“Thanks be to God, who in Christ always leads us in triumph, and through us spreads the fragrance of the knowledge of him everywhere.”
~2 Corinthians 2:14
Christ led St. Philomena to triumph. All martyrs are triumphant in their death because they gave their lives to God. Through her death, St. Philomena spreads the fragrance of knowledge of Him. This knowledge is the Faith and because of her death, many people even today come to know God in a new and intimate way.
Spreading the fragrance of God is something we can do every day, be it by example, deed, or word. We have the power through Christ Jesus to change lives in small and large ways. We spread our own fragrance and the world is forever changed by it. We must be sure we teach only the truth, which means we must utilize the graces we receive in the sacraments and through prayer.
St. Philomena, we ask that you intercede for us before the throne of God for the graces we need to be triumphant. Help us spread the fragrance of the knowledge of God. Amen.
-Courtney C. Filomena Lee