St. Philomena Novena

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. Dear Saint Philomena, I humbly come to ask for Your help. Please help me with PM. We are trying to see where us goes and we have 2 months in this. I pray that we finally initiate a relationship as he is someone different in my life that despite my fears, he still doesn’t cease to amaze me. Saint Philomena, please guide my love into his heart and let him love me. Let him be more romantic and let him text me and call me more often like we did at the start. Please let him be as loving as he was on Monday of last week where he searched for me. Let him start wanting to spend more time with me and let his family encourage it. Please help me with PM and let us start spending more time with each other. Please for I can’t do this on my own. Amen.

  2. Dear Saint Philomena, I’m scared of losing PM. I’ve been texting him and he fails to reply. I’m not the type to complain because one we aren’t yet officially a couple and two I don’t want to push him away. They told me he’s not talking to his ex girlfriend anymore and that he wants to be with me… but not getting a response makes me believe the opposite. Please help me with PM please… I need Your help for I can’t do this on my own. I’m getting confused about what’s going on and what’s going to happen. I don’t want to lose him. Please don’t let what I’m doing go in vain and let us finally be a couple. Amen.

  3. Dear Saint Philomena, I come here for Your help. I first pray that You help me have a good day as I haven’t been really having one in a while. I’ve been scolded over following rules from our finance department. Also I am afraid of things going wrong today. Dear Saint Philomena, PM got home late last night and I’m hoping since he has been getting home early at nights he doesn’t do this as a habit. Also, I ask for Your help in removing all those who oppose from us being together. Remove the evil his ex girlfriend maybe doing to separate us and let him focus on us. Let him not communicate with her anymore as it breaks my heart just thinking about the possibility of him wanting her. Monday we spent it together and he made me happy… really happy. He asked about the little things and asked how my day was. Please let him finally ask me to be his girlfriend, we’ve been trying it for 2 months now and I finally want us to move forward with this. I’m falling for him. Please help us. Amen.

  4. Dear Saint Philomena, I desperately come to ask for Your help. I feel alone and confused. PM has been acting different with me. I wish it was all in my head but I’m not sure. I ask for Your help for PM and I to get back on track where he used to call me and ask how I was. I’m scared of losing him and I’m scared he may want someone else. I’m alone in this battle and I truly need Your help in this. So please come and hear my petition and answer my prayers. Please help me with PM and let him realize that I truly like him and truly want to be with him. Please don’t let what I’m doing go in vain. I need Your help for I can’t do this on my own. Amen.

  5. Dear Holy St. Philomena, please hear my prayers! I pray for a peaceful, detached, happy and productive day. I pray for divine protection around my home and property; I pray for healing for Aunt Phyllis, my father, Sylvia, my sister, KS and my jaw; I pray for healing in a broken apart family; I pray to do very well at work and to be guided on the best way to communicate with BS; I pray for love, a husband and a wedding in the mountains; I pray for protection in all ways around my home while i’m on vacation; I pray for true friends, both new and old; I pray that some of my old friends come back into my life; I pray for a deeper closeness with my son and that he will move back home to live and work; I pray for Polly and her happiness; I pray to have this 2nd chapter of a new home to be the happiest time of my life; I pray that my home is filled with love, husband, son, friends family, joy, peace, safety and a deep love of life and you.

  6. Dear St. Philomena, please hear my prayers.
    I pray for peace of mind today; I pray that I let go of others emotional taps into my life and that I understand that I can’t do everything or take care of everyone; I pray for my son and that he will move back home to live and work; I pray for healing for phyllis, dad, sylvia; I pray to be guided about today; I pray for rest; I pray for divine protection around my home and life and that I will be spiritually guided; I pray for true friends; I pray that Lisa finds a better job quickly; I pray for healing in my family and that I will be detached and take care of myself; I pray for love and a husband and a wedding in the mountains; I pray for DB’s forgiveness; I pray that I will have a house sitter and car in my carport when I go to the lake and that my home will be safe; I pray for our police officers and that they will receive a great raise; I pray for new and old friends to come back in to my life including TS, LMG and DB; I pray to be strong mentally and have great physical energy; I Pray to do well and work and to receive a good raise; I pray for abundance in all areas of life for me and my son and family; I Pray for Polly…..

  7. Dearest St. Philomena:
    I have a special prayer today for a great salary increase for our public safety personnel in my county. I live in a large county with a high crime rate and our officers are paid one of the lowest salaries across the metro area. Our hard working officers are leaving because other counties & cities can offer more. We only have 700 officers and should have 1100. It’s being discussed amongst the county and board of commissioners. I pray that you will intercede on their behalf and bring to them a salary that makes that dangerous job worthwhile… where they can live a decent life. Please, I beg of you….bring a great compensation package to fruition. It cannot wait any longer. Hear my prayers.

  8. Dearest St Philomena… I ask for your intercession to our God, through Jesus & Mary, for the miracle we need to come forth.. finances for us relocate by tbe sale of my property immediately… my mother to be in our completely & her be safe from those use & are not honorable in their ways.. for all children to safe & only be touched by others in loving-kind ways. Thank you.

  9. Dear Saint Philomena, please help me in my prayers. I need a miracle. I want PM to start talking to me more often, for him to spend more time with me. I want whatever evil anyone may be causing us goes away. I hope his mother was sincere about wanting me to be his girlfriend. I am falling for him and I need Your help. Please let us break all obstacles and all evil. Let him stay away from his exes and let him focus on us. Please I need Your help for I can’t do this on my own. Amen.