St. Philomena(Aug.11)

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August 11

Saint Philomena

Patron Saint of the Poor, the Sick, the Mentally Ill, 

Babies, Toddlers, Children, Youth, Orphans,

Priests, Prisoners, Students, Barrenness,

Impossible, Forgotten or Desperate Causes

Feast Date:

August 11

Patronage:

against barrenness
against bodily ills
against infertility
against mental illness
against sickness
against sterility
babies
children
Children of Mary
desperate causes
forgotten causes
impossible causes
infants
lost causes
Living Rosary
newborns
orphans
poor people
priests
prisoners
sick people
students
test takers
toddlers
young people
youth

Extract from St. Philomena, Patroness and Protectress of the Living Rosary: “St. Philomena is prayed to by people of diverse ages, culture and social standing around the world. The young virgin who was martyred at age 13, willingly traded her earthly life for heavenly salvation and continues her work today promoting the virtues of purity and sanctity among the world’s youth and bringing the faithful closer to our Blessed Mother and Jesus Christ. It would seem she was held in quiet reserve by God for nearly seventeen centuries and summoned at a time when so much uncertainty and absence of faith abound.  On August 10, 1835, Pauline received a miraculous cure of a severe heart ailment at Saint Philomena’s shrine in Mugnano del Cardinale, Italy, during the Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. Immediately following, she appealed to Pope Gregory XVI to begin an examination for the beatification of “Filumena,” daughter of light. And on Jan. 13, 1837, Pope Gregory XVI named St. Philomena Patroness of the Living Rosary, and declared her to be the “Thaumaturga,” the “Great Wonder-Worker of the nineteenth century.” In a solemn decree, he raised her to the altar of the Church, granting her a special feast day (August 11) and a Mass in her honor.”  See also: Saint PhilomenaNovena Prayer to Saint Philomena,  and videos:  Saint PhilomenaSaint Philomena, Litany of Saint Philomena, The Story of St. Philomena.

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The Missionaries of Mercy and our collaborators have prayed for the intercession of St. Philomena on behalf of those affected by the following disasters:

Flotilla Attack in the Mediterranean Sea (June 1) (Asia) See World Mission Rosary Intentions: June 7 – June 20, 2010.

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