Who is St. Philomena? Pope Gregory XVI referred to her as the "wonder-worker" of the nineteenth century. Bl. Pope Pius XI declared her the "Patroness of the Children of Mary." St. John Vianney attributed all of his miracles to her, stating, "I have never asked for anything through the intercession of my Little Saint without having been answered."
This early virgin-martyr continues her wonder-working ways in our twenty-first century. Devotion to St. Philomena is spreading like a re-kindled wildfire throughout the universal Church today, with testimonies to her miraculous intercession being received by the international shrine of St. Philomena in Mugnano, Italy, from all parts of the world. St. Philomena wishes to exercise her remarkable power of intercession, precisely for you. It is time for you to meet St. Philomena.
Dr. Mark Miravalle, husband, permanent deacon, and father of eight, earned his Sacred Theological Doctorate at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas in Rome. Dr. Miravalle has been teaching at the Franciscan University of Steubenville since 1986. He is President of the international Catholic movement, Vox Populi Mariae Mediatrici (Voice of the People for Mary Mediatrix). Dr. Miravalle is known for his international lectures in Mariology. He has addressed several episcopal conferences, including that of South India, Nigeria, Venezuela, and Costa Rica. In addition, he has served members of the episcopal hierarchy with preliminary investigations for reported apparitions, and has made many conference appearances as well as several television appearances, for example on EWTN and Fox News. He also produces a biweekly Mariology television show for www.airmaria.com.
Dr. Miravalle is the author of numerous books and articles in the area of Mariology and Marian private revelation. His most recent books include:Introduction to Mary: the Heart of Marian Doctrine and Devotion
Marian Private Revelation: Discerning with the Church
The Seven Sorrows of China
Meet Mary: Getting to Know the Mother of God
Editor, Mariology: A Guide for Priests, Deacons, Seminarians, and Consecrated Persons