Thursday, August 11, 2011

Feasts of Sts. Clare and Philomena

St. Clare of Assisi

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Friend of a very popular saint, St. Francis of Assisi.

Prayer to St. Clare of Assisi - Patroness of Television Workers

Dear St. Clare,
inspired by St. Francis,
you became a poor nun for the sake of Jesus,
and established the "Poor Clares."

We are told how greatly you cherished Christ
present in the sacrament of the Altar.
Is the Mass not a kind of television
of Christ's sacrifice on the Cross?

Help all television workers to broadcast the truth
and draw away from falsehood and evil.

New Saint Joseph People's Prayer Book

St. Philomena

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St. John Marie Vianney and St. Damien of Molokai both had big devotion to this little saint.

Novena Prayer to St. Philomena

Illustrious Virgin and Martyr, St. Philomena,
behold me prostrate before the throne whereon it has pleased
the Most Holy Trinity to set thee.
Full of confidence in thy protection,
I entreat thee to intercede for me with God.

Ah! From the heights of Heaven deign to cast a glance
upon thy humble client.
Spouse of Christ, sustain me in suffering, fortify me in the
temptation , protect me in the dangers surrounding me,
obtain for me the graces necessary to me, and in particular...
Above all, assist me at the hour of my death. Amen.
St. Philomena, powerful with God- Pray for us.

Saint Philomena - Powerful with God by Sister Marie Helen Mohr, S.C.


Claudia Sbardelotto said...

Hi! I found your blog when I was trying to find the lyrics of the song "Jesus Christ, you are my life" by Marco Frisina. I am wondering if you are related to Sarah Gabuya from California. I know her from our parish. Thank you for your beautiful messages and posts.

EC Gefroh said...

Aloha Claudia:
No I am not related to Sarah Gabuya. I am glad you enjoyed the posts. Thanks for stopping by. BTW, I hope you found the lyrics.