The Litany of Saint Philomena

First what is litany? Litany are expressing praise to God, Mary and to the Saints it depends on to whom the litany is addressed, its also a list of their deeds or attributes which are admirable and to which we aspire and most of all even theirs a lot of litany across the teaching of the Catholic Church it just a simple but gracious way of praising and honoring our Almighty God for everything he does to us………………….God bless everyone

The Litany of Saint Philomena

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 Ghost, have mercy on us,
Holy Trinity, one God, have mercy on us.
Holy Mary, pray for us.

St. Philomena child of benediction,
Pray for us. *

St. Philomena the daughter of light, *
St. Philomena, who from infancy chose Jesus Christ for your spouse, *
St. Philomena, who despised with heroic courage the greatest honors, in order to remain faithful to Christ, *
St. Philomena, whose faith and love for Jesus Christ could not be shaken, either by promises or threats, *
St. Philomena, whose constancy could not be diminished, either by the supplications of a father, or the tenderness of a mother, *
St. Philomena, who by your love of sufferings, merited to be consoled by Jesus, *
St. Philomena, whose ardor to endure new torments augmented every day, *
St. Philomena, whom God confided to the care of Angels, and who by their assistance defeated the rage of your persecutors, *
St. Philomena, whose glory God was pleased to manifest by continual wonders, *
St. Philomena, who endured several kinds of martyrdom from the different punishments you suffered, *
St. Philomena, who, by your example, drew many souls to Faith, *
St. Philomena, bound to a pillar and struck with reeds, *
St. Philomena, perfect model of Christian virgins, *
St. Philomena, special protectress of those who honor you, *
St. Philomena, whom the Church honors and reveres as an illustrious virgin and martyr of Jesus Christ, *
St. Philomena, now in possession of immortal honor, *

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 takes away the sins of the world,
Have mercy on us

V. Pray for us, St. Philomena!
R. That we may, like you, consecrate our entire lives to the love of Jesus.

Let us pray:

 

O Glorious virgin and martyr, whose glory God has been pleased to manifest by shining miracles! we address ourselves to you with entire confidence. Obtain for us, that, following your example, we may generously combat all that opposes the reign of Jesus Christ in our hearts, that He may ornament them with thy virtues, with that angelic purity of which you are so perfect a model; it order that, enkindled with a love for Jesus, we may walk constantly in the way He has pointed out to us, and partake one day of your eternal felicity. Amen.

Image result for St. Philomena, Virgin and Martyr from A Book of Prayers and Reflections by Fr. Lasance, 1911

Act of Consecration to Saint Philomena
(To be said on the 11th day of every month.)

Illustrious Virgin and Martyr, St. Philomcna, whose name and miracles are known even to the ends of the earth, graciously be pleased with the confidence we place in thy intercession, as we come to commend to thy special protection the health of our little family. Obtain for us health of soul and body, for in these days we have need of both. Make us strong in word and work, so that every thought, word and action of our lives may procure the glory of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

St. Philomena, pray for us. (Three times.)

Chaplet of St. Philomena

A simple Chaplet was composed by the Cure of Ars, and consists in the praying of the Creed, three Our Fathers in praise and glory to the three persons of the Holy Trinity, thirteen Hail Marys in honor of the thirteen years of the life of the “princess” saint, or the following prayer as a substitute for the Hail Mary:

Hail, O Holy St. Philomena, my dear patroness. As my advocate with thy divine spouse, intercede for me now and at the hour of my death. St. Philomena, beloved daughter of Jesus and of Mary, pray for us who have recourse to thee. Amen.

The chaplet ends with the invocation:

Hail, O illustrious St. Philomena, who so courageously shed thy blood for Christ, I bless the Lord for all the graces He has bestowed upon thee, during thy life, especially at thy death, I praise and glorify Him for the honor 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

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