This is our beautiful Saint Philip Neri Plaque. St. Philip Neri (1515-1595) is called the “Apostle of Rome.” He is best known as the founder of the Congregation of the Oratory. A wonderful gift for birthdays, first communions, confirmations, and the feast day of St. Philip Neri on May 26th.
A Solid Bronze Plaque in Two Sizes
Available in two sizes – small (p51k – 2 x 1.8 inches) and large (p203g – 7.75 x 6.4 inches), this solid bronze plaque has a notch on the back to allow for easy hanging on any wall at home or in the office. This plaque – conceived and realized by a bronzesmith of world renown in Germany – is a great gift for that special “Philip” in your life!
Saint of Joy, Saint of Humor
Saint Philip Neri, one of the patron saints of Rome, was during his lifetime a true sign of contradiction. Immersed in the post-Renaissance malaise of his time ad living in a corrupt Rome filled with apathetic clergy, he pursued a life of piety combined with playful humor and a shrewd wit. St. Philip considered a cheerful temperament more a mark of Christians than a melancholy one. For him, “A joyful heart is more easily made perfect than a downcast one.”