Thursday, October 13, 2011

Sr. Margherita Marchione Returns to Tomb of Pius XII

Born in 1922, she met him in 1956; just last month she had surgery and is now back from the USA in the Vatican to pray at his holy remains.


  1. What a dear little nun. This picture is priceless. She is a Saint, in the mold of Mother Teresa.
    I hope she is doing well.

  2. I pray for her well- being.

  3. Hopefully not for a long time yet, but I truely believe that one of the first people to greet this wonderful nun when she dies and goes to Heaven will be Venerable Pope Pius XII (maybe Blessed Pius XII by then), with his arms outstretched in welcome, and a big "Thank you" for this good and faithful religious Sister.

  4. Michael Checkley KHSOctober 14, 2011 at 4:38 PM

    John, what is unfortunate these past few years is that when visiting St Peter's you can no longer see the tomb of Pius XII...the area is not accessible. Sad.

  5. Michael Checkley,

    I know what you mean about the accessibility of Papa Pacelli's tomb. Well, I was fortunate last November to pray in front by chance(or Providence)by taking the Scavi tour(which I barely was able to get on, not having made a reservation). Once you go through the scavi, in the chapel in front of St Peter's bones, as you leave and enter the corridor, right in front of you is Pope Pius XII's tomb. Praise God that I was able to get on the Scavi. Seeing the bones of St Peter and Pope Pius' tomb was a great bonus. It's seems the only way to see it now, even though some friends of mine who were with two sisters were able to get to see it as well w/o the tour.