Original Karl Demetz
Saint Filomena Figurine Models protected by Law. Imitations legally prosecuted.
This is a very beautiful statue of Saint Filomena carved in selected Maple wood and hand painted in permanent water colors. The realism of this figurine is truly stunning. The sculpture shows all classical features with complete follow through in detail.
This wood carved Saint Filomena Figurine is available in different sizes and various coloring schemes, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
Feastday: August 11th
Patron Saint of the Living Rosary and of the Children of Mary
Imagery and Representation: shown with an arrow, an anchor and a palm leaf in her hand.
In the year 1802,
the bones of a girl aged between thirteen and fifteen were unearthed in the catacomb of St. Priscilia in Italy. "Peace be with thee, Philomena" was written along with drawings of two anchors, three arrows and a palm on the terracotta tiles found near the tomb. Because of the signs and symbols found, it was determined that St. Filomena was a martyr and a virgin. Canon Francis de Lucia of Mugnano enshrined the relics of St. Filomena in a chapel in Mugnano. Miracles began to be reported at the shrine and St. Filomena was recognized as a Saint. According to the legend the emperor Diocletian wanted to force Filomena to marry him, she refused and so he tortured her. She was flagellated and then healed by an angel, she was drowned but the anchor broke and so she survived. Diocletian ordered to kill her with the bow, but the arrows deviated from her. Finally she was beheaded.