St. Philomena oil contains appropriate herbs and essential oils for working with this saint whether you're honoring her, making an offering of the oil itself to her, or calling on her to petition her aid in something specific.
St. Philomena was martyred in the early 300s in Rome when she was only about 14 years old, as the legend goes. Her relics weren't discovered, and thus her public veneration didn't begin, until the 1800s. But her popularity has grown in leaps and bounds ever since with no signs of slowing or stopping.
Known as the Wonder Worker, she's invoked by devotees for all kinds of things when other measures have failed and it seems pretty much hopeless. Some call her the patron saint of the impossible. In that respect she's become something of a companion saint to St. Jude in contemporary folk practice.
Those who have formed a relatioship with her have sought and received her help with everything from the conversion of unbelievers to fertility problems, healthy pregnancy and delivery, cure of mental illness, and the sale of real estate. She's said to have effected miraculous cures of injuries and illnesses ranging from heart defects to cancer. But officially, she's the patron of babies and children and is considered the patroness of the living rosary. Padre Pio called her the Princess of Heaven.
In some houses and temples in traditions of the African diaspora, she is known as a lwa in her own right as the helpful and pleasant Filomez. She helps those who make their livings as market sellers, removes negativity and evil from the surroundings, and grants the ability to have prophetic dreams.
USAGE: Oils are for prayer and ritual use; they are not cosmetics or perfumes. While some customers do wear this oil as an anointing oil (which is not the same thing as wearing a perfume or cologne), they are careful to do a skin test first, since they know that I cannot possibly predict individual sensitivities or allergic reactions. All-natural does not equal hypoallergenic, y'all!
SHIPPING / HANDLING TIMES: Please note published handling times, which start at 5 business days and will be longer for large and/or custom orders. Why? Two reasons.
One, I make all my formulas in tiny batches and I work one order at a time. For instance, I don't decant my oil out of the mother bottle into a customer's bottle until an order's been placed. I handle all the stages of formula creation and order fulfillment myself from start to finish and bless each individual item myself for every order.
The payoff for your patience is that you get fresh blends and powerful products made the old fashioned way, by hand and with focused intent, by a worker with 35 years of experience who is paying personal attention to *your* items. And that personal attention is my goal, not one- or two-day turnaround.
Two, I live in the middle of nowhere, seriously. Sometimes the dirt road scares delivery drivers, especially after a storm, and UPS drivers have marked packages I've ordered undeliverable more than a couple of times. The postal service has just plain skipped my house before if they didn't have anything to drop off, so they didn't pick up what I had ready to go out. One of the service crew at my ISP is afraid of my chickens -- stuff like that. So I have to count on time-eating disruptions out here.
LEGALESE: For external use only. Keep away from children. All items are sold as curios and/or for educational purposes in the study of folklore and popular religion. I use these items myself, though - I don't sell anything I haven't used myself - and repeat customers have sworn by my line of traditional formulas since I started selling them online in 2002. Nearly everything I carry is hand-made or hand-blended by me, from recipes I have learned or developed over the course of a lifetime spent around this work.
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