Luigi Tumolo Troia Italy

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Luigi Tumolo Troia Italy

Postby onthebeach42 » 07 Apr 2008, 00:23

Hi all!
I just found this site tonight sitting with my 95 year old grandmother Mary and talking about her family from Italy. She was born in Foggia, Italy in 1912 and came here in 1926. The family name is Iannelli. Parents were Angelo and Ortensia(nee Agualino) and had a brother Frank and sister Emily who have just passed away.

We are talking about her great uncle Zio Luigi Tumolo who was from Troia, Italy in the late 1800's- we're estimating. Here are his details;

He was going to be ordained a priest and died the evening before his ordination. The cousins went to the cemetary years later (circa 1965)to find him and his remains had been exhumed and his body relocated as it was statuelike and his vestments were intact. We do not know what happened after this point. He was to be later exhumed again but lost contact with the cousins and have no knowledge of anything else. We are wondering if he was ever made a saint.

Any information is greatly appreciated.

Maria

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Re: Luigi Tumolo Troia Italy

Postby Seraphina » 27 Apr 2008, 09:37

Hi On The Beach,

A similar thing happened to my gr gr grandfather. The norm in Italy is that after ten years, bodies are exhumed and the remains placed in the family ossuary. If there are no relatives to claim the remains or there is no family ossuary, the remains are placed in in a communal ossuary.

You can find out if this is the case by contacting the Superintendant at the cemetery in question, but you will need the exact dates of his death, his name etc.

Regarding being beatified, unless it was ever proved that he performed any miracles, or anything like that, he's unlikely to have been made a saint.

Hope this helps.

Seraphina

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Re: Luigi Tumolo Troia Italy

Postby liviomoreno » 27 Apr 2008, 13:47

Seraphina wrote:...The norm in Italy is that after ten years, bodies are exhumed and the remains placed in the family ossuary. If there are no relatives to claim the remains or there is no family ossuary, the remains are placed in in a communal ossuary. ...


Where did you learn about this norm?


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