Monday, August 2, 2010

Novena to Saint Philomena August 2-10


NOVENA PRAYER TO
SAINT PHILOMENA


We beseech Thee, O Lord, to grant us the pardon of our sins by the intercession of Saint , virgin and martyr,
who was always pleasing in Thy sight by her eminent chastity and by the profession of every virtue. Amen.

Illustrious virgin and martyr, Saint Philomena, behold me prostrate before the throne
whereupon it has pleased the Most Holy Trinity to place thee.
Full of confidence in thy protection, I entreat thee to intercede for me with God,
from the heights of Heaven deign to cast a glance upon thy humble client! Spouse of Christ, sustain me in suffering, fortify me in temptation,
protect me in the dangers surrounding me, obtain for me the graces necessary to me, and in particular

(Here specify your petition).

Above all, assist me at the hour of my death. Saint Philomena, powerful with God, pray for us. Amen.

O God, Most Holy Trinity, we thank Thee for the graces Thou didst bestow upon the Blessed Virgin Mary,
and upon Thy handmaid Philomena, through whose intercession we implore Thy Mercy. Amen.

5 comments:

Pablo said...

Dear Mr. Vincenzo,

Thank you for the Novena.

I have a friend in Denver that has been asking Saint Philomena for help over many years.

Her prayers are being answered in God's time; she has never fallen into despair.

I think Saint Philomena has gradually nutured her back to good spiritual heath as she is now stronger in her Faith than when I first met her.

God be with you.

pablo

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Vincenzo said...

Pablo, that's wonderful about your friend.
Someone sent me a blessed St. Philomena cord recently and I have been praying for her intercession.
God bless you,
Vincenzo

Cammie Novara said...

"Full of confidence in thy protection, I entreat thee to intercede for me with God,
from the heights of Heaven deign to cast a glance upon thy humble client! Spouse of Christ, sustain me in suffering, fortify me in temptation" I have come to understand that through my own experience.

Just another mad Catholic said...

I for one can testify to the effecationess of St. Philomena's prayers; earlier this year she helped me to conquer a horriable vice, If it were not for her I doubt I would have heard my call to the Priesthood and Religious Life - I think of her as a big sister who looks after her idiot brother.

nazareth priest said...

Thanks for the Novena; Br J and I are praying this Novena with her chaplet...if the Cure of Ars loved her, that's incentive for us!