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, 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

  2. 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

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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!!!!

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

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

  10. 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…..

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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,,

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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

  19. 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..

  20. 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