St. Philomena Novena

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St Philomena NovenaWe will begin praying this novena August 2nd and her feast day is August 11th.

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About St. Philomena

Although very little is known about St. Philomena, devotion to her is widespread. She is known as a powerful intercessor and many saints and popes have had a devotion to her.

For hundreds of years, St. Philomena was entirely unknown, but then in 1802 the bones of a young girl were discovered in the catacomb of St. Priscilla in Rome. The tomb indicated that she was likely a virgin and martyr named Philomena. In 1805 the remains were moved to Mugnano, Italy and there were soon reports of miraculous healings taking place there.

According to, “Her popularity soon became widespread, with her most memorable devotees being St. John Vianney, St. Madeleine Sophie Barat, St. Peter Eymard, and St. Peter Chanel. After being miraculously cured, Ven. Pauline Jaricot insisted that Pope Gregory XVI begin an examination for the beatification of St. Philomena, who was to become known as the “wonder worker”. After hundreds of other miraculous cures, she was beatified in 1837. St. Philomena, who the pope named as the Patroness of the Living Rosary and the Patroness of the Children of Mary, is the only person recognized as a saint solely on the basis of her powerful intercession.”

St. Philomena Novena Prayers

Dearest St. Philomena, your prayers are powerful because you are so close to Our Lord. Your child-like faith and devotion are an inspiration to all of the faithful. Many miracles have occurred as a result of your intercession. In your closeness to Our Lord, please lift up these my intentions in prayer…

(state your intentions)

St. Philomena, at such a young age, you gave everything to Jesus to be come a consecrated virgin for the Kingdom. Giving even more, you gave your live as you suffered a martyr’s death to preserve your gift to our Lord. Pray for me, that I might have the same faith and willingness to accept God’s will no matter the cost.


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  1. Please pray for me, I have Fibromyalgia and along with it I can not sleep,please help for sleep, pain and the right med. for sleep and pain.

  2. I pray for a sporting request which brings so much happiness to so many people. I pray for good luck and St Philomena’s intercession before Divine Mercy. Amen. Thank you

  3. St. Philomena please join me as I Pray to St. Philimena to request for me to Our Lord to heal the left lower back, my left hip and my left leg. The pain is so bad I cannot walk unless I bend over.

  4. Pray for my son that his behavior improve. That his sore throat get better. That his sinus clear up.that he will sleep better understand more.

  5. Dear Saint Philomena,
    I pray to you that all the hatered and anger I have in my heart and soul be gone forever. That I will have nothing but forgiveness and peace in my mind,body and soul.
    I also ask Saint Philomena that you send me my husband soon. A kind, caring and respectful man.
    Thank you Saint Philomena for listening to my prayers.

  6. St. Philomena please pray for me and
    ask God in the name of Jesus to please heal the left side of my body. I have a adamaged nerve that is causing me a great deal of pain. Thank you.

  7. St Philomena, please give me a miracle and help me to get out of this awful situation I put myself in. Please give me a miracle and protect my future. Please help me to stay strong and hopeful and put my full trust in the Lord. Amen

  8. St. Phelomena, intercede for me in my sickness of Blood Pressure so that when i go for my next review next week i will be ok and the pressure will be back to normal.

    Again intercede for my niece Esmeralda who is giving me problems in her behavior in school. She has been having cases of indiscipline so that she can change her morals and live Godly life. I struggle to pay for her schools fees but she still has cases of indiscipline to an extend of being suspended from school. Help me St. Philemona i really want my niece to have a bright future. In Jesus name i believe and trust, Amen

  9. St Philomena

    please give a miracle to my childrens father. he is struggling with lung cancer. I ask for your intercession to give him a miracle/a second chance at life. However this may be, please guide him or lead him to physician or physicians who can make this possible. In Jesus name I pray this to you.

  10. For me and Steve to take our love to next level, so he can forgive and let me in to his heart
    I do love him am praying novena to St Philomena starting today. Will keep posted.

  11. Pray that my vein procedure be successful and be down soon. Pray that I have peace of mind. That a soul mate enter into my life a.pray that my son deposit in his account. That his worker work out. And his health improved.

  12. Dear St. Philomena. Please intercede on my son’s behalf on two fronts: his health and his marital status. Please help his health to improve immediately and long term and please please let him meet a Godly woman that he can love and cherish in holy matrimony and that she will do the same. He is desperately lonely. I need your intercession desperately. Please answer my prayers for my son.

  13. Pray that I will not lose hope in life. Give me strength to care for my disabled son.bring joy and happiness in my life. A soul mate a.that my vein procedure be successful and my insurance card come soon. And I find a new doctor.

  14. Dear St Philomena please answer my prayers and intercede for me. I ask that my husband, daughter and son in law have more patience. Anymore my husband acts more insensitive and acts like he doesn’t want me around. I pray that our money problems get resolved which may be adding to the problem. My grandchildren are very loved and treated well. I ask for everyone to always have patience with them.
    This next one is hard to say, I know my daughter loves me but she’s so hurtful on the way she talks to me anymore and so disrespectful. I come from a caring and loving family who are considerate of each other so this is so heart breaking for me right now. We brought her up well but she treats me like a child anymore and she never use to be like that. Please please intercede for me St Philomena and please answer my prayers.

  15. Dear St Philomena,
    Please pray for my husband Mike that his prostate cancer will have disappeared when he starts radiation therapy in April for God’s glory. Please pray that this trial will be for the benefit of our eternal salvation and that of our children and grandchildren. Not my will but God’s will be done.

  16. Dear St Philomena, I lift up Ron to our Lord today and I ask your loving intercession on his behalf. May our dear Lord Jesus touch his heart and help him to choose to go on the journey of healing Jesus has for Him, that he so desperately needs. May the Lord also please make his will for me in this situation at this time known to me and grant me the gift of the graces I need to carry out His will. Thank you sweet St. Philomena. I know that you understand me. In union with the intercession of our Most Holy mother Mary and by the merits of Jesus Holy Infancy I pray.

  17. St. Philomena pse plead with me to the might Lord for this year 2018 to be my year of holy matrimony. Iam praying for a wonderful wedding this year..

  18. Thank you St. Philomena. My brother in law has been told that what he thought was melanoma is actually skin lymphoma. It is cancer, and he has two kinds of skin lymphoma but both kinds are treatable and he can live with them. The prognosis could have been much worse so he and my sister are relieved. They will treat him with UV light treatment for 6 weeks and he will have to monitor himself because they said it will come back but it isn’t life threatening and they can treat him when he needs treatment. Thank you St. Philomena for you kind and loving innocence and intercession for him and all souls.