St. Philomena the Wonder Worker
St. Philomena is perhaps the most extraordinary saint in the history of the Catholic Church. When the relics of this 13-year-old Virgin Martyr were discovered in the Roman Catacombs in 1802, she became almost overnight one of the most powerful saints in the Church, earning the nickname of “The Wonder-Worker” because of the countless remarkable favours that she sent to those who prayed to her. For a century and a half there was a worldwide Catholic devotion to St. Philomena, approved by many Popes. But amazingly, since the 1960’s, she has been almost forgotten. This little book by the beloved Fr. Paul O’Sullivan—author of All About the Angels, Read Me or Rue It, The Secret of Confession, etc.—gives the fascinating story of St. Philomena. Fr. O’Sullivan tells of her martyrdom, her miracles, her relics, her partnership with the Cure of Ars, and the great miracle involving Pauling Jaricot, as well as recounting many other true stories of the “dear Little Saint’s” generous answers to those who invoke her. God obviously wishes to give out His gifts and favours through the hands of St. Philomena, and it is His will that we ask her for them. These pages will give new hope to all who need a special friend in Heaven to answer their prayers. May this little book help to open up the flood-gates of heavenly gifts so that once again this sweet young Saint will become known by that beautiful title: Saint Philomena—The Wonder-Worker!
Author: Fr. Paul o"Sullivan