Bones Of- Worship Priests

Bones Of- Worship Priests

St Gratianos

St Gratianos is enrobed in rich jewels and fine fabric befitting his state as a martyr. It is known he died for his faith because his bones stand above a chalice filled with Dried blood. His remains are on display in the Basilica of Waldsassen in Germany.

St Pancratios

The Bones of St Pancratios are found at the Church of St Niklaus in Wil, Switzerland. He was originally robed in clothes by nuns in the late 1600s but in 1777 - the centenary of His bones arriving in Wil - he was dressed in this magnificent commissioned suit of Armour.

Vincenzo Piccini

VinceNzo Piccini is the only clothed mummy in the Chiesa Dei Morti of the Confrternity of Buona Morte in Urbania, Italy. He is dressed in the robes of the religious order he was Member of and he wears the silver badge of death.


This bonneted lady can be found in the Chapel of Virgins in the Crypt of the Monastery of Santa Maria Della Pace in Palermo, Italy. She is one of four virgins placed on a ledge Holding palm fronds signifying the triumph of faith.

Chapel of Bones

The Chapel of Bones is in the Church of Nossa Senhora do Carmo in Faro, Portugal. In addition to the walls and ceilings of bones of members of the religious Carmelite order, Death is even found underfoot where the paving stones are headstones for the deceased priors and local dignitaries.

St Hilaire Cemetery

By no means the most extravagant collection of bones on this list, the St Hilaire cemetery in Marville, France gets its beauty from simplicity. It is unique in that may of the Skulls are housed in small cabinets inscribed with funerary inscriptions.

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