Lord, have mercy on us. Christ, have mercy on us. Lord, have mercy on us. Christ, hear us. Christ, graciously hear us. God the Father of Heaven, Have mercy on us. God the Son, Redeemer of the world, Have mercy on us. God the Holy Spirit,
Have mercy on us.
Holy Trinity, One God,
Have mercy on us.
Holy Mary, Queen of Virgins, Pray for us. Saint Philomena, Pray for us. Saint Philomena, filled with abundant graces from the cradle, etc. Saint Philomena, model of virgins, Saint Philomena, temple of the most perfect humility, Saint Philomena, victim of the love of Christ, Saint Philomena, example of strength and perseverance, Saint Philomena, invincible athlete of chastity, Saint Philomena, mirror of most heroic virtues, Saint Philomena, firm and intrepid before torments, Saint Philomena, scourged like thy Divine Spouse, Saint Philomena, pierced by a shower of arrows, Saint Philomena, consoled in chains by the Mother of God, Saint Philomena, miraculously cured in prison, Saint Philomena, sustained by angels in the midst of tortures, Saint Philomena, who preferred humiliation and death to the splendor of a throne, Saint Philomena, who converted the witnesses of thy martyrdom, Saint Philomena, who wore out the fury of thy executioners, Saint Philomena, patroness of the innocent, Saint Philomena, patroness of youth, Saint Philomena, refuge of the unfortunate, Saint Philomena, health of the sick and infirm, Saint Philomena, new light of the Church Militant, Saint Philomena, who confounds the impiety of our age, Saint Philomena, who reanimates the faith and courage of the faithful, Saint Philomena, whose name is glorious in Heaven and terrible in Hell, Saint Philomena, illustrious by the most splendid miracles, Saint Philomena, powerful with God, Saint Philomena, who reigns in glory,
Lamb of God, Who takest 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, Saint Philomena,
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises ofChrist.
Let Us Pray
We beg 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. R. Amen.
This litany is attributed to Saint John Vianney, the Cure of Ars.
St. Philomena, Martyr: The existence of St. Philomena, an early Roman martyr, came to light when the bones of a young girl, a vial of blood, and an inscription reading Peace be with you, Philomena were discovered in St. Priscitia's catacomb in Rome. In 1805 the remains were moved to the church of Mugnano del Cardinale near Nola, Italy. Miracles were reported at her tomb, and devotion to her became widespread; her most famous devotee was St. John Vianney, the Cure of Ars. St. Philomena's cult was authorized in 1837 by Pope Gregory XVI, but her name was dropped from the Roman calendar in 1961, along with several other names, because of a lack of authentic historical information. However, St. Philomena may still be honored privately.