Dear devotees of Saint Philomena in the United States,
At this time of year many tax consultants advise their clients to make a tax deductible donation to a favorite charity in order to reduce their taxes. I am hoping that each devotee in this situation will consider making a donation to help the International Shrine of Saint Philomena with pressing financial needs. The economic downturn hit the Sanctuary especially hard and necessary maintenance had to be deferred. We struggle to meet the basic day-to-day obligations of the Sanctuary and need to make ongoing maintenance and repairs. We don’t want to decrease important projects which promote devotion to Saint Philomena and want to continue to welcome devoted pilgrims from around the world.
U.S.A. 501(c)(3) Tax-Deductible Donations may be mailed to:
Saint Philomena Sanctuary Support Fund, Inc.
P.O. Box 4114
Bergheim, Texas 78004, U.S.A.
or donate online by using the “donate” button on this page
Thank you for your generosity at this time to further the legacy of Saint Philomena and to ensure the sustainability of her International Shrine. We are forever grateful for our saint’s intercessory help.
Pope Benedict XVI urged us to reflect on the lives of the saints, to remember the “surplus of love, of perseverance in suffering, of honor and truth” that captured our hearts. With this recollection, we offer thanksgiving to Almighty God for the wondrous example of Saint Philomena’s life of purity and sacrifice. We join together to acknowledge all of the saints who gave their lives for the love of Christ and His Kingdom, and we joyfully wait for the day that we too will hear Our Lord’s words found in St. Matthew’s Gospel: “Well done, good and faithful servant, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.”
Assuring you of my prayers and blessings for you and your loved ones,
God Bless you
Msgr. Giovanni Braschi
Rector of the Sanctuary of Saint Philomena
Don’t forget that every time you shop at Philomena’s gift shop you are making a contribution to Sanctuary.