Nun's body exhumed, found uncorrupted four years after death
Her body will remain on display until May 29, after which it will be placed in a glass case for protection.
The body of a Missouri nun was found uncorrupted, four years after her death, when members of her order exhumed her coffin to relocate it below the altar of a church.
Sister Wilhelmina Lancaster died in May 2019 at the age of 95. She founded the Benedictine Sisters of Mary, Queen of the Apostles at the age of 70, according to the New York Post.
During the exhumation, one of the sisters noticed that Lancaster's foot remained intact after peering through a crack in the coffin. Cemetery personnel had previously warned them there would likely only be bones within the container.
Instead, they found her body undecayed and still clothed as it had been when first interred. The discovery has generated considerable interest within the Catholic community, drawing many visitors to the small town of Gower to view her uncorrupted remains, which are now on display.
Her body will remain on display until May 29, after which it will be placed in a glass case for protection, the Post noted.
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