|STA. FILOMENA, enshrined in the ancient brick church of |
Alcala, Cagayan--the widest church in the Philippines
|TOMBSTONE INSCRIPTIONS, found on the tomb of Sta. Filomena|
|STA. FILOMENA, VIRGEN y MARTIR|
|MARTYRDOM OF STA. FILOMENA|
In Feb. 1961, the Holy See had her name removed from all liturgical calendars that mentioned her. This order did not call into question her existence or sainthood, nor prevent popular devotion to the saint.
|ST.PHILOMENE CHURCH, Alcala, Cagayan|
The Spanish colonial brick-red church is regarded as the widest church in the Philippines, and the largest in the Archdiocese of Tuguegarao at 67 m in length, 24 m in width, and 12.5 m in height. Construction began in 1881 under the term of Fr. Casamiro Gonzalez, which was completed by Fr. Pedro Perez.
Enshrined in the altar is the revered image of Sta. Filomena, an old de vestir image, dressed in her vestment and holding a palm of her martyrdom. The origins of this image is not known. Sta. Filomena, is the patroness of young girls, babies and youths.
|STA. FILOMENA NOVENA|
composed by St. John Ma.Vianney