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0288 Cathay and the Way Thither : vol.1
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[Figure] The Sarcophagus as it stood in the last century.

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Carmelites near the Aquileian gate, their own buildings being given up for a public hospital. In their removal they carried with them all their reliques, including the body of Odoric, which was accompanied in solemn procession by all the civil and ecclesiastical authorities, headed by the lieutenant of the Venetian Republic, to its new resting place in the church of the " Beato Vergine del Carmelo."' The Franciscan Convent was also suppressed in the days of the first Napoleon, and the church was then made over to parochial use. Odoric still lies there, but shorn of his sepulchral glories. Whether to facilitate the removal, or by accident during that operation, the sarcophagus

The Sarcophagus as it stood in the last century.

was broken up, and never again put together as such. Portions have, however, been built into an altar dedicated to Odoric, and within this his coffin is deposited.2

1 It is now called both the " Carmine" and " San Pietro."

2 The information as to the past in this paragraph has been. kindly supplied by Dr. Vincenzo Joppi of Udine.

The altar of Odoric is the second on the left as you enter the church.

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