If nobody believed in superstition it would be unable to hurt anyone


How and why the photos of the bodies of dead saints who have "miraculously" never decayed show how religion is prone to denying even what its eyes tell it and keeps lying to others



BELOW The most famous incorruptible of them all - St Bernadette of Lourdes.  Her body was found to have stayed largely in one rigid piece and was coated with wax to make it look more natural

BELOW John XXIII - An obviously touched up body

BELOW Blessed Jacinta Marto - visionary of Fatima photographed 1951

BELOW St Margaret of Cortona - a mummified body: in the 1980's it was discovered that her organs had been taken out and she had been embalmed and filled with preservative agents.  The body has suture marks as a result of that process.


BELOW St Rita of Cascia - another mummified body

BELOW Saint Zita - is really a mummified body rather than an incorruptible

BELOW Father Ilie Lacatusu died 1983, Romanian Orthodox, his grave was opened 15 years after his death and he was found to be preserved and have the smell of chrism



BELOW Saint Maria Maddelina de Pazzi


BELOW Saint Virginia Centurione


BELOW St Teresa Margaret


BELOW Hand of St. Alexander of Svir the Righteous who died in 1533 is not recognised as a saint by the Roman Church but only by some of the Orthodox.  The hand is in better condition than any hand of a Catholic saint!  Nevertheless its not as fresh as the day he died so its no miracle!

Not all incorruptibles are claimed to be miraculous!  See them below!

BELOW The best ever preserved corpse is that of Xin Zhui which was found in China in 1971. Her death is dated to 178–145 BC.  

BELOW: The photograph of a child called Rosalina Lombardo which was taken seventy years after her burial  - she was buried in 1920 

Naughty girl - allegedly found incorruptible in the Philippines.  The picture of her "corpse" is clearly of a living model.  The woman is regarded as a folk saint and is not recognised by the Church.