Novena prayer to St. Philomena

 

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From the National Shrine of St. Philomena in Briggsville WI

Faithful Virgin and distinguished Martyr – St. Philomena
I rejoice in your glory, and I am exultant with joy
When I see you glorifying God,
Particularly with miracles
In favor of the poor and of those with simple hearts.

I pray that His Divine Majesty designates
Your name to more and more people,
that he reveals your power and increases your servants

Oh dear and good St. Philomena
Here I am at your feet, full of humility but still full of hope,
I invoke your charity –

Oh great and lovable Saint
Protect me from the enemies of salvation
And always pray to our Lord Jesus that he grant me the grace
To serve him in this world and then to belong to him for eternity.

Amen.

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Author: Walter Adams

I am a missionary for a Kingdom many thought to be lost, commissioned by a Queen many never knew existed. My commission is to seek the spiritual diaspora of Catholic and Royal France and to restore the influence of Catholic and Royal France in America. I hold an undergraduate degree in Economics from Princeton University and a Master’s Degree in Public and Private Management from Yale University. I am married and the father of one child. Though raised a Methodist in the Bible Belt and surrounded with evangelicalism as a youth, I converted to the Catholic Church prior to my marriage in 1985. Touched deeply by the life of St. Thérèse of Lisieux and imbued with a filial love for Mary, I set out on a life-long spiritual journey to "seek first" Christ's Kingdom with Thérèse as my guide. Eventually led to confront my inner most being on that lonely, mystical hill of Calvary, I discovered through Mary's maternal guidance and Thérèse's sisterly care that Jesus had called another mighty saint to walk with me and to protect me through that dark and awful night of self-confrontation that leads us in Christ to true freedom. That saint, a spiritual sister to Thérèse, was Joan of Arc. ~ Walter Adams