St. Philomena is a powerful intercessor in Heaven, a great saint to whom one could have a devotion. St. John Vianney, the patron saint of parish priests, had a special devotion to St. Philomena. He enthusiastically encouraged others to pray to her, and often spoke of the profound effects of such prayers.
Prayer to St. Philomena
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. St. Philomena, powerful with God, pray for us.
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