Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Mysore and around - Part 4 St. Philomina Church



" Saint Philomena is a saint and martyr of the Roman Catholic Church. She is said to have been a young Greek princess martyred in the 4th century. The remains of a teenage girl no older than 14 were discovered on May 24, 1802 in the Catacombs of Saint Priscilla at the Via Salaria inRome. Accompanying these remains were a set of tiles bearing a fragmented inscription containing the words LUMENA PAXTE CUMFI, words of no known meaning in any language. The letters were rearranged to read PAX TECUM FILUMENA, which in Latin translates to Peace with you, Filumena.[2] Various vessels, including one allegedly containing blood, were also found in the tomb. From these discoveries, it was concluded that a Christian named Filumena (Philomena) was buried in the tomb and the vessel containing blood was thought to be her relic, an evidence of a martyr's death."
- Wkipedia


Camera is not allowed inside this imposing church . A few pictures taken from outside this fantastic place. 








We were not alone..!




He does not like my intrusion ..  let me leave him alone..!

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8 comments:

  1. I have been there and it is an imposing structure, to stand in front of it you are overwhelmed!!
    Beautiful pics.

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  2. Breathtaking captures of a gorgeous, imposing cathedral! I always enjoy your tours and love the touch of humor, nature and family that you include! It makes for a very special tour indeed! Hope your week is going well, Sridharan!

    Sylvia

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  3. Thanks Arti, Yes..it really is overwhelming to stand in front of it..I had to move far away and sit on the floor to capture the full height.. that too diagonally..!

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  4. You are very kind with your nice words.. Thanks Sylvia.. I am glad you like the tour.. My week is going good..,bit hectic at work though..!

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  5. I have visited this long ..long ago, so long ago it is nice to see it through your post again.

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  6. Thanks for stopping by and commenting Chitra. I couldn't visit it on the previous occasion and made it a point to stop by this place during this visit and glad I did it.

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