10 Of The Strangest Religious Artifacts Ever Found

The Body Parts Saint Francis Xavier

The body of Saint Francis Xavier has become a number of different religious relics, thanks to the fact that he’s been cut up and spread around the world. People have even taken some parts of him as a personal relic.

The Tongue of Saint Anthony of Padua

In 1231, Anthony of Padua died of ergotism at the Poor Care monastery at age 35. Thirty years after his death, his body was exhumed and while most of it had turned to ash, his tongue was said to be fresh and wet, as if it were still alive. These days, people look at it as a kind of religious artifact.