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Saint Philomena
« on: September 18, 2017, 07:55:14 AM »
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  •             I recently read a short pamphlet by Patrick Henry Omlar entitled, The Unpersoning of Saint Philomena.  It is a fascinating pamphlet.  After reading how the Vatican eliminated this saint from all lists of saints and martyrs, I did a Google search of the Vatican website.  Though Saint Philomena’s name is cited in numerous papal documents and allocutions, her name can be found nowhere, in any of its variant spellings, on the Vatican website.  This is not to say that the name, Philomena, cannot be found.  Unfortunately for the Vatican, there are many women named Philomena who have to be cited in various Vatican documents, usually in appointments and activities that some Vatican commission or office makes note of; but, never is the name actually in reference to the saint, herself.


                In fact, I found her name in multiple Martyrologies available online which have been copied from hardbound books and made available in electronic formats by secular groups such as Google Books and others.  Because these books still physically exist in places, the name of St. Philolmena, Martyr, can’t be completely eliminated, but, as far as the Vatican is concerned, she is an “unperson”; she never actually existed.  Even the 1914 Catholic Encyclopedia (available online) began the process to unperson Saint Philomena with an article that essentially claims that she was a myth!  These Modernists are even more diabolical than I thought.

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    Re: Saint Philomena
    « Reply #1 on: September 18, 2017, 01:31:44 PM »
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  • They think she may have been a myth, like St. Christopher. :(


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    Re: Saint Philomena
    « Reply #2 on: September 18, 2017, 11:48:06 PM »
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  • Little is known about the life of St. Philomena. However, it is believed she was a Greek princess who became a virgin martyr and died at 13-years-old.
    Remains of a young lady were discovered in May 1802 at the Catacombs of Priscilla on the Via Salaria Nova with three tiles reading "Peace be to you, Philomena."
    All that is known about St. Philomena's life comes from a Neapolitan nun's vision. Sister Maria Luisa di Gesu claims St. Philomena came to her and told her she was the daughter of a Greek king who converted to Christianity. When Philomena was 13-years-old, she took a vow of consecrated virginity.
    After her father took his family to Rome to make peace, Emperor Diocletian fell in love with Philomena. When she refused to marry him, she was subjected to torture.
    St. Philomena was scourged, drowned with an anchor attached to her, and shot with arrows. Each time she was attacked angels took to her side and healed her through prayer.
    Finally, the Emperor had Philomena decapitated. According to the story, her death came on a Friday at three in the afternoon, the same as Jesus.
    Two anchors, three arrows, a palm symbol of martyrdom, and a flower were found on the tiles in her tomb, interpreted as symbols of her martyrdom.
    The nun's account states Philomena was born on January 10 and was killed on August 10.
    Devotion for Philomena began to spread once her bones were exhumed and miracles began to occur. Canon Francesco De Lucia of Mugnano del Cardinale received relics of St. Philomena and had them placed in the Church of Our Lady of Grace in Mugnano, Italy.
    Soon after her relics were enshrined, cancers were cured, wounds were healed and the Miracle of Mugnano, when Venerable Pauline Jaricot was cured of a severe heart issue overnight, were all attributed to St. Philomena.
    Other Saints began to venerate Philomena and attributing miracles in their lives to the young martyr, including St. John Marie Vianney and St. Peter Louis Marie Chanel.
    Although controversy sometimes surrounds the truth behind St. Philomena's life and sainthood, many believers all around the world continue to see her as a miraculous saint, canonized in 1837.
    St. Philomena is the patron saint of infants, babies, and youth. She is often depicted in her youth with a flower crown, a palm of martyrdom, arrows, or an anchor.
    Her feast day is celebrated on August 11.

    http://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=98

    St. Philomena pray for us.

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    Re: Saint Philomena
    « Reply #3 on: September 19, 2017, 11:51:34 PM »
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  • For many Saints, the veneration of the faithful finds important foundation in the edifying events of their earthly life. For Saint Philomena, things were different, since there were no records about her short life until her martyrdom in the prime of her life. Therefore, Saint Philomena has ascended to the glory of the Altars not for what we concretely know about her brief earthly existence, but for the countless graces and miracles that God has lavished through her powerful intercession. Because she lived her life focusing on the love of Christ, she became very dear to God’s divine heart. What is missing in the veneration of Saint Philomena, regarding historic records, is abundantly compensated for by the richness and multiplicity of the miracles she performed thanks to her intercession from the day of the translation of her bones from Rome to Mugnano. Rightly, Pope Gregory XVI defined her as the “Thaumaturge of the XIX century”.
    Everyone who gets close to her with faith is helped in body and soul. For example, the miracles performed by the Saint in Ars were so many that the pious parish priest John Marie Vianney had to pray that these would diminish in order not to be distracted from the caring of souls.
    From the many miracles performed, we have chosen just a few of them which we will divide in two groups. In the first we will place the healings, and although reported by people worthy of trust, these can give rise to some uncertainty for lack of documentation. In the second group we will place the extraordinary, and at the same time, widely corroborated by official acts and authoritative recognitions.

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    Re: Saint Philomena
    « Reply #4 on: September 22, 2017, 06:11:19 PM »
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  • http://www.philomena.org/patroness.asp

    Saint Philomena revealed Her story to three people who did not know one another and who resided in different parts of Italy. These private revelations unveiled the story of Saint Philomena’s life in great detail and were amazingly identical accounts.
        One of the most well-known recipients of this revelation was the Foundress of the Oblates of Our Lady of Sorrows, Mother Maria Luisa di Gesù, a Dominican Tertiary.
        On August 3, 1833, after having received the Eucharist, the nun Maria was praying before Saint Philomena’s statue and at that moment felt a strong desire to know the true date of the Saint’s martyrdom. August 10 was the day St. Philomena’s relics had arrived in Mugnano, Italy. This date was significant to the people of Mugnano, but not to those who lived elsewhere. As Maria contemplated this, she closed her eyes and suddenly a gracious and gentle voice came from the direction of the statue, saying:
        "Dear Sister, August the tenth was the day of my rest, my triumph, my birth into Heaven, my entering into the possession of such eternal goods as the human mind cannot possibly imagine. That is why my Heavenly Spouse disposed, by His most high decrees that my coming to Mugnano should be on the day which had seen my coming to Heaven! He prepared so many circumstances which should make my arrival at Mugnano glorious and triumphant; giving joy to all the people, even though the priest who brought me had absolutely decided that my translation should take place on the fifth of the month very quietly in his own house. My omnipotent Spouse impeded him with so many obstacles that the priest, although he did all he could to carry out his plan, could not do so. And so it came about that the said translation was made on the tenth, the day of my feast in Heaven."
        Mother Maria was overwhelmed by this and thought she had fallen as prey to this illusion. She took refuge in the Sacrament of Penance, confessing the whole event to her spiritual director. He was not so hasty in disposing of the matter. He proceeded to write to Don Francesco de Lucia Link Out in Mugnano and inquired about the truth of whether or not he originally intended to have the translation on August 5. Don Francesco’s reply confirmed that he indeed encountered many obstacles which detained him from carrying out his plan to arrive in Mugnano on the fifth.
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    Re: Saint Philomena
    « Reply #5 on: September 22, 2017, 06:16:34 PM »
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  • At that, Mother Luisa’ director granted her obedience to ask St. Philomena other details of her life and martyrdom. Again, Mother Luisa went to the Saint, and begged her not to take any notice of her unworthiness, but to consider that it was a matter of holy obedience, and to reveal more about her life. After that time, there came a day when Maria was alone in her cell and felt her eyes being closed. She heard the gracious voice of St. Philomena. The following account of the life of Saint Philomena is taken from the official account of Fr. Di Lucia’s Relazione Istorici di Santa Filomena and subsequent annals from locutions received by Sr. Luisa di Gesu in August of 1833. These revelations received approval by the Holy Office, (presently the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith) on December 21, 1833.
     
    "My dear Sister, I am the daughter of a Prince who governed a small state in Greece. My mother is also of royal blood. My parents were without children. They were idolaters. They continually offered sacrifices and prayers to their false gods.

    A doctor from Rome named Publius lived in the palace in the service of my father. This doctor professed Christianity. Seeing the affliction of my parents, by the impulse of the Holy Ghost, he spoke to them of Christianity, and promised to pray for them if they consented to receive Baptism. The grace which accompanied his words enlightened their understanding and triumphed over their will. They became Christians and obtained the long desired happiness that Publius had assured them as the reward of their conversion. At the moment of my birth, they gave me the name of "Lumena," an allusion to the light of Faith of which I had been, as it were, the fruit. The day of my Baptism they called me "Filumena," or "Daughter of Light," because on that day I was born to the Faith. The affection which my parents bore me was so great that they had me always with them.

    It was on this account that they took me to Rome on a journey that my father was obliged to make on the occasion of an unjust war with which he was threatened by the haughty Diocletian. I was then thirteen years old. On our arrival in the capital of the world, we proceeded to the palace of the Emperor and were admitted for an audience. As soon as Diocletian saw me, his eyes were fixed upon me. He appeared to be pre-possessed in this manner during the entire time that my father was stating with animated feelings everything that could serve for his defense.

    As soon as Father had ceased to speak, the Emperor desired him to be disturbed no longer, to banish all fear, to think only of living in happiness. These are the Emperor’s words, ‘I shall place at your disposal all the force of the Empire. I ask only one thing, that is the hand of your daughter.’ My father, dazzled with an honor he was far from expecting, willingly acceded on the spot to the proposal of the Emperor.

    When we returned to our own dwelling, Father and Mother did all they could to induce me to yield to Diocletian’s wishes and theirs. I cried, ‘Do you wish, that for the love of a man, I should break the promise I have made to Jesus Christ? My virginity belongs to him. I can no longer dispose of it.’

    ‘But you were young then, too young,’ answered my father, ‘to have formed such an engagement.’ He joined the most terrible threats to the command that he gave me to accept the hand of Diocletian. The grace of my God rendered me invincible, and my father, not being able to make the Emperor relent, in order to disengage himself from the promise he had given, was obliged by Diocletian to bring me to the Imperial Chamber.

    I had to withstand for some time beforehand a new attack from my father’s anger. My mother, uniting her efforts to his, endeavored to conquer my resolution. Caresses, threats, everything was employed touce me to compliance. At last, I saw both of my parents fall at my knees and say to me with tears in their eyes, ‘My child have pity on your father, your mother, your country, our country, our subjects.’

    ‘No! No,’ I answered them. ‘My virginity, which I have vowed to God, comes before everything, before you, before my country. My kingdom is heaven.’

     My words plunged them into despair and they brought me before the Emperor, who on his part did all in his power to win me. But his promises, his allurements, his threats, were equally useless. He then flew into a violent fit of anger and, influenced by the Devil, had me cast into one of the prisons of the palace, where he had me loaded with chains. Thinking that pain and shame would weaken the courage with which my Divine Spouse inspired me, he came to see me every day. After several days, the Emperor issued an order for my chains to be loosed, that I might take a small portion of bread and water. He renewed his attacks, some of which would have been fatal to purity had it not been for the grace of God.

    The defeats which he always experienced were for me the preludes to new tortures. Prayer supported me. I did not cease to recommend myself to Jesus and his most pure Mother. My captivity had lasted thirty-seven days, when, in the midst of a heavenly light, I saw Mary holding the Divine Son in her arms.

    ‘My daughter,’ she said to me, ‘three days more of prison and after forty days you shall leave this state of pain.’

    Such happy news made my heart beat with joy, but as the Queen of Angels had added that I should quit my prison, to sustain, in frightful torments a combat far more terrible than those preceding, I fell instantly from joy to the most cruel anguish; I thought it would kill me.

    ‘Have courage, my child,’ Mary then said to me; ‘are you unaware of the love of predilection that I bear for you? The name, which you received in baptism, is the pledge of it for the resemblance which it has to that of my Son and to mine. You are called Lumena, as your Spouse is called Light, Star, Sun, as I myself am called Aurora, Star, the Moon in the fullness of its brightness, and Sun. Fear not, I will aid you. Now nature, whose weakness humbles you, asserts its law. In the moment of combat, grace will come to lend you its force, and your Angel, who was also mine, Gabriel, whose name expresses strength, will come to your aid. I will recommend you especially to his care, as the well beloved among my children.’

       
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    Re: Saint Philomena
    « Reply #6 on: September 22, 2017, 06:18:58 PM »
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  • These words of the Queen of virgins gave me courage again, and the vision disappeared, leaving my prison filled with a celestial perfume. I experienced a joy out of this world. Something indefinable.

    What the Queen of Angels had prepared me for was soon experienced. Diocletian, despairing of bending me, decided on public chastisement to offend my virtue. He condemned me to be stripped and scourged like the Spouse I preferred to him. These are his horrifying words.

    ‘Since she is not ashamed to prefer to an Emperor like me, a malefactor condemned to an infamous death by his own people, she deserves that my justice shall treat her as he was treated.’

     The prison guards hesitated to unclothe me entirely but they did tie me to a column in the presence of the great men of the court. They lashed me with violence until I was bathed in blood. My whole body felt like one open wound, but I did not faint.

    The tyrant had me dragged back to the dungeon, expecting me to die. I hoped to join my heavenly Spouse. Two angels, shining with light, appeared to me in the darkness. They poured a soothing balm on my wounds, bestowing on me a vigor I did not have before the torture.

    When the Emperor was informed by the change that had come over me, he had me brought before him. He viewed me with a greedy desire and tried to persuade me that I owed my healing and regained vigor to Jupiter, another god that he, the Emperor, had sent to me. He attempted to impress me with his belief that Jupiter desired me to be Empress of Rome. Joining to these seductive words promises of great honor, including the most flattering words, Diocletian tried to caress me. Fiendishly, he attempted to complete the work of Hell which he had begun. The Divine Spirit to whom I am indebted for constancy in preserving my purity seemed to fill me with light and knowledge and to all the proofs which I gave of the solidity of our Faith, neither Diocletian nor his courtiers could find an answer.

    Then, the frenzied Emperor dashed at me, commanding a guard to chain an anchor around my neck and bury me deep in the waters of the Tiber. The order was executed. I was cast into the water, but God sent me two angels who unfastened the anchor. It fell into the river mud, where it remains no doubt to the present time. The angels transported me gently in full view of the multitude upon the riverbank. I came back unharmed, not even wet, after being plunged with the heavy anchor.

    When a cry of joy rose from the debauchers on the shore, and so many embraced Christianity by proclaiming their belief in my God, Diocletian attributed my preservation to secret magic. Then the Emperor had me dragged through the streets of Rome and shot with a shower of arrows. My blood flowed, but I did not faint. Diocletian thought that I was dying and commanded the guards to carry me back to the dungeon. Heaven honored me with a new favor there. I fell into a sweet sleep, and I found myself, on awaking, perfectly cured.

    Diocletian learned about it. ‘Well, then,’ he cried in a fit of rage, ‘let her be pierced with sharp darts a second time, and let her die in that torture.’ They hastened to obey him. Again, the archers bent their bows. They gathered all their strength, but the arrows refused to second their intentions. The Emperor was present. In a rage, he called me a magician, and thinking that the action of fire could destroy the enchantment, ordered the darts to be made in a furnace and directed against my heart. He was obeyed, but these darts, after having passed through a part of the space which they were to cross to come to me, took a quite contrary direction and returned to strike those by whom they had been hurled. Six of the archers were killed by them. Several among them renounced paganism, and the people began to render public testimony to the power of God that protected me.

    These murmurs and acclamations infuriated the tyrant. He determined to hasten my death by ordering my head to be cut off. My soul took flight towards my heavenly Spouse, who placed me, with the crown of virginity and the palm of martyrdom, in a distinguished place among the elect. The day that was so happy for me and saw me enter into glory was Friday, the third hour after mid-day, the same hour that saw my Divine Master expire."

    What is noteworthy from a historical perspective is not only that this revelation was confirmed by two other individuals unknown to each other (one a priest, the other a historian), but these other historical facts: 1) The Third Century Roman Emperor was known for executing Christians by the use of arrows, exemplified by St. Sebastian; 2) The Third Century Roman Emperor was also known for killing Christians by tying anchors around their necks and throwing them into the water; 3) The reference to "Lumena" -- the name given to her at birth, "Light" -- and then at Baptism, "Fi Lumena," "Daughter of Light," may explain the arrangement of the tiles found at the grave as "Lumena," her first given name, was on the first tile.

    The following are historical facts beginning with the discovery of St. Philomena’s tomb in 1802.

    May 24, 1802 - A Tomb Is Discovered
    Revolution, war, famine, atheism, and persecution had plagued Europe during the eighteenth century, and the Jansenist heresy had touched and withered the spiritual vigor of Catholics. Men cameo believe in their own abilities and the right of any man to think as they did.

    In these fierce days of persecution, the primitive Christians were obliged to perform the sacred rites of their holy religion in the subterranean caverns (cryptœ) which extend on every side of the Eternal City, but clustered most thickly at the south-east corner, near the Appain Way and the Ardeatine Way. These caverns, long-believed to have been originally mere sand-pits, arenaria, out of which sand was dug for building purposes, are now proved beyond all doubt to have been constructed at great expense by noble and wealthy Christian families as places of burial. During three consecutive centuries, the Catacombs, as they are called, were places where the faithful had their temples and altars; where they met to pray in common and where the Pontiffs celebrated "The Gathering," or the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. They were in constant use also up to the cessation of persecution, and even to 410 A.D as the last resting-place of the Saints and martyrs. In the terrible irruptions of the Goths and Lombards, many of these cemeteries, especially of the Via Salaria, were sacrilegiously plundered of their sacred treasures, and in part destroyed. When happier times ensued - at the commencement of the eighth century and culminating with Pope St. Paschal - all the relics of the Popes and principal martyrs and confessors which had hitherto lain in the Catacombs were removed for greater safety to the churches of Rome. As time passed, the Catacombs were abandoned and in great part closed, and the knowledge of them was lost altogether, until they were accidentally re-discovered by some laborer in the year 1578. Even then they seem to have been left unguarded, and permission was given to the faithful to take away whatever relics they chose.
     
    Painting of Saint Philomena commissioned by Saint John Vianney and is housed in the Shrine of Ars, France. Vianney reported that this is the exact likeness of Saint Philomena, who said that she appeared to him.

    Painting of Saint Philomena commissioned by Saint John Vianney and is housed in the Shrine of Ars, France.  Vianney reported that this is the exact likeness of Saint Philomena, who said that she appeared to him.
     
    By a special providence of God, the sacred tomb of St. Philomena was left unnoticed and undisturbed until it pleased Him in these later days to reveal Her glory to the entire world.

     
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    Re: Saint Philomena
    « Reply #7 on: September 22, 2017, 06:25:02 PM »
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  • When asked by Ms. Mary Philomena Mulcahy if Saint Philomena was an authentic Saint, Padre Pio affirmed that Saint Philomena, to whom he had a great devotion, "was indeed in heaven and that any confusion about her was the work of the devil because Saint Philomena was a source of faith to many." Padre Pio’s family was very devoted to Saint Philomena and, in fact, his sister was named Philomena.
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    Re: Saint Philomena
    « Reply #8 on: September 26, 2017, 11:19:23 PM »
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    • Miracles certified in published works on the Saint’s life, but of which the direct corroboration is unknown.
    • a – Healing of an ulcer on the hand which turned into cancer of a Neapolitan woman , while the body of Saint Philomena was in Naples in the house of Antonio Terres.
    In Naples, a noble woman had been sorely tried by her body; a hand ulcer had turned into cancer. Amputation was urgently required. All preparations had been carried out for the operation. By the evening, the pius woman, recalling that the early Christians would place on the affected part of the body some kind of relic of a Martyr to heal it, she applied on her horrible sore a small particle of Saint Philomena’s relics. The next morning the surgeon, uncovering with caution the patient’s hand, realized with wonder that the ulcer was no longer there. The hand was rosy and healthy like a baby’s. A verbal process of this healing was written down by the public notary Antonio Montuori.
    b – Healing of a crippled boy, eight days after the translation of 1805.
    This is how this miracle is described by Msgr. Gennaro Ippolito, Rector of the Sanctuary.”In the last of the eight days during the celebration of the Solemn Mass, at the moment the Sacred Host was raised, suddenly beside the widow Angela Guerriero, from the village of Mercogliano, and her only son, Modestino of about ten years of age crippled in such a way, that he could not even stand, stood up. His mother had brought him to the church with the hope of having him healed. The mother, watching him walking quickly to reach the urn, full of joy, began shouting miracle! miracle! All the people who knew the boy and his inability to walk repeated the same words. Then the boy was taken all around the village, walking and acclaiming by himself. A crowd of incredulous people were following him.”

    http://philomenafamily.org/?page_id=147

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    Re: Saint Philomena
    « Reply #9 on: September 29, 2017, 02:12:02 AM »
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  • b – Healing of a crippled boy, eight days after the translation of 1805.
    This is how this miracle is described by Msgr. Gennaro Ippolito, Rector of the Sanctuary.”In the last of the eight days during the celebration of the Solemn Mass, at the moment the Sacred Host was raised, suddenly beside the widow Angela Guerriero, from the village of Mercogliano, and her only son, Modestino of about ten years of age crippled in such a way, that he could not even stand, stood up. His mother had brought him to the church with the hope of having him healed. The mother, watching him walking quickly to reach the urn, full of joy, began shouting miracle! miracle! All the people who knew the boy and his inability to walk repeated the same words. Then the boy was taken all around the village, walking and acclaiming by himself. A crowd of incredulous people were following him.”

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    Re: Saint Philomena
    « Reply #10 on: September 29, 2017, 08:50:53 AM »
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  •           the name of St. Philolmena, Martyr, can’t be completely eliminated, but, as far as the Vatican is concerned, she is an “unperson”; she never actually existed.  
    The Vatican II popes canonized more saints than all the prior popes of 1960 years PUT TOGETHER! They ended up even canonizing themselves. Yet they remove St. Philomena?

    "By their deeds you shall know them".  
    The Vatican II church - Assisting Souls to Hell Since 1962

    For there shall arise false Christs and false prophets, and shall show great signs and wonders, insomuch as to deceive (if possible) even the elect. Mat 24:24


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    Re: Saint Philomena
    « Reply #11 on: September 30, 2017, 01:28:18 AM »
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  • c – Healing of a blind girl
    It’s once again Ippolito reporting this; In the vespers of the same day, the eighth day after the translation of 1805, the size of the crowd that attended was incredible, the majority not being able to enter the church, was forced to stay outside. During the preaching of Fr. Antonio Vetrani, Missionary of the Congregation of St. Peter in Cesarano in the Mugnano area, a woman from Avella was allowed into the church with her little girl of about two years, blind because of smallpox and considered incurable by the main doctors of Naples.
    As soon as that mother was close to the sacred urn, she applied the oil from the lamp on her girl’s eyes who, in that instant, recovered her eyesight (fig. 9).
    Both mother and daughter started to shout, the daughter with happiness, the mother with faith; Instantly, inside and outside the Church the news of the miracle began to spread, and the crowd where in turmoil with curiosity! There was a man present who had the reputation of a non believer. Struck by the marvel he had witnessed, he offered spontaneously to help financially with the erection of the chapel that for some time had been planned to be built for the Saint’s cult. Here, we have two miracles, the opening of the eyes of an innocent girl, and the opening of the eyes of the soul in a sinner”.

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    Re: Saint Philomena
    « Reply #12 on: October 02, 2017, 03:14:45 AM »
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  • d – Healing of the canonical Msgr. Don Joseph Stella, assistant of the Archbishop of Imola, Msgr. Giovanni Maria Mastai Ferretti, later Pius IX.
    It is once again the Rector of the Sanctuary, Fr. Gennaro Ippolito, who describes this; The Canonical Msgr. Don Joseph Stella, assistant of the Archbishop of Imola Msgr. Giovanni Maria Mastai Ferretti (today gloriously reigning Highest Pontiff Pius IX), great devotee of Saint Philomena and propagator of her cult in that city in the year 1834 was ready to close his eyes for the last time and to meet his maker, when looking at a picture of the saint that he had near his bed, he sincerely invoked her. The Divine Protectress with a particular sign informed him that she was donating him full recovery. Healed, he decided to go in person to the Sanctuary in Mugnano to give thanks to the Saint and remained for six days to fulfil this duty.
    His health remained perfect, he provided important services to the reigning Highest Pontiff Pius IX for over 40 years, and in the month of July 1870 occupying the post of wardrobe valet to the Pope at a respected age he passed on to a better life, .

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    Re: Saint Philomena
    « Reply #13 on: October 03, 2017, 04:23:51 AM »
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  • e – Resurrection from the death of an eight year old boy.
    It is still Ippolito that writes; “Rosa Di Lucia, noblewoman of Mugnano cousin of Fr. Francesco D., Caretaker of the Sacred Body of Saint Philomena, one day while holding one of her sons only eight years old who had been ill for a long time saw him passing away in her motherly arms. After having wet the cold corpse with the warmest of tears, and having made sure that there was trace of life, animated by true faith, she took the dear image of the Thaumaturgic Saint, and placing it on the small body of her deceased son, with loud screams and uncontrollable crying she kept begging for the grace of life; and the son like someone waking up after a deep lethargic sleep, rose again to new life and gave himself to the love of his mother”.

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  • All these posts about the miracles from the intercession of Saint Philomena are great, but they don't answer the problem that the Modernist Vatican has completely eliminated her from it's archives.  As far as your pope is concerned, she never existed.

     

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