Thursday, April 10, 2008

Saint Philomena

Saint Philomena

Also known as
Filomena; Filumena; Philumena; Philomene; Thaumaturga of the Nineteenth Century; Wonder Worker of the Nineteenth Century
Memorial
11 August; removed from the general calendar in 1961 by Pope John XXIII

Patron saint of babies; Patron saint of barrenness; Patron saint of bodily ills; Patron saint of children; Patron saint of children of Mary; Patron saint of desperate causes; Patron saint of forgotten causes; Patron saint of impossible causes; Patron saint of infants; Patron saint of infertility; Patron saint of lost causes; Patron saint of Living Rosary; Patron saint of newborns; Patron saint of orphans; Patron saint of poor people; Patron saint of priests; Patron saint of sick people; Patron saint of sickness; Patron saint of sterility; Patron saint of toddlers; Patron saint of young people; Patron saint of youth

Prayer to Saint Philomena

O most pure Virgin, glorious Martyr, Saint Philomena, whom God in His eternal power has revealed to the world in these unhappy days in order to revive the faith, sustain the hope and enkindle the charity of Christian souls, behold me prostrate at thy feet. Deign, O Virgin, full of goodness and kindness, to receive my humble prayers and to obtain for me that purity for which thou didst sacrifice the most alluring pleasures of the world, that strength of soul which made thee resist the most terrible attacks and that ardent love for our Lord Jesus Christ, which the most frightful torments could not extinguish in thee. So, that wearing thy holy cord and imitating thee in this life, I may one day be crowned with thee in heaven. Amen.

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