EWTN Catholic Q&A
Sister Bernardette/Lourdes
Question from john flora on 11-04-2007:

Intrigued by the state of preservation of sister Bernadettes body. Stories I've read indicate she was buried and removed several time from the grave for various reasons. Each time their were elements of decomposure but not really bad. But, photos of her lying in state show a perfectly perserved body, faultless with no signs whatsoever of decomposure. What gives? Is what I'am looking at a wax likeness or some other means of duplicating her body?

Answer by Richard Geraghty on 11-06-2007:

Dear John,

From what I understand, you are looking at the actual body of St. Bernadette.

Dr. Geraghty

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