St. Philomena Litany & Novena
of St. Philomena
(Composed by St. John Vianney)
Lord have mercy on us.
Christ have mercy on us.
Lord have mercy on us.
God the Father of Heaven, have mercy on us.
God the Son, Redeemer of the world, have mercy on
God the Holy Ghost, have mercy on us.
Holy Trinity one God, have mercy on us.
Response after each phrase - Pray for Us
Holy Mary, Queen of Virgins,
St. Philomena, filled with the most abundant
graces from your very birth,
St. Philomena, faithful imitator of Mary,
St. Philomena, model of Virgins,
St. Philomena, temple of the most perfect
St. Philomena, inflamed with zeal for the Glory
St. Philomena, victim of the love of Jesus,
St. Philomena, example of strength and
St. Philomena, invincible champion of chastity,
St. Philomena, mirror of the most heroic virtues,
St. Philomena, firm and intrepid in the face of
St. Philomena, scourged like your Divine Spouse,
St. Philomena, pierced by a shower of arrows,
St. Philomena, consoled by the Mother of God,
when in chains,
St. Philomena, cured miraculously in prison,
St. Philomena, comforted by angels in your
St. Philomena, who preferred torments and death
to the splendours of a throne,
St. Philomena, who converted the witnesses of
St. Philomena, who wore out the fury of your
St. Philomena, protectress of the innocent,
St. Philomena, patron of youth,
St. Philomena, refuge of the unfortunate,
St. Philomena, health of the sick and the weak.
St. Philomena, new light of the church militant,
St. Philomena, who confounds the impiety of the
St. Philomena, who stimulates the faith and
courage of the faithful,
St. Philomena, whose name is glorified in Heaven
and feared in Hell,
St. Philomena, made illustrious by the most
St. Philomena, all powerful with God,
St Philomena, who reigns in Glory.
Lamb of God, Who takes away the sins of the
world, spare us O Lord.
Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the
world, graciously hear us, O Lord.
Lamb of God Who takest away the sins of the
world, have mercy on us.
V.) Pray for us, Great St. Philomena,
R.) That we may be made worthy of the promises of
Let us pray
We implore Thee, O Lord, by the intercession of Saint Philomena, Virgin
and Martyr, who was ever most pleasing to Thy eyes by reason of her
eminent purity and the practice of all the virtues, pardon us our sins
and grant us all the graces we need (and name any special grace you may
Novena to St. Philomena
O great St. Philomena, glorious Virgin and Martyr, wonder-worker of our
age, I return most fervent thanks to God for the miraculous gifts
bestowed on thee, and beseech thee to impart to me a share in the
graces and blessings of which thou hast been the channel to so many
souls. Through the heroic fortitude with which thou didst confront the
fury of tyrants and brave the frowns of the mighty rather than swerve
from thy allegiance to the King of Heaven, obtain for me purity of body
and soul, purity of heart and desire, purity of thought and affection.
Through thy patience under multiplied sufferings,
obtain for me a submissive acceptance of all the afflictions it may
please God to send me and as thou didst miraculously escape unhurt from
the waters of the Tiber, into which thou wert cast by order of thy
persecutor, so may I pass through the waters of tribulation without
detriment to my soul. In addition to these favors, obtain for me, O
faithful spouse of Jesus, the particular intention I earnestly
recommend to thee at this moment. O pure Virgin and holy Martyr, deign
to cast a look of pity from Heaven on thy devoted servant, comfort me
in affliction, assist me in danger, above all come to my aid in the
hour of death. Watch over the interests of the Church of God, pray for
its exaltation and prosperity, the extension of the faith, for the
Sovereign Pontiff, for the clergy, for the perseverance of the just,
the conversion of sinners, and the relief of the souls in purgatory,
especially those dear to me. O great Saint, whose triumph we celebrate
on earth, intercede for me, that I may one day behold the crown of
glory bestowed on thee in Heaven, and eternally bless Him who so
liberally rewards for all eternity the sufferings endured for His love
during this short life. Amen.
O most pure Virgin, glorious Martyr, St.
Philomena, whom God in His eternal power has revealed to the world in
these unhappy days in order to revive the faith, sustain the hope and
enkindle the charity of Christian souls, behold me prostate at thy
feet. Deign, O Virgin, full of goodness and kindness, to receive my
humble prayers and to obtain for me that purity for which thou didst
sacrifice the most alluring pleasures of the world, that strength of
soul which made thee resist the most terrible attacks and that ardent
love for our Lord Jesus Christ, which the most frightful torments could
not extinguish in thee. So, that wearing thy holy cord and imitating
thee in this life, I may one day be crowned with thee in heaven. Amen.
Santuario Santa Filomena
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