Skip to comments.St. Padre Pio's body to be exhumed, displayed for veneration
Posted on 01/26/2008 7:47:14 AM PST by Ottofire
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“to verify the condition of the saint’s body and find a way to ensure its preservation.”
Why? If the soul has left, isn’t it a useless shell?
Historically speaking, the incorruptibility of the mortal remains is looked at as one of the many signs of sainthood. St. Bernadette of Lourdes body is incorrupt as are many other bodies of saints throughout the ages.
many of the saints bodies are incorrupt, defying so-call science....just another sign of God’s power to his people.
An attack on the blessed memory of St. Padre Pio was attempted not long ago in the press. A so-called journalist insinuated that Padre Pio’s purchase of carbolic acid was evidence of deliberately inducing his stigmata.
The fact that the first step for anyone with stigmatic wounds is supposed to be a attempt to cure them naturally, — and therefore to disinfect them — was not mentioned by the “journalist”.
People should be able to venerate Padre Pio’s relics; he is among the most popular modern saints.
**..incorruptibility of mortal remains..**
Isn’t that an oxymoron????????
They are dead, right, they’re organs useless? Life is in the blood, and the blood in these corpses is dead!
Put any one of these bodies out in the sunshine, in the tropical heat of the equatorial regions, then come back a week later.
Going around digging up long dead bodies? You folks are morbid.
That’s right. This rabbit’s foot lucky charm didn’t do much for the rabbit. LOL
Digging up the dead to worship a corpse ?
When Padre Pio is displayed, we’ll send you a picture.
If I dug up a 40 year old corpse to display to the public, I have a hunch I’d be arrested.
Catholic saints are not dead and their bodies are often an object of public veneration, and always have been.
And you are ignorant.
Good thing you are not attributing motives to someone never met. Jump to assumptions much?
I did a search and nothing came up.
What support do you have from Elohim's Word to support the veneration of the dead ? Or is it paganism ?
If he is not alive then he is dead ! b'SHEM Yah'shua
What support do you have from Elohim's Word
to support the veneration of the dead ?
Or is it paganism ?
I read somewhere that Padre’s family did not want his body exhumed.
“Why? If the soul has left, isnt it a useless shell?”
Veneration of relics (most often body parts) of saints is nearly as old as The Church. If I recall correctly, and Alex can if I am wrong, such veneration began in 155 AD after the martyrdom of +Polycarp.
It’s funny you mention St. Polycarp, since today was his feast day on the pre-Vatican II sanctoral calendar. :-)
The Chinese and Japanese engage in "ancestor worship," but even they cremated their dead, if memory serves.
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