My Name is Philomena: A Saint's Story

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For centuries, the story of Saint Philomena was hidden away in the darkness of the ancient catacombs of Rome. Only in recent years has her story finally come to light! In this book, the Virgin-Martyr herself shares the splendid account of her short life: from the first moment she fell in love with God to her final moment on earth, when she laid down her life for Him. Join the Greek princess Philomena as her dangerous and breathtaking story unfolds. Bear witness to how this young “daughter of light” defeated the forces of darkness and inherited the extraordinary title “Powerful with God.”



Fr. Peregrine Fletcher, OPraem
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21 Reviews

  • 5
    This book truly blessed our family!

    Posted by Marisa Gebert on Jul 23rd 2023

    This book is such a beautiful explanation of the incredible life of young St. Philomena and such a m…

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  • 5
    My son loves this book!

    Posted by Allison Williams on Jul 20th 2023

    The illustrations in this book are stunning! I didn't know what to expect when I got this book …

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  • 5
    An example of faith

    Posted by Mary Saltzmann on Jul 19th 2023

    Fr. Peregrine wrote this wonderful book to share St. Philomena with others. St. Philomena's fai…

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  • 5
    Excellent for little girls!

    Posted by Angela Smyth on Jul 18th 2023

    My two young girls love this book -- the illustrations and the story are perfect! It is great to see…

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  • 5
    Beautiful retelling of a young martyr's story!

    Posted by Katie on Jul 13th 2023

    St. Philomena's story is powerful, and this picture book brings her biography to the level of a…

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  • 5
    An enchanting story that inspires readers of all ages to be like St. Philomena

    Posted by Joe on Jul 13th 2023

    "My Name Is Philomena: A Saint's Story" is a beautifully crafted book that introduces…

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  • 5
    An Absolute Gem for Children and Adults!

    Posted by Tina Mudd on Jul 7th 2023

    Fr. Peregrine Fletcher has produced a beautiful, timeless classic that will touch the hearts and sou…

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  • 5
    "My Name if Philomena"

    Posted by A beautiful book and a beautiful saint on Jul 6th 2023

    Fr. Peregrine has written and illustrated an absolutely stunning book about a little-known but inspi…

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  • 5
    A lovely, inspiring and edifying book for children

    Posted by Adela Aguirre on Jul 5th 2023

    I was delighted to read "My name is Philomena: A Saint's Story". The bright colorful …

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Editorial Reviews

Susan Hilliard (Caretaker of the National Shrine of St. Philomena, USA & Executive Board Member of the Universal Archconfraternity of St. Philomena, Italy)

My Name is Philomena is a long awaited "Children's" book on the life of St. Philomena, Virgin Martyr, whose life ended at the age of 13. It is beautifully illustrated and well written according to the historical story of her life. It should be in every home library where children can read it often. A helpful story to instill the love of God in all children, who need to have him in their thoughts.”

Colleen Carroll Campbell (Award-winning author of The Heart of Perfection, My Sisters the Saints, and The New Faithful)

“In this beautifully illustrated, poetic retelling of a lesser-known martyr’s life, Fr. Peregrine Fletcher gives today’s children a compelling model of the very virtues they’ll need to be tomorrow’s saints: courage, purity, and rock-solid faith. Read My Name Is Philomena to your own little ones and pray that God will make them a light in the darkness of their age, just as Philomena was in hers.”

Kathleen Beckman (Author and Speaker,Praying for Priests, A Family Guide to Spiritual Warfare, Beautiful Holiness)

My Name Is Philomena: A Saint’s Story is a brilliant work of art; a story to be savored by every Catholic! This lovely and original presentation of St. Philomena who is a powerful intercessor, especially for men, women and children who struggle with spiritual battles, is a moving feast for the heart. Fr. Peregrine Fletcher's book is a gift to the Church. May every Catholic home receive this gift. Ponder and pray as you turn these pages. Your heart will be enriched. Highly recommended!”

Kathryn Griffin Swegart (Award-winning author of Lucia of Fatima)

“With an artistic style reminiscent of Tomi dePaola, Father Peregrine Fletcher masterfully tells the little known tale of the martyr Saint Philomena. ”

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