about Sacred Mummies
No one book has been
written just about mummies of famous people, but a number of books have a
good assortment. These include Christine Quigley's
Mummies. Suitable for
Sacred mummies (in a
state of perfect preservation) renowned for their special holiness by the Catholic Church
can be found in Europe. They include Saint Therese (at Le Puy, France) as well as St.
Catherine Labore and Saint Vincent De Paul (Paris). Some of these bodies have a little wax
on the face for make up but are preserved in crystal coffins. They were disinterred
shortly before their canonization (that is, the official declaration of sainthood) and
found intact. Blessed Jacinta Marto may also be preserved in Portugal, but not on display.
Her brother, who lay in the same grave was found to be disintegrated (reference: Our Lady
of Fatima, William Thomas Walsh).
Thank you, Lisa Marrero.