Saint Philomena

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Little, indeed, is known historically of Saint Philomena. Her real history commences when her blessed remains were found after having rested in the obscurity of the Catacombs of St. Priscilla for some seventeen hundred years. But God is wonderful in His saints, and Saint Philomena strikingly exemplifies this oft-repeated truth. After allowing her name and memory to be buried with her earthly remains for centuries, He suddenly brought the attention of mankind to this little maiden-martyr, and now works astounding prodigies in her name, as if wishing to show that He wills in this way to recompense the long time He allowed her to remain in obscurity.

Audio Files

Part I

Saint Philomena

This waysideaudio file relates the events leading to the discovery of the remains of the child martyr Philomena in the catacombs of Rome. A vile of dried blood is discovered which to the amazement of all present, transforms its appearance to that of sparkling diamonds. So begins a series of events.

Part II

Saint Philomena

The relics of the child martyr, now clothed in fine silks and honored in the parish church of Mugnano, become the centre of many miracles. One miracle bears special significance however, that of the cure of the now venerable, Pauline Jaricot.

Part III

Saint Philomena

Following the prayers of a holy nun, Saint Philomena reveals the details of her martyrdom. Her imprisonment and torture at the hands of the Emperor Diocletian, and of her final demise.


Part IV

Saint Philomena

The fourteen Holy Helpers lead us to the children of Fatima and on to the present day. We hear from Father Luke, Spiritual adviser to the living Rosary Association of Saint Philomena. We hear some of the testimonies of those who's lives have been touched by the child martyr, Saint Philomena.