Saturday, September 17, 2011

The Incorruptible

As an ex-Catholic I'm fascinated by miracles and relics.  That's why I had to go to the Chapel of the Miraculous Medal to see the body of St. Catherine Laboure, the saint who created the Miraculous Medal at the urging of the Virgin Mary.  When she was exhumed, 57 years after her burial, her body was found to be "incorrupt" and supple.   It looks pretty waxy to me.  However the chapel is quite pretty and appears to be very popular.

Lunch today was pizza and salad, but I forgot to take the photo until halfway through the meal.

We got this in a very touristy area near Pompidou Centre, but it was delicious.  Afterword, we stopped for gelato.

 I got date and pistachio, while Bill got fig raisin and coffee.

We were in the Pompidou Centre neighborhood to attend a free concert by a vocalist singing a Bach cantata at St-Merri.

Today's cheeses:  Camembert and Selles-sur-Cher


  1. there's a nice crepe/galette place with outdoor and indoor seating near pompidou right next to the fountain with niki de saint phalle sculptures in it. be sure to drink the cidre with your meal if you go, its served in a nice ceramic pot.

  2. how close do you get to the waxy body? how is she preserved?

  3. You can get about 8 feet from the coffin. There's no information on how she's preserved, but I suspect there's been a little assistance from Madame Tussaud.

  4. Did Michael Jackson know about this?
    Have fun, you guys!