Welcome to the World of Saint Philomena
St. Philomena, daughter of the light, leads us to Jesus Christ, who said “I AM the light of the world.” (John 8:12)
Welcome to the official website of The Universal Archconfraternity of Saint Philomena – often referred to by devotees worldwide as “The Family of Saint Philomena.” The Universal Archconfraternity of Saint Philomena brings together all of the Saint Philomena organizations, groups, centers and confraternities worldwide. The Universal Archconfraternity of Saint Philomena is recognized is within the Catholic Church and is the only officially recognized movement of devotion to Saint Philomena.
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The Universal Archconfraternity of Saint Philomena is an international, worldwide movement of the faithful devoted to St. Philomena the Wonder Worker and Virgin Martyr that promotes the love of Our Lord Jesus Christ and His Holy Mother the Virgin Mary. Individual Centers, through their local autonomy, promote the devotion to Saint Philomena and support the work of the Sanctuary of Saint Philomena. This officially sanctioned website works diligently to keep visitors informed of important happenings regarding Saint Philomena globally, as well as important to information of local interest. Our core goal is very transparent; we seek to deliver a simple truth, the same truth that inspired our Saint Philomena almost 1750 years ago. We seek to inform others of the paramount importance of the way St. Philomena chose to live her life – a life of Heroic Christian Purity. Saint Philomena, if she had so chosen, could have become the Empress of Rome, the highest position of wealth, power and influence imaginable. Yet she chose to honor her promise of Chastity to Our Lord Jesus Christ. In so doing forsake materialism, ego and pride. Her example and message of Heroic Christian Purity is immensely important to the youth of our time. This child Saint was allowed by God to be kept hidden in the catacombs until the moment He knew she would be needed most. That time is now – for the world has great need of her unselfish example. There is work to be done and no time to waste.
“Behold, your mother” (John 19:27) At the cross, Jesus makes Mary the Mother of us all, crowned with twelve stars. (Revelation 12:1) She is Queen of heaven and earth and sits beside Jesus as our intercessor.
She is the model of purity and humility and we strive to follow as her daughters and sons in Jesus Christ. Our St. Philomena family of devotees throughout the world is united in “doing whatever Jesus tells us” (John 2:5) as our Mother proclaimed at the Wedding at Cana. She lovingly comes to us and leads us to Jesus. May Jesus Christ be Praised