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Monday, August 11, 2014

St. Philomena

picture from Catholic Tradition

On Friday, a young Catholic lady who is a member of my Lilla Rose team, emailed me, sharing, "Last night when I was praying my St. Philomena novena (my Confirmation saint & sisters) I saw the anchor with her image & was blown away that this month's flexi is a St. Philomena flexi! :)  St. Philomena, pray for us! St. Dominic, pray for us!"

Although a friend's daughter is named after this wonderful saint, I have other friends who are parishioners at a parish named after her, and a friend recently spoke to me at the beach about St. Philomena's cord, I didn't know much about St. Philomena. So, I started reading about her. St. Philomena is truly a beautiful saint!

May we always be anchored in Hope and anchored in God!

Saint Philomena Prayer
Hail, O innocent Philomena, who, for love of Jesus, preserved the lily of thy virginity in all its brightness. Hail, O illustrious Philomena, who shed thy blood so courageously for Jesus Christ.
I bless the Lord for all the graces He granted thee during thy lifetime, and most especially at the hour of thy death. I praise Him and glorify Him for the honor and power with which He has crowned thee, and I beseech thee to obtain for me from God the graces I request through thy intercession.
Saint Philomena, beloved daughter of Jesus and Mary,
pray for us who have recourse to thee!
taken from Catholic Tradition

Happy Feast of St. Philomena!


  1. I have just discovered St Philomena, but she seems to be popping up all over the place. I am definitely developing an attachment to her. Do you know of any good St Philomena young adult books? I have an idea to make up a St Philomena "prize-pack" for my Goddaughter's birthday. She is turning 13. I want to get the Cd from Lighthouse Media and a couple of devotional items from the St Philomena shrine in Italy. I thought a nice book would be great to include as well. Thanks.

    1. Hi Jennifer,

      I am sorry, but I cannot recommend a specific book. I have been thinking about eventually purchasing one of the books below, but I don't know if either of them would be appropriate for a young teenager.
      St. Philomena: The Wonderworker by Fr. Paul O'Sullivan
      St. Philomena: Powerful with God

      I hope that your goddaughter has a Happy Birthday.


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