Saint Philomena statue finishes may vary throughout production due to their hand-painted application. This statue is cast in solid fiberglass resin, a durable polymer with the look and feel of ceramic. Resin statues feature finer detail and greater strength than other materials. They are suitable for both indoor and outdoor use.
Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have, otherwise shop in confidence – we deliver directly from manufacturing plant to lower overall costs of our beautiful statues.
ST. PHILOMENA, V.M.
On the 25th of May, 1802, in the Catacomb of S. Priscilla on the Salarian Way, during the excavations, was found a sepulchral slab, let into the wall, bearing an inscription, of which the first and last few letters had been effaced, probably by the tools of the masons who inserted it. The inscription was as follows, with the conjectural restorations in brackets :
[Fi] limena pax Tecium fi [at].
“Philomena, peace be with thee! So be it.” On the removal of the stone, in the cavity behind, were found the remains of an interment, and a glass vessel, partly broken, encrusted within with blood. On the stone slab, in addition to the inscription, were the symbols of an anchor, an arrow, a palm, a scourge, and again two arrows and a lily. These symbols pointed unmistakably to the occupant of the tomb having been a virgin martyr, who suffered scourging, and received the palm of martyrdom by means of an arrow. Some excitable and imaginative persons have deemed themselves favoured with visions of Philomena, who has narrated to them her story. In one of these visions she informed a canoness that her name, Philomena, was derived from the Latin, and signified ” daughter of light ” (Filia luminis), a statement which gives the measure to the rest of the revelations.*
‘ Philomena is Greek, and signifies ” beloved.”
Prayers to Saint Philomena. Liturgical feast day in honor of Saint Philomena – August 11th.