The Shrine of Saint Philomena is the main Catholic place of worship in Mugnano del Cardinale, in the province of Avellino. Inside, the body of the virgin and martyr St. Philomena has been preserved since August 10, 1805. The shrine contains the Saint's tombstones, the Miraculous Altar , the Miraculous Statue, Pauline Jaricot's chair on which she was sitting when she received the miracle. It is one of nine shrines in the Diocese of Nola...
St. Philomena has been credited with countless miracles and many have asked for her intercession since the discovery of her tomb in the oldest catacombs of St. Priscilla in Rome in 1802. She is prayed by people of different ages, cultures and social positions all over the world. Numerous devotees have relied on her protection: the ailing Miss Pauline Marie Jaricot, founder of the "Propagation of the Faith" and beatified in Lyon on May 22, 2022; the young epileptic Giovanni Mastai Ferretti, who would become Pope under the name Pius IX, and later beatified; the timid priest John Mary Vianney, the holy curate of Ars, referred to by St. Pius X as the guarantor of St. Philomena.
LITANIA OF SAINT PHILOMENA VIRGIN AND MARTYR
formulated by Curè of Ars: John Baptist Mary Vianney
“You who are full of thanks, sweet, courteous virgin, spread rays of goodness over our beautiful country”.
Your graces and your favors always pour out generously, on your faithful Mugnano, O Beautiful Mother of Mercy"