July 13, 2019

Feast of Santa Trofimena di Minori

Evviva Santa Trofimena!
Photos by New York Scugnizzo
July 13th is the Feast of Santa Trofimena di Minori, virgin and martyr. Patroness of Minori, Salerno (SA) and Patti, Messina (ME), she is also the protector of children. One of three major observances held in her honor, the Feast commemorates the translation of the Saint’s stolen relics back from Benevento to Minori on July 13th, 839. Santa Trofimena is also venerated on November 5th—which according to popular tradition is when her relic (with the aid of an angel) washed ashore from Sicily in 640—and on November 27th, the anniversary of the rediscovery of her relic during the reconstruction of the cathedral in 1793. In celebration, I'm posting a Prayer to Santa Trofimena. The above photos of the Saint were taken during my 2010 visit to Minori. The pictures below were taken at Saint Michael's Church in New Haven, Connecticut and The Shrine Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
Prayer to Santa Trofimena
Glory to Thee O Trofimena, Saint in the highest and Mother and Patroness of Minori. Glory to Thee Santa Trofimena, The gentle lull of the sea gave us your natural remains. Glory to Thee Santa Trofimena, You have chosen Minori as your humble abode.
(L) Santa Trofimena, Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
Santa Trofimena, New Haven, Connecticut