The Feast of St. Philomena, Virgin and Martyr (August 11th) was celebrated with a Missa Cantata in the Extraordinary Form, followed by individual blessings with the blessed oil which burns in the lamp before her relics at her Sanctuary in Mugnano del Cardinale, Italy and the veneration of her first-class relic. Rev. Msgr. Charles Mangan, Director of our Diocesan Marian Apostolate, preached the homily, and Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Knutson beautifully lead the chanting of the Common Mass of a Virgin Martyr. The Mass, which was attended by over 200 people, including families from as far away as Aberdeen, SD, concluded a Triduum of Prayer in St. Philomena’s Honor, which began on Monday evening, August 9th, at 7:00pm.
For a copy of the Devotions in Honor of St. Philomena, click here: Devotions booklet contents and here for the cover: Booklet Cover
For a copy of the Mass Propers (Common of a Virgin Martyr, Loquebar), click here: Proper of the Mass – St. Philomena
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