Novena to St. Philomena
Patron of Working People and of Christian Education of Poor People
Faithful Virgin and glorious Martyr, who works so many miracles on behalf of the poor and the sorrowing, have pity on me. You know the multitude and diversity of my needs. Behold me at thy feet, full of misery but full of hope. I entreat your charity, O great Saint! Graciously hear me and deign to obtain from God a favorable hearing for the request which I now humbly lay before you. (Here specify petition.) I am firmly convinced that through your merits, through the scorn, the sufferings, the death you have undergone, united to the merits of the death and passion of Jesus your spouse, I shall obtain what I ask of you: and in the joy of my heart I will bless God who is admirable in His Saints. Amen.