Saints, Blesseds, and other Holy People: March 2006 Archives


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A physics web site has an item about a Greek Orthodox monk whose body was found to be incorrupt fifteen years after his death.

We may have a case of incorruption here in Boston too: a 25-year-old priest named Patrick Power died of consumption in 1869, but when some healings were reported through his intercession in 1929, a million visitors thronged to his grave until the site was closed by order of Cardinal O'Connell.

88-year-old Fr. Bernard Shea was 12 years old at the time, and related the events in a lecture at my parish Sunday: the body was relocated to a nearby site in the same cemetery, and placed under a new monument surrounded by an iron fence. During the transfer, the body was found to be intact, though the simple casket containing it had long decayed.

Pilgrims still come to Fr. Power's grave to pray and ask for prayers.

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On life and living in communion with the Catholic Church.

Richard Chonak

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