Novena To St. Philomena # 3 (August 2 – August 11)

[Say the following prayer for 9 consecutive days.]

O, great Saint Philomena,
glorious Virgin and Martyr,
wonder-worker of our age,
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.


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