St. Philomena Novena For Children & Mothers in Need

St. Philomena is considered a very powerful intercessor. St. Philomena Novena is offered when you have a special petition especially in regards to children, mothers, or a lost cause.

St. Philomena is the patron saint of Living Rosary, infants, babies, youth, children, lost causes, sterility, and virgins. Her name Philomena means “daughter of light” and originates from the Latin word “Filumena”- filia meaning daughter and lumena meaning light, lamp, lantern, the light of day, the eye, clearness, and understanding.

St. Philomena was a martyr and known as the Wonderworker. She is the Patroness of the Children of Mary and an anchor of Hope in despair.

She is praised for her purity, obedience, and humility and prayed to by the world’s youth of diverse cultures and by all ages around the world.

St. Philomena was born on January 10, 291 in Corfu, Greece to a family of Greek royalty and was known to be the princess of Greece. She was born a Christian after her parents converted to Christianity.

As a child, she developed a strong faith and love for Christ. At the age of thirteen, St. Philomena had to travel with her parents to Rome to convince the Roman empire, not to war against the Greece province.

Emperor Diocletian of Rome wanted St. Philomena in hands for marriage upon refusal, she was sent to prison. St. Philomena was tortured and scourged mercilessly several times for her continuous refusal in marriage which led to her life imprisonment.

The only reason she was being saved was by the strength of God and through her prayers.

St. Philomena was thrown into the river with a large anchor tied to her neck and was made to drown by the emperor’s orders, yet she survived. Emperor Diocletian ordered his men to shoot her with arrows until she was dead.

However, still St. Philomena survived. These events shamed and angered the Emperor but the people of Rome were amazed by the faith of St. Philomena and attracted a huge crowd towards Christianity to believe in the power of the One, True God.

Due to the embarrassment being faced by the emperor, he ordered St. Philomena to be beheaded.

St. Philomena was martyred for her faith and singular devotion to Christ on August 10,304.

St. Philomena was canonized by the church in 1837 after her remains were discovered in May 1802 at the Catacombs of Saint Priscilla at the Via Salaria in Rome, where her tomb contained three tiles reading ” “pax tecum filumena” meaning “peace be with you, Philomena”.

Also engraved on the tomb were emblems of a lily and palm indicating her virginity and martyrdom, an anchor, courage, and three arrows pointing in opposite directions, and one arrow in a curved line signifying fire. 

The inscription and the symbols found are told to symbolize her life and the different tortures she endured in the testimony of her faith and love of Jesus Christ. St. Philomena’s feast day is celebrated on August 11.

Significance of St. Philomena Novena

St. Philomena is popular for her powerful intercession. St. Philomena Novena has resulted in many miracles like the healing of the poor and desperate.

Facts about St. Philomena Novena

Novena Starts: August 2nd
Feast Day: August 11th

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St. Philomena Novena – Day 1

We beseech Thee, O Lord, to grant us the pardon of our sins by the intercession of Saint Philomena, 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

<<insert your prayer request>>

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.

St. Philomena Novena – Day 2

We beseech Thee, O Lord, to grant us the pardon of our sins by the intercession of Saint Philomena, 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

<<insert your prayer request>>

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.

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St. Philomena Novena – Day 3

We beseech Thee, O Lord, to grant us the pardon of our sins by the intercession of Saint Philomena, 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

<<insert your prayer request>>

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.

St. Philomena Novena – Day 4

We beseech Thee, O Lord, to grant us the pardon of our sins by the intercession of Saint Philomena, 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

<<insert your prayer request>>

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.

St. Philomena Novena – Day 5

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

Amen.

Dearest Saint Therese of Lisieux, you said that you would spend your time in heaven doing good on earth.

Your trust in God was complete. Pray that He may increase my trust in His goodness and mercy as I ask for the following petitions…

<<insert your prayer request>>

Pray for me that I, like you, may have great and innocent confidence in the loving promises of our God. Pray that I may live my life in union with God’s plan for me, and one day see the Face of God whom you loved so deeply.

Saint Therese, you were faithful to God even unto the moment of your death. Pray for me that I may be faithful to our loving God. May my life bring peace and love to the world through faithful endurance in love for God our savior.

Loving God, you blessed St. Therese with a capacity for a great love. Help me to believe in your unconditional love for each of your children, especially for me.

I love you, Lord. Help me to love you more!

Glory be to the Father, to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end.

Amen.

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St. Philomena Novena – Day 6

We beseech Thee, O Lord, to grant us the pardon of our sins by the intercession of Saint Philomena, 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

<<insert your prayer request>>

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.

St. Philomena Novena – Day 7

We beseech Thee, O Lord, to grant us the pardon of our sins by the intercession of Saint Philomena, 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

<<insert your prayer request>>

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.

St. Philomena Novena – Day 8

We beseech Thee, O Lord, to grant us the pardon of our sins by the intercession of Saint Philomena, 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

<<insert your prayer request>>

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.

St. Philomena Novena – Day 9

We beseech Thee, O Lord, to grant us the pardon of our sins by the intercession of Saint Philomena, 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

<<insert your prayer request>>

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.

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