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Have Turkish Archaeologists Found the Final Resting Place of Saint Nick?
A tomb in Myra adds to confusion over relics of the beloved icon.
October 03, 2017
Saint Brendan’s Well
An ancient holy well said to be used by the patron saint of sailors and travelers, lost in the boggy west of Valentia Island.
Added by Elise Vale
The Italian Bride
Julia Buccola Petta's body was peculiarly well-preserved when it was exhumed six years after her death.
Added by timstafford78
The Lost Town of Newtown Jerpoint
Local legend says the remains of Father Christmas lie within the medieval grounds.
Added by listeningdaisy
A Statue of St. Pantaleon Is Headed Back to Italy After Decades in Philly
The patron saint of physicians is going home.
July 26, 2017
Vallée des Saints (Valley of the Saints)
A remote hilltop covered in giant monoliths haunts the Brittany countryside.
Added by Maeg
The Wax-Encased Remains of Blessed Anna Maria Taigi
The mystical nun whose incorrupt corpse still attracts the faithful.
Added by Corpse Altar
Stolen Saint Brains Have Been Found in a Thief's Kettle
The brains of the patron saint of stage magicians have been recovered.
June 16, 2017
Hidden treasures belonging to Mongolia's most revered and multi-talented monk spent decades buried in the Gobi desert.
Added by Max Cortesi
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The Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton
The home of the first American-born saint is one of the only curved buildings in New York.
Added by Luke J Spencer
Relics of Zlătari Church
The preserved arm of a 3rd century sorcerer is believed to have the power to lift curses and spells.
Added by chaosmatriarch
St. Govan's Chapel
A hermit's tiny cell built into the cliffside that saved him in South Pembrokeshire.
Added by jemm501
Saint Joseph Oriol Plaque
Saint Joseph was said to heal the deaf and blind, but it was a much smaller miracle that got him canonized.
Added by oldspork
The Practicalities of Transporting a 400-Year-Old Heart
How the traveling body parts of saints get through customs.
March 07, 2017
Basilica of the Mummified Saint Ubaldo
The venerated body of a 12th century saint is celebrated each year with the 'Race of the Candles.'
Added by Laura Zazueta
Found: A Secret Gas Pump Hidden by a Mexican Altar
The Virgin of Guadalupe had become a font of illegal fuel.
February 22, 2017
Basilica of Saints Justus and Pastor
Possibly the oldest church in Barcelona, this basilica has its pagan and Christian mythologies all mixed up.
Added by FelipeTrigo
San Thome Basilica
This Gothic-style church is reputedly built atop the remains of one of Jesus's apostles.
Added by lucasstrittmatter
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