The disinterment happened in the presence of representatives of three different religious institutions, the ecclesiastical court and a police doctor.
Grave-diggers brought a severely eroded lead coffin to the surface that contained a smaller coffin with Petrus Jozef Triest's mortal remains. For the mortal remains this was not the first time that they had been disinterred. They had already been moved from a churchyard to a cemetery on a previous occasion.
The mortal remains were taken to the morgue in Lovendegem, where they were preserved and fitted into a new coffin. A number of relics have been set aside for congregations in the Bishopric of Ghent. The coffin was then sealed and reinterred.