Friday, February 06, 2009

San Giovanni Rotondo: body of Padre Pio...


This is the body of Padre Pio. Although the face is wax, see his gloved hands with his true fingers exposed, now black in color.

6 comments:

David said...

Wow. I wonder how long it ordinarily takes for a corpse to fully decay...

Anonymous said...

So he's not incorrupt. His fingers are black, his face is gone...

ponte said...

That's disappointing that he is not as incorrupt as was implied when he was exhumed. I remember the cardinal or bishop who presided over the ceremony when Padre Pio was exhumed was talking about how his hands looked as if he had just had a manicure. I suppose not!

I can respect that he has a mask on so that his body is a seemly object of veneration for the faithful. But I can't help but think that it would be better if there were no mask or if the body were not on display; people should see the hard fact of mortality.

Padre Pio died and his earthly remains are decaying - so it will be for all of us. But his soul is in heaven! That is what counts; that is what we should focus on.

Mansueto said...

I HAVE GREAT DEVOTION TO ST PADRE PIO . AS HIS BODY IS INCORRUPT , GOD HAS A SPECIAL MESSAGE FOR US .MAY SAINT PADRE PIO HELP US TO FOLLOW JESUS MORE CLOSELY.

Mansueto said...

as saint padre Pios body in incorrupt , god has a special for us. may saint padre Pio help us to be followers of Christ.

Anonymous said...

God is sending an important message to all of us Sait Padro Pio to pray for our guidance in order for us to get closer to Christ