Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Feast of St. Philomena

Our Dear Friend and Patron
Pray for us!

O FAITHFUL VIRGIN and glorious martyr, St. Philomena, who works so many miracles on behalf of the poor and sorrowing, have pity on me. Thou knowest the multitude and diversity of my needs. Behold me at thy feet, full of misery, but full of hope. I entreat thy charity , O great Saint! Graciously hear me and obtain from God a favorable answer to the request which I now humbly lay before thee ... (Here specify your petition.) I am firmly convinced that through thy merits, through the scorn, the sufferings and the death thou didst endure, united to the merits of the Passion and death of Jesus, thy Spouse, I shall obtain what I ask of thee, and in the joy of my heart I will bless God, who is admirable in His Saints. Amen.

Saint Philomena, Powerful with God, Pray for us!
* To read about the life of St. Philomena, the patron saint of our daughter Theresa Philomena, please visit her blog today!
*Click on the above picture to arrive at the official sanctuary website of St. Philomena at Mugnano, Italy.


Linda Higgins said...

Yesterdays post was a lot of fun to watch at the Mayo Clinic. I have had to do a lot of catching up since my daughter has been in town. When she is gone tomorrow I will have a lot to post and then try and comment on everyone's blogs! It is exhausting having company!

Mama to much! said...

I love that picture of St. Philomena. Everytime I see that picture, I just think of my Marilyn Philomena and how she was given the prefect name, especially looking into the eyes of that picture!

St. Philomena, so powerful, pray for us!

Richard Donley Fox said...

You can learn more about Saint Philomena at: www.philomena.org