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Prayers To Saint Philomena


Humbly kneeling before thy throne, O great and glorious Virgin, Saint Philomena, I beseech thee to look with favor on the petitions I present to thee. My Patroness, Saint Philomena, pray for me and help me!

Glory be to the Father, etc.

Overwhelmed with sorrow and distress, I have need of thee, great Saint. Heed my supplications and help me in my present tribulation. O glorious Saint, pray for me and help me!

Glory be to the Father, etc.

Inconsolable in my grief and weighed down with so many trials, I turn trustingly to thee. O valiant Saint, beseech God to have compassion on me. My powerful advocate, pray for me and help me!

Glory be to the Father, etc.

Courageous Martyr, well do I know that my grievous sins deserve God's severe punishment. Good Saint Philomena, beseech God to pardon me all my sins and to teach me the ways of His holy Love. Illustrious Saint, beloved child of Jesus and Mary, pray for me and help me!

Glory be to the Father, etc.

Kind Saint, look graciously upon this house and bless the members of our family who devoutly honor thee. Wipe away our tears and smile benignly upon us, imparting the blessings of peace, hope, love and good health to all of us. O wonder working Saint, pray for us and help us!

Glory be to the Father, etc.

O child of Wisdom, well thou knowest the graces of which I stand in need, so be with me at every moment of my life, but be with me especially at the hour of my death. Establish my soul in peace, protect me from danger, and permit me to enjoy thy sweet companionship here, as well as in eternity. All-powerful Saint, hear and help me! AMEN.

Glory be to the Father, etc.

Through the merits of thy cruel martyrdom,
Saint Philomena, hear and help me!
(3 times)


Prayer For Purity

O GLORIOUS Saint Philomena, who animated by a burning love for Jesus our Saviour, didst shine in Holy Church by the splendor of perfect virginity and the practice of the most heroic virtues, obtain for us of thy Divine Spouse the grace to keep ever unsullied the precious treasure of chastity and to practice with generosity the virtues of our state, that having, after thy example, walked in His footsteps during our life on earth, we may, with thee, rejoice in His glory eternally.


A Parent's Consecration of His Child

O Saint Philomena, I place my children in thy keeping. Illustrious Virgin, who so thoroughly understood the excellence of purity, keep their souls pure and holy in the sight of God. Wise young maiden, who so fully comprehended the infinite value of eternal treasures and the shallowness of temporal riches and power, instruct my children in the value of things spiritual. Assist them in building up rich treasures in the storehouse of Heaven, where their wealth can neither be destroyed, nor taken from them.

Courageous Martyr, who died in torment rather than offend the All Good God, teach my children a true horror of sin and a love of true virtue. I implore thee, Saint Philomena, to obtain for them the courage to suffer persecution and tortures bravely rather than to deny Almighty God.

I ask these favors with complete confidence, Saint Philomena, because I know that thou, who gave all to God, can obtain all from Him and I am sure that thou wouldst never refuse to hear the prayer of a parent who implores thy help for the eternal salvation of his/her child. Amen


Novena Prayer to Saint Philomena

O faithful virgin and glorious martyr, Saint Philomena, who works so many miracles on behalf of the poor and sorrowful, 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 favourable answer to the request which I now humbly lay before you (here specify your petition). I am firmly conviced that through the 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 the joy of my heart I will bless God, who is admirable in His saints. Amen


Litany of Saint Philomena

Composed by Saint Jean Marie Vianney, Cure of Ars. (for private use)

Lord, have mercy on us.
Christ, have mercy on us.
Lord, have mercy on us.
Christ, hear us.
Christ, graciously hear us.

God the Father of heaven, have mercy on us.
God the Son, Redeemer of the world, have mercy on us.
God the Holy Ghost, have mercy on us.
Holy Trinity, one God, have mercy on us.
Holy Mary, Queen of Virgins, pray for us.

Saint Philomena, pray for us.
Saint Philomena, filled with the most abundant graces from your very birth, pray for us.
Saint Philomena, faithful imitator of Mary, pray for us.
Saint Philomena, model of virginity, pray for us.
Saint Philomena, temple of the most perfect humility, pray for us.
Saint Philomena, inflamed with zeal for the Glory of God, pray for us.
Saint Philomena, victim of the love of Jesus, pray for us.
Saint Philomena, example of strength and perseverance, pray for us.
Saint Philomena, invincible champion of chastity, pray for us.
Saint Philomena, mirror of most heroic virtues, pray for us.
Saint Philomena, firm and intrepid in the face of torments, pray for us.
Saint Philomena, scourged like thy Divine Spouse, pray for us.
Saint Philomena, pierced by a shower of arrows, pray for us.
Saint Philomena, consoled in chains by the Mother of God, pray for us.
Saint Philomena, miraculously healed in prison, pray for us.
Saint Philomena, comforted by angels in the your torments, pray for us.
Saint Philomena, who preferred torments and death to the splendours of a throne, pray for us
Saint Philomena, who converted the witnesses of your martyrdom, pray for us.
Saint Philomena, who wore out the fury of your executioners, pray for us.
Saint Philomena, protectress of the innocent, pray for us.
Saint Philomena, patroness of youth, pray for us.
Saint Philomena, refuge of the unfortunate, pray for us.
Saint Philomena, health of the sick and the weak, pray for us.
Saint Philomena, new light of the Church Militant, pray for us.
Saint Philomena, who confounds the impiety of the world, pray for us.
Saint Philomena, who stimulates the faith and courage of the faithful, pray for us.
Saint Philomena, whose name is glorious in Heaven and feared in hell, pray for us.
Saint Philomena, made illustrious by the most striking miracles, pray for us.
Saint Philomena, all powerful with God, pray for us.
Saint Philomena, who reign in glory, pray for us.

Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world, spare us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world, graciously hear us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world, have mercy on us.

V. Pray for us, Saint Philomena

R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.


Let Us Pray

We implore Thee, O Lord, by the intercession of Saint Philomena, Virgin and Martyr, who was ever most pleasing to Thine eyes for her eminent purity and the practice of every virtue, pardon us our sins and grant us all graces we need (name any special grace you may require). Through Christ Our Lord. AMEN.