Those were the days when we needed saints because it was so obvious the Church on earth was so corrupt and order to get saints cities went to war, pirates broke into churches to steal relics. Where relics weren't available they were "found" or as we say in Latin invented.
Well, I was rather heartened to read this story about a Cypriot monk found at Athens airport with a skeleton of a nun.
"They maintained it was a woman who was a saint," a Greek police official who declined to be named told Reuters on Tuesday, adding that the monk told authorities he was transferring her remains to a monastery in Cyprus.thanks to CMR
The remains were those of a nun who died four years ago. She was not a saint in the Greek or Cypriot Orthodox Churches, but had once been a nun at a Cypriot convent, police said.
I suspect in reality the monk was most probably taking the nuns remains back to her family or motherhouse for reburial as cheaply as possible but it is wonderfully medaeval story.