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 catholic.org, “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.

Amen.

By Ralph Hammann (Own work) [CC0], via Wikimedia Commons

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  1. Dearest Holy St. Philomena, it is said that whoever seeks your help, that they are never left unanswered. Today I seek your intercession. I pray for love. I pray for a husband and some to choose from; I pray especially to hear from DB; I pray to be reconciled; I pray that I am also sent others to be able to choose from…..it’s slim pickings here. I ready and open for love, marriage, a husband and a wedding in the mountains; I pray for my son, a deep close connection as never before and that he will stay with me when he comes home in May; I pray that I’m given wisdom on how best to communicate with him; I pray for finanical increase and to be able to help my family; I pray for healing of my jaw please; I pray for a divine protective hedge around my home; I pray that my home will be safe while i’m up in the mountains; I pray for true friends both new and old; I pray to reconnect with TS, LMG, TB, SP, EP, DB and JC. I pray to have a home filled with joy, happiness, family and friends; I pray for healing for my father, syliva, Phyllis; Keep white cat safe. Hear all my prayers both spoken and unspokeden. I pray for signs today. “Thank you for healing my hip recently…..I know it was my prayers to you….

  2. Holy St. Philomena: Hear my prayers today. I pray for your healing of my jaw today….I”m in such pain and want it to go away. Thank you for healing my hip….I truly believe it was you because the pain I had for several months is now gone since I began my novena to Holy St. Philomena. I pray for a divine protective hedge arouond my home and that I will be guided to a reasonable security system and that it will be safe while I”m in the mountains this weekend. I pray for love, a marriage, a wedding in the mountains; I pray for someone to share my life with that will be the right, God picked man; I pray for a deep closeness with my son as never before; I pray that he will move back home to live; I pray for reconciliation with DB, TS, LM, JC; I pray for a home filled with love, a husband, family friends, laughter, peace. abundance, financial increase and joy. I pray for healing of my sister, father, Sylvia, Phyllis and my jaw. I pray that you keep the deers and white cat in my neighborhood safe.

  3. please here these prayers i pray for my husband &his health and my children for health and happiness you know my heart please go to our lord and ask him to help and i pray we do his will thank you …..E

  4. Dear St. Philomena
    I pray for my family, I pray that my mom has strength and becomes happy I pray for peace bet our family. I pray that my brother is no longer in trouble. I pray to be ok financially and for my son to always be safe happy and healthy. Please hear my prayers forgive me for my sins

  5. Please heal my son Aaron who was attacked by a customer at work causing him to experience a mental break and PTSD allow him to forget this awful event let him know how special he is and come back to us again to fear no more and know he is a blessing to the world . Please help protect my job and keep those who are trying to harm me away from me and my family. Help my daughters to excell in school and all their activities .i pray that my oldest daughter will find her way back to the church and our lives. I ask for your blessed intercession in all these prayers and for hope to continue in this life. Amen

  6. Dear St. Philomena: Hear my prayers and intercede on my behalf. I pray for a strong and abiding closeness with my son and to be guided on how best to communicate with him; I pray that he will stay with me when he comes home in May; I pray that he will move back home to live; I pray for love, a husband and a wedding in the mountains; I pay that you will touch my jaw and face and heal the pain completely; I thank you that you have healed my hip pain that was so bad; I pray that I hear from those who have been on my mind; I pray for Granville, Phyllis, my father and Sylvia;I pray for mental health healing for my sister; I pray for healing in my family; I pray for DB; I thank you that I heard from Wesen; I pray for safety around my home and a divine hedge of protection all around each day; I pray for abundance, financial increase, joy, happiness, love, peace and true friendships; I pray for healing in my fractured family. Hear my prayers please and give me signs today.

  7. Dear St. Philomena please hear my prayer I pray for the baby in my womb, please give powerful strength to carry all hard times during my pregnancy, we have waited him for long so please guide me and my baby…amen…

  8. Dear St. Philomena,
    Please hear my prayers. My sister has not talked to me or my family members since my Mother passed away, which will be 3 years this September. I’ve tried to reach out to her several times but she kept refusing to talk to me or other siblings, and she has changed her email and her phone doesn’t take any more messages. It is always on my mind and I want to reconcile with her. I also pray for my sick brother who is now in the hospital, he is extremely obese and has so many infections and addictions. I’m happy he’s finally in the hospital and will get the help he needs. Praying for his recovery. Please help.

  9. Dear St. Philomena:
    Please hear my prayers. I pray that things go well this afternoon and will be over and done with JS, landscaper. He’s very difficult and I do not like dealing with him anymore, but want to be cordial. Guide me in my dealings with him. I pray for peace this afternoon and to be reconnected with those that I feel disconnected from. I pray for love, a husband and a wedding in the mountains; I thank you for some recent conversations with my son and pray that we continue becoming even closer; I pray that he will stay with me when he comes in town in May; I pray for a divine protective hedge around my home and that we are always safe; I pray for abundance, grace, peace, contentment, detachment, love, friendship and a healed family; I pray to hear from DB and to be invited by him, to hear that he still cares. I pray for love and healing within myself and my family. Help me make my home the happiest of all homes ever…..

  10. Dear Holy St. Philomena, hear my prayers.
    I pray that Sorto does what he’s supposed to do in my yard without argument and cheating. I pray that it’s done and over today. I pray that my sister helps me with the chairs. I pray for healing in my family. I pray for forgiveness for any sins I’ve committed knowingly and unknowingly. I pray for a wonderful and happy weekend with my father and that he will do well here. I pray for divine protection around my home. I pray for love, abundance, grace and peace in my life in all areas. I pray for a deep closeness with my son and that he will move back home to live; I pray for love, marriage and a wedding in the mountains; I pray to hear from DB, TS, and reconciliation with LMG and my family; I pray for healing for sylvia, her mom, my dad, my sister, my hip, and Aunt Phyl. I pray for a rise in divine victory both at work and in my personal life after a down fall. I thank you for all that you have brought to me this year in blessings. I receive them and praise Christ. I thank you for your help along with Mother Mary and the other saints and archangels. Love.

  11. Dear Holy St. Philomena:
    Please be with me and hear my prayers. I’m feeling unduly anxious today and ask that alleviate this anxiety. Bring peace and calm into my life and thoughts today. I pray that I stop overthinking. I pray that I will have signs that all is well. I pray for my son and that we will be close again; I pray that he will move back home to live and work; I pray that I have love once again in my life in the form of a husband, wedding in the mountains; I pray for protection around my home; I pray for guidance in this area; I pray for help in getting the police to curb the number of people cutting thru and speeding in my new neighborhood….it’s very bad. I pray for safety in my new home; I pray to hear from DB; I pray for healing in my family; I pray for healing in my hip bone….a complete healing. I pray for a rise to victory in all areas of my life after a downfall. I thank God for the blessing he has sent my way this year; I pray to get things done and feel at home; I pray to be more loving, less sensitive; more detached; more open, happy, joyful at peace and full of love…

  12. Dear Holy St. Philomena:
    Hear my prayers this morning. I pray for a deeper closeness between me and my son and that he will move back home to live; I pray for my father’s healing and that he will be with us for many more years; I pray that my door is open to my family and friends; I pray for my little dog’s complete healing….please touch him today; I pray for the healing in my hip bone….it’s so painful; I pray for forgiveness and reconciliation with several, TS, DB, LG. I pray that Debbie’s home will become hers legally and that she will win her case; I pray for Polly, her happiness and health and that she and JS will reconcile; I pray for these miracles please. Give me signs today. I pray for love in my life once again, DB to reconnect with love, a wedding to the right man that will be God selected; direction in my life; protection around my home; happiness in my home, good energy, healing in my family. Happiness for my mom and dad…..

  13. Dear St Philomena, please let your light watch over my baby girl Erin today and always. Erin is a loving, kind and caring soul who has come into his world full of innocence. She is have tons of test at the moment. Please keep the results positive and hopeful so she can live a long healthy and happy life. Lord hear my pray, Amen

  14. Dear Holy St. Philomena:
    I pray that the severe reaction in my dog from NexGard goes away today. I pray that you heal him. It’s been a terrible reaction. I pray for safe travels as my mom and sister go up to visit my sister in NC. I pray for a peaceful and happy today. I pray for mental health healing in my other sister and that she will get some help. I pray of her peace and stability and happiness. I pray for love in my life and a wedding in the mountains; I pray for a ring on my finger; I pray for divine protection all around my home and for guidance about security; I pray to get the things done that’s needed for home; I pray to help my my son and family financially, so I continue to pray for abundance in my life in all areas; I pray for victory in all areas where I had a downfall; I pray for forgiveness in the sins that Ihave committed both knowingly and unknowingly; I pray for a deeper closeness with my son and that he will return home to live and work; I pray that we become closer than ever; I pray that he comes to stay in my home; I pray for a reconciliation with those that I still care about and put it in my prayer to you. It is said that you always answer our prayers. I pray to hear from DB, I pray for a wedding and happy marriage, I pray to be close to my son, I pray for security and health; I pray for love, happiness, healing of my dog, healing in my family; joy in my new home, peace and to be loved and married. Thank you…

  15. St philomena , pls pray for my health condition in general, my high increase of my plate blood count hope that it will be normalized with help n intervention of the Holy Spirit.
    Pray for my mind to focus on positive and happy thoughts, take away my anxieties, worries, fears, and nervousness
    Pray for my children, my father and husband. Guide n take care for them when they are in school n at work
    Guide my family always
    I pray for forgiveness, i pray to feel secure guided in my home
    I pray for cointinouos love, joy, happiness , peace spirituality, good energy and health and more blessing to come.
    I pray for our new venture….
    This i ask in Jesus name. Amen

  16. Dearest Holy St. Philomena:
    Answer my prayers thru Christ our Lord. Hear my cries for help. I pray that the issue with my hip be resolved and healed; I’m in so much pain and cannot walk well; I pray for my son and that he will return home to live and work; I pray for closeness more than ever before; I pray for healing in my family and with my sister, KS; I pray for divine protection around my new home; I pray for love in my life in the form of a husband, a wedding in the mountains and the happiest chapter of my life to start now; I pray for financial abundance and freedom around it; I will help my family and others; I pray to feel more settled and safe in my new home; I pray to be guided about security cameras and other security measures if needed; I pray to do very well at work; I pray for forgiveness; I pray to have a deeper reconnection with the one that I still love or to bring in someone much better for me that will be divined by God; I pray for love, joy, happiness, peace, spirituality; good energy and health; I thank you that I found you….

  17. Iam suffering, please help me pray for my husband and I to get back together. We need to remain a family so we can raise our children

  18. Dear Saint Philomena, thank you for praying in behalf of God’s children. Thank-you for staying strong to Our Lord when evil threatened you with death. You died in your teenage years. Thank-you for showing us that our obedience to God is worth more than earthly promises or threats. Please help my brother in law, myself and my family with our emotional, psychological, mental, spiritual and daily needs and concerns. Please pray that we are fully healed, blessed, delivered, stable and ever kept in the Love of God, our Blessed Mother, The Holy Spirit and Jesus Our Savior. I Thank You for praying for us and encouraging Christian Integrity to Our Lord at all times. In Jesus’ Name. Amen

  19. St. Philomena, please intervene in my immigration situation so that I receive a positive response about my stay here. I pray for good health and spirit of my family, friends. In Jesus name, I pray. Amen

  20. Dear St. Philomena:
    Hear my prayers. I pray for peace & protection around me at this time. I pray to do very well in my job here and that all is well. I pray for a deeper closeness with my son and that he will move back home to live & work; I pray for love in my life, a husband and a wedding in the mountains; I pray for a protective hedge around my home; I pray for success at work beyond my wildest dreams; I pray to hear one day from DB that he made a mistake and that he will ask to be forgiven; I pray for healing for my mother and father; I pray for mental health healing for sister; I pray for victory in all areas of my life where I had a downfall; I pray for true friends; I pray that Christ will send me someone to advise me of my finances; I pray that I have a good relationship with my co-workers; I pray for divine protection and shall have no fear or worry; I pray that I maintain my friendships in my old hometown of D. I pray for financial increase & abundance and that I can help my son and family; I pray for the pain to go away in my hip, for good energy, for peace, joy, happiness, love and that my new life in my new home will be the happiest chapter of my life. I pray for a deeper closeness thru Christ. I pray for my country right now.

  21. Dear Saint Philomena thank you for my prayers answered. Please pray for Russell and Stacie that they will work things out. In Jesus name Amen.

  22. Please pray for Philomena Stendardo, she is such an amzing and beautful little girl who can use all the prayers in the world. Please everyone pray for postive MRI results, please pray that this wonderful little girl will is being healed. #STORMTHEHEAVENS!!!!

  23. St. Philomena, please intercede in prayer for Walt; pray that he gets a new job now, pray that God guides him and gives him wisdom. He feels so discouraged in his job search; please give him hope and strength. Thank you and God bless all those on this site. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

  24. Dearest St. Philomena, please pray for the physical healing of Rick, Liz, Lorrie, Patrick, Lauryn, Walt, and heal Lar’s family from grief. Also, please pray for restoration for our family in all areas of loss. Please pray for the conversation between Walt and Chris to go well today. Please pray for Ivan to call Walt with a job offer. Thank you and God bless all those on this site needing special prayers. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

  25. St. Philomena,
    My daughter is sick and needs help. Pray that she becomes healthy again and that she can live a normal life. Please show me the best way to get her the best help possible.
    Amen

  26. St. Philomena,
    My daughter is sick and needs help. Pray that she becomes healthy again and that she can live a normal life.
    Amen

  27. Dear St. Philomena:
    Hear my prayers. I pray to hear from all in Dekalb that I have contacted to make my new neighborhood safer; I pray that I can get an additional light on my street, I pray for my patrols thru my community; I pray for healing in my family; I pray that my son and I will be closer than ever before and that he will move back home to live and work; I pray for peace & reconcililation with PC & JS; I pray to do a great job here and to be well liked; I pray for financial increase and abundance and divine protection around my finances; I pray for divine protection around my new home and that this will be the happiest time of my life; I pray that the right people will come to help in all ways; I pray that my attorneys will do the right thing with my final bill; I pray for love, a husband and a wedding in the moutnains; I pray to let go of DB and move on so that I can be open to another; I pray for DT’s home to come back to her and that it will be a miracle thru Christ; I pray for healing for Phyl, Dad, Sylvia, Julia; Judy and my sister; I pray for peace, joy, happiness, ease to and from work; wisdom, good energy, calm, ease of pain; time to put my new home in order…..

  28. Dear St. Philomena,

    Today I begin 5 day intensive training in a new career and a test at the end. It is difficult and I ask your intercession that I may retain the information and pass the test. Please pray for me. Thank you.

  29. Dear St. Philomena, the internet brought you to me, so I believe that I am meant to ask you to intercede for me in prayer. I ask for prayers to end our legal issues and bring justice to our family. I also ask for strength to give everything up to God. My family and I desperately need to rest in the Lord’s arms. Thank you and God bless. Amen.

  30. Dear St. Philomena, hear my prayers and intercede for me. I need help right now and know that you are a very powerful intercessor. I’m tired and bone weary. I’ve recently gone thru a huge and fast move and feel unsettled. Please open the door to peace, joy, calm and happiness for me and my dogs; Please bring my son back home to live and that we will be close again…I miss him so; I pray for my friend Debbie T., please bring her home back to her and protect it as her home; Please bring to closure my legal issue with the sale of my home and that the money will be in my checking account without question….that there will be no issues raised; I pray that I have financial increase & abundance and that it will not be chipped away at and protected….please intercede and protect here; I pray for reconciliation between PC & JS; I pray for healing and forgiveness in my family; I pray for love, a husband and a wedding in the mountains; I pray for healing and forgiveness over DB; I pray for my energy to come back; I pray for healing for my father, Aunt Phyl; Judy; my sister and her sobriety and mental health; I pray for this country. In the name of Christ our Lord, I ask for your intercedence, St. Philomena… Love.

  31. I have knee injury and I end up needing a knee replacement. I’m just too afraid of the procedure, needles, etc.
    Last December, a relative invited me to attend the ending of nine nights novena at her house and she told me how her son being treated from a disease and with the help of the Saint Philomena he was cured.
    I offered Mass Intentions every Sunday since last October in our Parish Church. Please pray for me,,

  32. Please intercede for me. I’ve made some very bad financial decisions. My husband will not be pleased. My marriage is already strained this will really make things worse. Not sure he will forgive me. I really need a miracle. Not as strong as I used to be.

  33. Would really love a break through in my career. Something to make my parents proud. I am 40 now and anytime I try to better myself I seem to hit a brick wall, ended up watching others get it. My prayer to you is my last chance and all I have left to try, please help.

  34. Dear St, Philomena:
    This is my first time praying to you. Please show me the way and make it plain by helping me to achieve and accomplish all that I try to do. Help me to go forward from negative to all positives. Clear my way and help me to overcome all my fears. I ask for success in all my efforts. I ask for guidance, help, and protection, from all evil hindering spirits and peace and prosperity for me and my love ones. I ask for prayers for all who need your prayers especially those on this prayer string.
    Many thanks, in advance.

  35. Plz pary for my sisters baby as she is very sick in hospital and that she get better soon as my sister is so worried about her plz pary the she macks a full recovery she is so samll and and so sick plz plz pary for her

  36. I pray for all of my friends and family and please watch over those I love.. Especially today…Please give me the strength to deal with my pain. Thank you ever so much for your intercession..

  37. Please I ask for prayers for protection for my young son. He is being bullied at school by a boy named Malik. He cries and does not want to go to school. He believes he is weak. Please pray that he can stand up for himself and not be afraid and that this boy stop bothering him. My son is a good soul, a kind gentle boy. I pray that the bullying stops and that he can enjoy school and his young years free from harm and pain. In Jesus mighty name Amen. Thank you