The 6 Remarkable Incorruptible Saints

The 6 Remarkable Incorruptible Saints

Incorruptibility is the name given to the situation in which a dead person does not decay after death. The orthodox church consider it essential in considering a person for canonization as a saint, and the Roman Catholic Church consider it as sign of sainthood but not a necessity. Additionally, the Catholic Church believes that a body is not deemed incorruptible if it has undergone an embalming process or other means of preserving the dead, or if it has become stiff, as do all normal corpses, even when the best preservation techniques are used.

The incorruptible bodies of saints are a consoling sign of Christ s victory over death, a confirmation of the dogma of the Resurrection of the Body, a sign that the Saints are still with us in the Mystical Body of Christ, and proof of the truth of the Catholic Faith—for only in the Catholic Church do we find this phenomenon

Incorruptible saints remain completely flexible, as if they were only sleeping. Incorruptible bodies are often said to have the Odour of Sanctity, exuding a sweet aroma. Over the years there have been hundreds of Saints whose bodies have been found to be incorrupt – some many hundreds of years after their death

Top in the List

St Bernadette as she appears today – 129 years after her death.

Saint Bernadette (1844 – 1879) “The Blessed Virgin used me like a broom, and then put me back in my place.”


Second in the List

St. Padre Pio

Padre Pio, a humble Capuchin Franciscan priest from San Giovanni Rotondo, Italy , was blessed by God in many wonderful and mysterious ways. The most dramatic was the stigmata. Padre Pio bore the wounds of Christ for fifty years!

To see him resting so peacefully it’s hard to believe that he died 40 years ago. How is this possible for a body to be preserved like this for 40 years.

Padre Pio is a powerful intercessor!!Among his other gifts were perfume, bilocation, prophecy, conversion, reading of souls, and miraculous cures. People are still being cured through his intercession in ways that cannot be explained by medicine or science.

Interesting !!

Third in the List

St. Don Orione

Tomb of Don Orione at the Sancutary of the Madonna della Guardia in Tortona.
He lived from 1872-1940.  His body is fully preserved. HOW !
Interesting !!!

Fourth in the list

Saint Vincent de Paul (1581 – 1660)

Saint Vincent de Paul (1581 – 1660) “Charity is the cement which binds communities to God and persons to one another.”

The Fifth in the List


St. Catherine Labouré (1806 – 1876) “One must see God in everyone.”

The Sixth in the List

Saint John XXIII (1881 – 1963) “From the saints I must take the substance, not the accidents of their virtues.”


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