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Saint Philomena

Our St. Philomena LED Flameless devotional candle includes the inspirational passage from Romans 15:13 as well as the beautiful prayer for the intercession of St. Philomena. The look of this candle is unique as it soflty flickers in the dark, and is perfect for young children or anybody that has a love for St.Philomena.

Saint Philomena was a young virgin martyr whose remains were discovered in the Catacombs, where tiles enclosing the tomb bore the inscription, Pax Tecum Filumena ("Peace be unto you, Philomena".) Philomena is the patron saint of infants, and youth, of purity and faith, and is known as "The Wonder Worker". Several miracles were credited to her intercession, including the healing of Blessed Pauline Jaricot in 1835. Philomena was the daughter of a king who had converted to Christianity. At the age of about 13, Philomena took a vow of virginity for the sake of Christ. When the Emperor Diocletian threatened war against her father, he went with his family to Rome to ask for peace. Because of Philomena's beauty, the Emperor demanded that Philomena become his wife, but she refused because of her vow of virginity. For this she was martyred.  St. John Vianney credited the intercession of St. Philomena the extraordinary cures that others attributed to himself. St. Damien of Molokai and many other saints were devoted to St. Philomena, including St. Anthony Mary Claret, St. John Neumann and Blessed Anna Maria Taigi.

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