ASSOCIATION OF ST. PHILOMENA’S HELPERS AND SERVANTS
TO THE SUFFERING AND THE POOR
We are a group of men and women, clerics, religious and lay people imbued with the Spirit of St. Philomena; that is a joyful spirit of love, fidelity and obedience to God’s plan for us and the world. This spirit is founded upon Good News of Jesus Christ, and in particular, upon His Sermon on the Mount. It takes its form as a private association of Catholic faithful founded in 1996, which received ecclesiastical approval from the Archdiocese of Newark, New Jersey, USA, in 1998.
Our purpose is to spread devotion to St. Philomena.
Our primary prayer intentions are:
- Conversion of all sinners.
- All the Holy Souls in Purgatory
- Victims of abortion and the abolition of abortion
- Priest and Religious and an increase in Vocations.
St. Philomena – Virgin and Martyr
St. Philomena was born of Greek nobility. At about the age of thirteen she died for her faith in Rome , c.302 AD. Her tomb was discovered in 1802. Her remains were venerated.
Many miracles and favors occurred and continue too occur though her intercession. She was canonized by Pope Gregory XVI in 1837.