Size: 3/4 inch
This beautiful medal will come with a matching holy card in an organza gift bag, so it’s ready to give as a present to someone else or yourself.
The body of St Philomena was found in 1802 during the course of an archaeological dig in the Catacombs of Priscilla in Rome. Her grave was covered with tiles marked with symbols indicating that it was the grave of a martyr named Philomena. It was determined that she was martyred at age 14 during the early days of the church. After her body was moved to a chapel in Mungano, Italy, many miracles were attributed to her intercession including the healing of cancer, blindness, wounds, and the overnight cure of a severe heart ailment. She is the only person to be made a saint based solely on miraculous intercession and answer to prayers.
This unique medal was cast from a vintage medal in my collection so it shows all the wear of the original piece. It’s been tumbled for durability and oxidized to give it an aged patina.
St Philomena is the patron of:
Against infertility and sterility
Babies and toddlers