Saint Philomena the Wonder-Worker
By Fr. Paul O'Sullivan, OP
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 popular saints in the Church, earning the nickname of "The Wonder Worker" because of the countless remarkable favors 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 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 Pauline Jaricot, as well as recounting many other true stories of the dear little saint's generous answers to those who invoke her.