St Philomena Chaplet - The Little Crown of Saint Philomena
The chaplet of Saint Philomena is also known as the Little Crown of Saint Philomena & is traditionally made with a total of 16 beads. The first 3 beads are white in honor of the Holy Trinity & the loop of prayer beads has 13 red beads, one for each year of Philomena's short life. The color red signifies her martyrdom, and the white beads represent virginity and purity.
Philomena is the patron saint of youth (especially babies & young children), students sitting exams, young married couples, expectant mothers and motherhood.
I've made this wee chaplet rosary with Swarovski pearls in red and white, each 8mm round and linked with silver rosary wire. The loop meets at a center connector of the Virgin Mary with the Sacred Face of Jesus on the other side, and the chaplet is completed with a silver pewter filigree crucifix & a medal of St Philomena.
Length: 24cm / 9.5 inches;
Cross: 4cm / 1.6 inches;
Medal: 2.5cm / 1 inch tall;
Beads: 8mm Swarovski® pearls.
Philomena became known as the "wonder worker" after hundreds of miraculous cures were attributed to her intercession and was beatified in 1837. St Philomena, who the pope named as the Patroness of the Living Rosary and the Patroness of the Children of Mary, is the only person recognized as a saint solely on the basis of her powerful intercession.
This lovely little chaplet comes attractively wrapped.