Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Online Resources: The Saints



St. Bernadette Soubirous (1844 -1879)

[Her] body was first exhumed 30 years after her death. On September 2, 1909, in the presence of representatives appointed by the postulators of the cause, two doctors, and the sister of the community, the coffin was removed . . . On opening the lid, they discerned no odor and the virginal body lay exposed, completely victorious over the laws of nature. The arms and face were completely unaffected from corruption and had maintained their natural skin tone. . . . The second exhumation took place at the end of the Process on April 3, 1919. The body of the Venerable was found in the same state of preservation as 10 years earlier, except that the face was slightly discolored, due to the washing it had undergone during the first exhumation.

[ source for photo and text: "Saints Alive" website]


Catholic Pages Directory: Saints [LOTS of different kinds of resources listed here]

Catholic Online: Saints & Angels

Calendar of Saints

Patron Saints - Alphabetically (+ another similar resource)

Saints (Resources for Catholic Educators site)

Saints FAQ (AmericanCatholic.org)

Saints, Martyrs, and Other Holy Persons (CIN)

Saints Alive: Authentic Relics of the Saints (including images)

Saints Proclaimed by Pope John Paul II

Saints For Sinners, Alban Goodier, S.J. (online book)

Church History in Light of the Saints, Joseph A. Dunney (online book)

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