THE CORD OF SAINT PHILOMENA
The cord is white and red, the white representing faith and virginity; the red the Saint's blood shed in martyrdom.
The cord is usually worn around the waist, but may be worn around the wrist or carried somewhere else.
Wearers of the cord should have the intention of honouring Saint Philomena to the best of their ability in order to merit her protection against evils of soul and body, and to obtain through her intercession perfect chastity and the spirit of faith.
Wearers of the Holy Cord are recommended to say this prayer daily:
"O Saint Philomena, Virgin and Martyr, pray for me that through your powerful intercession I may obtain that purity of mind and heart which lead to the perfect love of God. Amen."