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Nightcap with scorched fingerprint believed to have been left by soul in Purgatory

In 1875 Luisa Le Sénèchal, who had died two years earlier, appeared before her husband Luigi Ducey, France. Asking for his prayers and for Masses to be said in her name, she left the burnt marks of five fingers on his nightcap.


Burned hand mark on nightshirt of Joseph Leleux

n 1789, Joseph Leleux heard noises for 11 consecutive nights. Then on June 21, 1789, his mother appeared and reminded him that he was under obligation to have Masses celebrated for her and Joseph's late father. She then placed her hand on his nightshirt, leaving an imprint. Leleux later converted and founded a congregation of pious lay people.


The scorched imprint of a hand left left by a departed soul in Purgatory.


Relics, including a three finger prints on a prayer book, left by departed souls


Book with charred handprint


Altarpiece of the Church of the Sacred Heart of Suffrage in Prati


Exterior of the church


Interior of the Gothic-style church built to serve the souls in Purgatory