Dear Family of Saint Philomena,

I invite you to join me this coming Sunday to consecrate yourself and your children to Saint Philomena. On the last Sunday in August we especially ask Saint Philomena to take our loved ones under her care with the following prayer. We celebrate several special masses at the Sanctuary and devotees from many communities bring their children each year to be consecrated in Saint Philomena’s earthly home.

Illustrious Virgin and Martyr, St. Philomena, whose name and miracles are known even to the ends of the earth, graciously be pleased with the confidence we place in thy intercession, as we come to commend to thy special protection the health of our little family. Obtain for us health of soul and body, for in these days we have need of both. Make us strong in word and work, so that every thought, word and action of our lives may procure the glory of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

This is a nice time to give your child or loved one a little gift to remind them of Saint Philomena’s care for them. I suggest browsing in our online gift shop for a special memento to hold her close. Remember, we are having our Summer Clearance sale this week only.  I will personally bless the items you choose before they leave the sanctuary.

Sending a blessing from the altar of the sacred body of saint Philomena

Msgr. Giovanni Braschi
Rector of the Sanctuary of Saint Philomena
Custodian of her Sacred Body

Support the Sanctuary of Saint Philomena

The Sanctuary of Saint Philomena is not a parish Church. We do not have parishioners who support this place of worship on a weekly basis. We are completely dependent on the love and generosity of you, the world-wide devotees, to keep the doors of the earthly home of Saint Philomena open.

We pray at the Sanctuary for the devotees of Saint Philomena to recognize and provide the means to pay our monthly utilities of gas and electricity. We also pray for the means to install a lift at the Sanctuary to enable physically challenged pilgrims to experience the entire home of their beloved Saint.

In order to ensure the Sanctuary is able to keep our doors open to you and to continue to offer God continual praise and to be the focal point through which our prayers are received by Saint Philomena and interceded for before God at the Sanctuary, you may donate in the following ways:

  1. Direct to the Sanctuary:
    1. By personal check payable to the "Sanctuary of Saint Philomena." For security reasons, please send your donation through registered or express mail to the Sanctuary's address at the bottom of this newsletter.
    2. Online - Go to our Support Page, Click Here
    3. By bank transfer to the Sanctuary's Bank account: BANCA UNICREDIT MUGNANO DEL CARDINALE(30525) BANK ACCOUNT:N° 000400102946 SWIFT CODE:UNCRITM1E94 IBAN:IT18D0200875790000400102946
  2. U.S.A. Tax-Deductible Donations may be sent to the new non-profit set up in the United States:
    1. Online - Go to our Support Page, Click Here
    2. Postal mail donations can be made to: Saint Philomena Sanctuary Support Fund, Inc. P.O. Box 4114 Bergheim, Texas 78004, U.S.A.


Sanctuary of Saint Philomena
Piazza Umberto I
83027 Mugnano del Cardinale
Avellino, Italy
Tel: 0039 081 825 7204 Fax: 0039 081 511 2733
Rector, Msgr. Giovanni Braschi

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