NOVENA PRAYER TO ST. PHILOMENA 1
NOVENA PRAYER TO ST. PHILOMENA 2 ----- BRIEF
NOVENA TO ST. PHILOMENA 3 ----- TRADITIONAL
O FAITHFUL VIRGIN and glorious martyr, St. Philomena, who works so
many miracles on behalf of the poor and sorrowing, have pity on me.
Thou knowest the multitude and diversity of my needs. Behold me at thy
feet, full of misery, but full of hope. I entreat thy charity, O
great Saint! Graciously hear me and obtain from God a favorable answer
to the request which I now humbly lay before thee. . .
[Here mention your petition.] I am firmly convinced that through thy merits, through the scorn, the sufferings and the death thou didst endure, united to the merits of the Passion and death of Jesus, thy Spouse, I shall obtain what I ask of thee, and in the joy of my heart I will bless God, who is admirable in His Saints. Amen.
NOVENA PRAYER 2 ----- BRIEF
O Saint Philomena, Virgin and Martyr, whom God glorifies by so many miracles, whom the Vicar of Jesus Christ has named the Protectress of The Living Rosary and the Children of Mary, manifest, more and more plainly from the heights of Heaven, that a voice holy as shine cannot be denied and that we have the right to rely upon shine aid. Obtain for us the grace to be faithful to Jesus Christ, even to death. Amen.
NOVENA TO ST. PHILOMENA 3 ----- TRADITIONALO great St. Philomena, glorious Virgin and Martyr, wonder-worker of our age, I return most fervent thanks to God for the miraculous gifts bestowed on thee, and beseech thee to impart to me a share in the graces and blessings of which thou hast been the channel to so many souls. Through the heroic fortitude with which thou didst confront the fury of tyrants and brave the frowns of the mighty rather than swerve from thy allegiance to the King of Heaven, obtain for me purity of body and soul, purity of heart and desire, purity of thought and affection. Through thy patience under multiplied sufferings, obtain for me a submissive acceptance of all the afflictions it may please God to send me and as thou didst miraculously escape unhurt from the waters of the Tiber, into which thou wert cast by order of thy persecutor, so may I pass through the waters of tribulation without detriment to my soul. In addition to these favours, obtain for me, O faithful spouse of Jesus, the particular intention I earnestly recommend to thee at this moment. O pure Virgin and holy Martyr, deign to cast a look of pity from Heaven on thy devoted servant, comfort me in affliction, assist me in danger, above all come to my aid in the hour of death. Watch over the interests of the Church of God, pray for its exaltation and prosperity, the extension of the faith, for the Sovereign Pontiff, for the clergy, for the perseverance of the just, the conversion of sinners, and the relief of the Souls in Purgatory, especially those dear to me., and those most forgotten. O great Saint, whose triumph we celebrate on earth, intercede for me, that I may one day behold the crown of glory bestowed on thee in Heaven, and eternally bless Him who so liberally rewards for all eternity the sufferings endured for His love during this short life. Amen.
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