I’m a lover of strange things, UFOs, Bigfoot, Loch Ness Monster, you name it. A few years ago, I saw a documentary about strange things in the world (or something close to that).
They did a segment about a nun who died many years ago, yet (from what I understand) to this day her body stays perfectly preserved. She is displayed in a glass coffin in some church. What is her name?

2 Responses to “What is the name of the preserved nun?”

  • lara:

    A crystal coffin was made for Saint Bernadette’s body. She was placed in a chapel in the Church of St. Gildard at the convent in Nevers where she lived for thirteen years. She has remained undisturbed and on view in this chapel since August 3, 1925. The Sisters of Charity and Christian Instruction at Nevers are not secretive about the body of St. Bernadette. They welcome visitors, and encourage learning about the life example and messages of their sister saint.

    There’s a movie based in her life.
    “The song of Bernadette”

  • Chow Man Mal:

    Are you thinking of the following?

    St. Mary Magdalene de Pazzi
    Mary Magdalen of Pazzi, a highly gifted mystic, had made a vow of chastity at the age of ten. She entered the convent of the Discalced Carmelite nuns in Florence, because the practice of receiving holy Communion almost daily was observed there. For five years her only food was bread and water. She practiced the most austere penances and for long periods endured complete spiritual aridity. Her favourite phrase was: “Suffer, not die!” Her body has remained incorrupt to the present day; it is preserved in a glass coffin in the church of the Carmelite nuns at Florence.
    Purity of soul and love of Christ are the chief virtues which the Church admires in St. Mary Magdalen of Pazzi. These virtues matured her spiritually and enabled her to take as a motto, “Suffer, not die!” Purity and love are also the virtues which the Church today exhorts us to practice in imitation of the saint. We may never attain her high degree of holiness, but we can at least strive to suffer patiently out of love for Christ.
    — Excerpted from The Church’s Year of Grace, Pius Parsch.
    Patron: Bodily ills; sexual temptation; sick people.

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