment, a method known as the Salesian Preventive System…
Religion census uses data gathered from 500,000 people in seven-year period - Catholic News Service
WASHINGTON (CNS) -- A new report from the Public Religion Research Institute examined the U.S. religious landscape, and declared that "the most substantial cultural and political divides are between white Christians and Christians of color." "More than four in 10 Americans (44%) identify as white Christian, including white evangelical Protestants (14%), white mainline Protestants (16%) and white Catholics (12%), as well as small percentages who identify as Latter-day Saint (Mormon)…
Today is the 99th anniversary of Pope St. Pius X's death. He is the last pope saint to be canonized whose cause underwent the scrutiny of a Devil's Advocate, a role that was formalized by Pope Sixtus V in the 16th century. John Paul II eliminated the Devil's Advocate requirement. Pope St. Pius X's body is incorrupt.
The (Not Really So Very) Incorrupt Corpses | The Order of the Good Death
People ask me about incorrupt corpses at parties. I think that’s probably why I’m an Order member now. After a drink or two, some nice, normal person will pull me aside and…
Mother Theresa of Jesus, Carmelite, founded the Monastery of St. Therese of the Child Jesus and St. Mary Magdalen de Pazzi in Coopersburg and died in 1939. Her body was disinterred for reburial in August 2001 -- at which time it allegedly was found to be incorrupt or at least surprisingly preserved and still holding a palm that had not disintegrated. She is one of only four incorruptibles in the United States.
St. Vincent Pallotti - Died in 1850 and was exhumed and found incorrupt and sweetly scented in 1906 and again in 1950. His body is on display under the main altar in the Church of St. Salvatore in Onda, Italy.