“We went out to her grave to say the rosary after the sisters finished the digging,” one sister said.
“Mother Abbess Cecilia looked through the crack made in the coffin, which very clearly occurred soon after her burial.
“She saw a totally intact foot with the sock on, looking just like it did when we had buried her. She could not help but scream with joy.”
They added: “We took turns feeling the still-socked feet, very damp, but all there. The dirt that fell in early on had pushed down on her facial features, especially the right eye, so we did place a wax mask over it.
“But her eyelashes, hair, eyebrows, nose and lips were all present, her mouth just about to smile.”
The sister continued: “After we cleaned off the mould and mildew because of the wet conditions in the coffin, it looked like we had just put [the habit] on her that day.