Nun’s body exhumed 4 years after death shows no signs of decay, sparks ‘miracle’ claims

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The serene rural town of Gower in Missouri has unexpectedly become a place of pilgrimage as the exhumed body of a nun displayed no visible decomposition, even after four years since her burial.

People from far and wide have been flocking to this small town, located 40 miles north of Kansas City, to witness the remarkably preserved body of Sister Wilhelmina Lancaster. Many have dubbed it a “miracle in Missouri.”

Sister Wilhelmina Lancaster, who established the Benedictine Sisters of Mary, Queen of the Apostles when she was 70 years old, passed away in May 2019 at the age of 95, as reported by the Catholic News Agency.

Last Thursday, as per customary practice, the Benedictine nuns exhumed the coffin of their beloved foundress to transfer it beneath the altar in the chapel of the convent, the New York Post reported.

During this process, Mother Abbess Cecilia Snell peered through a crack in the coffin and was astounded to see “a completely intact foot with the sock still on, appearing just as it did when we buried her.”

The abbess, speaking to the Eternal World Television Network, a Catholic news outlet, expressed her initial reaction of disbelief, exclaiming, “I couldn’t believe what I had witnessed.”

Equipped with a flashlight, she examined the body more closely, confirming her remarkable observation, which elicited cheers from the other nuns.

As the sisters fully opened the coffin, they were awe-struck to find Sister Wilhelmina Lancaster’s body displaying minimal signs of decay, an astonishing sight indeed.

Written by staff