Nun's exhumed body draws hordes of pilgrims to Missouri seeking glimpse of 'miracle'
Nuns DPA/AFP/File / Marijan Murat

A deceased nun whose exhumed body showed minimal signs of decay is drawing crowds of people to Missouri after rumors a miracle has occurred, Newsweek reported.

Benedictine Sisters of Mary, Queen of the Apostles founder Sister Wilhelmina Lancaster died in May 2019 at the age of 95 and was buried without being embalmed.

"When the nuns decided to move her remains to place them beneath the altar in the convent's chapel, they discovered her body showed little sign of decay — some four years after she died," Newsweek's report stated. "That sparked suggestions that she was "incorruptible" in death, and some have called it a miracle."

According to Newsweek, "several hundred pilgrims" have now come to visit the abbey where Lancaster's body is on display for public viewings until Monday. After May 29, visitors will still be able to see the nun, but her body will be encased in glass.

"We're here to see the miracle. It's a once in the lifetime for some of us, and [we've] never been this close to a possible saint who's laying uncorrupted," Pilgrim Michael Holmes said. "It proves to me as a Catholic that scripture is real, the gospel is real, God is real, God cares about us."