St Philomena Statue 8″


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St Philomena Statue 8″

This lovely St Philomena plaster statue measures 8 inches tall. The traditional image of her shows her holding an arrow, anchor and a palm.

A Brief History of St Philomena
In 1802, the bones of a female between the ages of 13 and 15 were discovered in the catacomb of St. Priscilia.  The inscription near her tomb read

“Peace be with thee, Philomena”

along with drawings of 2 anchors, 3 arrows and a palm. Near her bones were discovered a small glass vial, containing the remains of blood.  Because it was a popular custom of the early martyrs to leave symbols and signs such as these, it was easily determined that St. Philomena was a virgin and a martyr.

Made in Italy.