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Thousands of pilgrims have lined up at the Abbey of Our Lady of Ephesus in Gower, Missouri, to view the remains of Sr. Wilhelmina Lancaster.

PHOTOS: Thousands visiting Sister Wilhelmina's body over holiday weekend

May 28, 2023

By Shannon Mullen

Up to 15,000 pilgrims expected on Sunday alone, county sheriff says. Read more

A young man touches a religious statue to the body of Sister Wilhelmina Lancaster, OSB, on May 18, 2023, at the Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles monastery in Gower, Missouri.

Morticians mystified by Sister Wilhelmina’s body: ‘Something special going on there’

May 26, 2023

By Joe Bukuras, Shannon Mullen

The local bishop, who has contacted Rome, says a “thorough investigation” is needed to answer “important questions.” Read more

A pilgrim venerates the incorrupt body of Sister Wilhelmina Lancaster, OSB, on May 20, 2023. Lancaster was recently exhumed in Gower, Missouri.

A miracle in Missouri? Body of Benedictine Sisters’ foundress thought to be incorrupt

May 22, 2023

By Kelsey Wicks

Sister Wilhelmina Lancaster, OSB, foundress of the Benedictine Sisters of Mary, Queen of the Apostles, died at age 95 on... Read more