The castle of Fumone and its mysteries
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The Well of Virgins
The Embalmed Child
It seems that both the soul of the child and the mother never abandoned the Castle; it often happens that small objects are hidden or moved by the spirit of the young playful Marquis. And on certain nights moans and cries can be heard from the harrowing spirit of the mother, Marchioness Emilia Caietani, who no longer found peace and at night comes looking for her beloved son. And the lady's laments are accompanied by the distressing screams of the souls of the prisoners that died in the dungeons of the castle, who cannot find even eternal rest after their troubled earthly life.
The Saint Pope Celestine V
"Ma è diventato santo soprattutto per quello compiuto a Fumone il giorno della sua morte: una croce di fuoco, e non un'ombra, ma una vera e propria entità, vista e testimoniata da una decina di persone che poi erano i suoi carcerieri, per tutto il giorno rimase sopra alla porta della sua prigione."
"But he became saint especially for one made in Fumone on the day of his death: a cross of fire, and not a shadow, but a real entity, was seen and witnessed by a dozen people who were actually his captors, all day remained above the door of his prison."