Nun whose body barely decayed since her death years ago draws thousands to Mo. monastery

Posted on AllSides May 30th, 2023
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The body of a Missouri nun who died in 2019 has barely decayed, and for the past two weeks, visitors have flocked to the monastery in Gower where her remains are displayed.

Sister Wilhelmina Lancaster, founder of the Catholic order of the Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles, was exhumed in April with plans to reinter her in a shrine dedicated to St. Joseph.

Instead of the bones that church officials had been led to expect when the grave was opened, they found Lancaster’s body nearly intact. Some sensed a...

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