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St. Philomena Chaplet

Virgin and Martyr
Wonder Worker
Feast: August 11


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Explanation and Method of Recitation:


The centre used here is #276h, and the medal is #733. (Simply click the number for more information.)



The Chaplet of St. Philomena consists of three white beads and thirteen red beads with a medal of the Saint. The three white beads signifies her virginity and are three in number in honour of the Blessed Trinity for who's sake she laid down her life. The thirteen red beads are in honour of her martyrdom, and commemorate the number of years St. Philomena lived on earth.

In praying this Chaplet, it is suggested that one ask for the graces of purity, courage and fidelity, but St. Philomena is generous with all requests!


Method for Reciting Chaplet:

1) On the medal is first said the Apostlesí Creed to ask for the grace of faith.

2) On each of the white beads, an Our Father is prayed in honour of (a) each of the Three Divine Persons of the Holy Trinity, (b) in thanksgiving for the graces bestowed on St. Philomena, (c) for all the favours obtained through her intercession.

3) On each of the thirteen red beads the following prayer is repeated:
Hail O holy St. Philomena, whom I acknowledge, after Mary, as my advocate with the Divine Spouse, intercede for me now and at the hour of my death. St. Philomena, beloved daughter of Jesus and Mary, pray for us who have recourse to thee.

4) The following is said on the medal:
Hail, O illustrious St. Philomena, who didst so courageously shed thy blood for Christ. I bless the Lord for all the graces He bestowed upon thee during thy life, and especially at thy death. I praise and glorify Him for the honour and power with which He has crowned thee, and I beg thee to obtain for me from God the graces I ask through thy intercession. Amen.
NOVENA PRAYER TO ST. PHILOMENA
(Optional)


O FAITHFUL VIRGIN and glorious martyr, St. Philomena, who works so many miracles on behalf of the poor and sorrowing, have pity on me. Thou knowest the multitude and diversity of my needs. Behold me at thy feet, full of misery, but full of hope. I entreat thy charity, O great Saint! Graciously hear me and obtain from God a favourable answer to the request which I now humbly lay before thee...(here specify your petition.) I am firmly convinced that through thy merits, through the scorn, the sufferings and the death thou didst endure, united to the merits of the Passion and death of Jesus, thy Spouse, I shall obtain what I ask of thee, and in the joy of my heart I will bless God, who is admirable in His Saints. Amen.