Shrine of St. Philomena - Briggsville, Wisconsin
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Archived2012
N 43° 39.583 W 089° 35.277
16T E 291327 N 4837334
Quick Description: The stained glass windows, embellishing the Shrine of St. Philomena at Briggsville tell the entire story of the life and tortures of the Beloved Saint. These windows are carried out in pictorial and symbolic manner.
Location: Wisconsin, United States
Date Posted: 5/15/2009 6:43:03 PM
Waymark Code: WM6D5R
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member TheBeanTeam
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Long Description:
Window one represents the Apparition of the blessed Virgin with the Infant Savior to the "Little Saint", while fettered in her tomb below the royal palace. The statue for this reason does not face forward, but gazes up at the representation of the Apparition.

Window two is the first of three symbolic windows in the rear of the Shrine. It is to be noted that the conventionalized Oak Leaf is used in four panels of each of these, denoting strength and courage. The central panels of each of these three windows represent a phase of her martyrdom. Window two the Pillar and the Scourges. The corner emblems: the crown for royalty and her victory over persecution and death; the Holy Spirit for guidance; the censor with smoke arising, for prayer; and lastly the flaming heart for the love of St. Philomena for Christ.

Window three has the central symbol, the anchor with rope. The corner emblems; "Pax Tecum" and "Philomena." (Peace be with you Philomena) for the inscription found on her tomb; the lower panels, angel, with rope and angel with ointment.

Window four has the central symbol, the arrows. (Two pointed in opposite directions, and one with a curve line upon it, signifying fire). The corner emblems; the cross with Aura (Lumina) for light which came to her parents in their conversion from paganism to Christianity; the lilies for purity; the votive light for offering (martyred for Christ's sake); palm for victory of persecution.

Window five is another pictorial window. It shows the final phase of her martyrdom, by being beheaded. The archangel Gabriel stands at her side; poised to place the Crown of Martyrdom upon her head and the palms of victory in her arms, while the ax-man with a fiendish glee upon his face, is poised ready to carry out the last phase of the cruel torments commanded by her Emperor.

Source-Brochure: Her devoted servant - Susan Hilliard
Director of Her Wisconsin Archconraternity Chapter and the Manager of her National Shrine
Type of building where window is located: Other

N565 CTH A
Briggsville, WI USA

Days of Operation: Everyday

Hours of Operation: From: 12:00 AM To: 12:00 AM

Admission Charge: Not Listed

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