St. Phillomena is a early church saint and is called "The Wonder Worker". While we really don't know much about her we do know that she was young and was martyred (after several tries). Most of what we know is learned though the MANY miracles that are attributed to her after her body was found in the ancient Catacombs. Her after-death story is an amazing one and I highly recommend you read about her. I have read the book Saint Philomena, the Wonder-Worker and it was a wonderful book! My daughter, who took Philomena as her Confirmation name, read St. Philomena: The Story of a Stubborn Little Princess and loved it! A few on-line reads are HERE and HERE (see the bottom of the page).
Her feast day is Aug. 11 in the historical calendar.
Elizabeth and I decided to use a few of the symbols that were found on St. Philomena's tomb. The symbols were an anchor, 3 arrows, a lance, a palm and a lily. We only used the anchor, an arrow, and a lily.
We cut an anchor from gray felt, an arrow from dark brown felt, a heart for the lily from white felt, and a yellow and green flower parts. We used off white for the background circle. The lily was created with the parts shown below. The upside-down heart was folded and glued around the yellow and green strips so they formed a lily (Hot glue works best.).
If you have never read about St. Philomena, I do recommend you take a few minutes to read about her. She is an amazing saint!
St. Philomena, pray for us!
~Jennifer and Elizabeth
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