Today is the Feast day of that great virgin/martyr Saint, Philomena. As I mentioned before, I am a member of FOSS, namely, Friends of the Suffering Souls.
Also, as I have mentioned before, I get their newsletters...and this week they have begun a novena to St. Philomena, who is very powerful with her intercession before Almighty God. She is known as the "Wonderworker."
She had great admirers among the other Saints as well...namely, the Cure d'Ars, St. John Vianney himself...and Ven. Pauline Marie Jaricot, whom she cured of a serious illness. Ven. Pauline, after her miraculous cure, which was witnessed by many, went on to found the Society for the Propagation of the Faith.
As was the usual way with Emperors long ago, Philomena was chosen to be his bride, as he was taken by her beauty and manner, but she had already chosen Christ to be her Spouse. So she was imprisoned, tortured and finally martyred. While in chains, she was consoled by Our Lady Herself and while being tortured she was visited and comforted by the Holy Angels.
A Saint who merits such singular attention by the very Courts of Heaven, not to mention the Holy Queen, certainly deserves mention here on my own Blog, a humble site written by one who is no match for her!
Let us all pray to St. Philomena for her intercession, not only for help in working to aid the Holy Souls in Purgatory, but in all our endeavors here on Earth.
God knows we can use all the help we can get...
Let us pray...