There are many who talk about the love of God, who are total strangers to the God of love. The divine love is commonly regarded as a species of amiable weakness, a sort of good-natured indulgence; it is reduced to a mere sickly sentiment, patterned after human emotion. The truth is that on this, as on everything else, our thoughts need to be formed and regulated by what is revealed in Scripture. That there is urgent need for this is apparent not only from the ignorance which so generally prevails, but also from the low state of spirituality which is now so sadly evident everywhere among professing Christians.
Elizabeth Harper is back to set us straight on the allegedly non-composing wunderkinds of Roman Catholicism- the incorrupt corpses. Anna Maria Taigi, psst not really incorrupt. People ask me about incorrupt corpses at parties. After a drink or two, some nice, normal person will pull me aside and ask me about an incorrupt saint they saw on vacation.
Usually they were touring some gorgeous old church in Europe when they noticed a musty old corpse on display in between the Caravaggios and gilded putti. The guidebook said it was an incorrupt saint whose body never decomposed, but it sure looked a little… off.
When they saw the body, they knew it was a holy thing but right now the only words coming to mind would also describe a sideshow freak. But I do think that the impulse to judge incorruptibles as simply real or fake is a fear-based response.
What I can tell you from my own experience is that it helps to leave that fear of being a sucker behind for a minute. Author and Paula Fassinetti. One of the problems is that most people judge these bodies based on photos or one quick viewing.
Not many people get a chance to talk to the people who know the bodies best. The picture at the top is St. Paula Frassinetti and I. My tour guide that day was a nun at the convent St.
She was also the one who insisted we take this picture. Paula Now obviously St.
After that, her body began to deteriorate so acid was applied to help preserve her. That wound up marring her skin, but at least left St.
Paula intact so the nuns could continue to display her. It happens without a scientific explanation so embalmed bodies, mummies, cases of human saponification, and bog bodies are out. The fact that incorruptibility hinges on putrification is particularly significant if you remember the putridarium.
Just like public ossuaries, incorrupt saints are seen as physical manifestations of souls in heaven. But like icons and relics, the bodies are only miraculous in the sense that miracles are attributed to their veneration.
More sophisticated scientific explanations as well as mistakes found in hundreds of years of preservation records have forced the Church to reconsider which saints deserved the title in the first place. Francesca Romana, photo by author When a body is exhumed like St.
During the move, clergy members inspect the remains to make sure they have the right person and maybe cut off a few piece to use as portable relics. This is how most incorruptibles are found.Christianity is the religion that follows the teachings of Jesus Christ, through the Holy Bible.
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