I was given the book A Year With Mary by Paul Thigpen, copyright 2015 by St. Benedict Press, in which page 251, first paragraph states,
“Mary, with the body of her Son locked in her arms, was absorbed in grief. The holy disciples, fearful that the poor mother might die of grief, approached her to take the body from her arms, to bear it away for burial. This they did with gentle and respectful force and having embalmed it, they wrapped it in linen cloth already prepared”.
I’ve never heard of Jesus being embalmed in all my 12 years of Catholic schooling, and every query online, including this forum, refudiates this concept. Yet this book is from a well known apologetics author. Where does this “embalming of Jesus” originate from, and how can it be eradicated from future publications?