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St Bernadette was born Bernadette Soubirous in Lourdes, France. From February to July 1858, she reported eighteen apparitions of “a Lady.” Despite initial skepticism from the Roman Catholic Church, these claims were eventually declared to be worthy of belief after a canonical investigation. After her death, Bernadette’s body remained “incorruptible”, and the shrine at Lourdes went on to become a major site for pilgrimage, attracting millions of Catholics each year.

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St. John Vianney, St. Joseph Cafasso and The Value of The Priesthood

This is from St. John Vianney’s Catechism on the Priesthood. If we priest would only know what an awesome privilege it is to be a Catholic Priest.

St. Bernadette: Saint Marie-Bernarde Soubirous (7 January 1844 – 16 April 1879) was a miller's daughter born in Lourdes, France and is venerated as a Christian mystic and Saint in the Roman Catholic Church.

St Padre Pio. Close-up photograph of his incorruptible body exhumed on March 2, 2008, 40 years after his death on September 23, 1968. His remains on display to the public in the Shrine of Holy Mary of Grace in San Giovanni Rotondo, Italy, from April 24, 2008 to September 2009. Padre Pio was a Franciscan Capuchin Catholic priest who bore the five wounds of Jesus Christ (stigmata) on his body visibly for more than 50 years. He was also a seer, mind-reader, prophet, miracle-worker & confessor…

St. Monica, Roman Catholic Laywoman and was married by arrangement to a pagan official in North Africa, who was much older than she, and although generous, was also violent tempered. His mother Lived with them and was equally difficult, which proved a constant challenge to St. Monica. She had three children; Augustine, Navigius, and Perpetua. feastday Aug 27

St. Vincent de Paul, died 1660. Fascinating, but is it true? Throughout the years the Roman Catholic Church has found the bodies of some of their saints to be incorrupt. When this happens, the body is often put on display (quite often they are put inside a Church altar with a glass front).

Actual recent photo of St. John Vianney's incorrupt body, entombed at the main altar in the Basilica of Ars, France. His body has not yet decayed 154+ years after his death in 1859. St. John Vianney's incorrupt body is a phenomenon unexplained by modern science even to this day. This miraculous phenomenon not only pertains to St. John Vianney, but to many other Catholic Saints. Learn more incorrupt Saints, Beatified & Venerables in Joan Carroll Cruz's wonderful book The Incorruptibles. YBH

St. Joseph. I don't believe I've ever seen this. St. Joseph holding baby Jesus, crying. I so love St. Joseph!