Little is known about the life of St. Philomena, and all that is known about her life comes from a Neapolitan nun’s vision. However, it is believed she was a Greek princess who became a virgin martyr and died at 13-years-old. Remains of a young lady were discovered in May 1802 at the Catacombs of Priscilla on the Via Salaria Nova with three tiles reading “Peace be to you, Philomena.” From 1805 the remains became the focus of widespread devotion, with several miracles credited to the saint’s intercession; cancers were cured, wounds were healed and the Miracle of Mugnano, when Venerable Pauline Jaricot was cured of a severe heart issue overnight, were all attributed to St. Philomena.
St. Philomena is the patron saint of infants, babies, and youth. She is often depicted in her youth with a flower crown, a palm of martyrdom, arrows, or an anchor. Her feast day is celebrated on August 11.
This stunning necklace is handmade using 8mm Purple Frosted Cracked Agate semi-precious beads on silver iron craft wire. The medal shows an image of St Philomena on one side and the other shows text that reads ‘Pray for Us’.
Total length is 17.5″ and comes in a handmade lined crochet pouch. Prayer card and short description of stones and saint also included.