incorrupt head of saint catherine of siena (italy)

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Preserved Head of Saint Catherine of Siena (Italy) - Santa Caterina da Siena

This holy relic is on display in the Basilica of San Domenico in Siena (Italy).­

For more information about Saint Catherine of Siena, check this wikipedia article: en.­wikipedia.­org/­wiki/­Catherine_­of_­Siena.

Photo taken on December 5, 2007
Location: Via Camporegio, 2, 53100 Sienna, Italy
Found it very easy to pray to St. Catherine as I was face to face with her. I feel very inspired. It made me feel very close to her as here was the actual person. loved it.
Went to the Church and was told by a young priest who was kneeling near to me that her nose is missing because the incorrupt head was stolen at one point by people from a neighboring town and when the people of Siena fought to retrieve it the head was dropped and the nose fell off! I have also heard that when incorrupt bodies, or in this case, heads! are moved they start to decay. This is the reason this relic is in such a state of decay, but still not corrupt and still a miracle as far as I am concerned. Catholics are not dualists and therefore the body is good as the spirit. Good because it was through her body that she knew God.