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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22 Reviews

  • 5
    Moving portrayal of the life of a beautiful saint

    Posted by Melissa on Jan 11th 2024

    This book is well-written and beautiful. It is a great read-aloud for the whole family, and the pict…

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  • 5
    My name is Philomena

    Posted by Verónica Raygoza on Sep 8th 2023

    It is a beautiful book! The drawings are very well done, the material seems to be of good quality an…

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  • 5
    Beautiful book

    Posted by Sue McGrath on Aug 28th 2023

    My purchase was a gift. Recipient’s are enjoying the book!

  • 5
    A true Masterpiece!

    Posted by Teresa on Aug 21st 2023

    Thank you, Father Peregrine Fletcher! My 4 year old, 2 year old, and I love your book about St Philo…

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  • 5
    Every home should have this book!

    Posted by Heather Vento on Aug 8th 2023

    It's rare to find a book that the all of my children enjoy reading, from ages 6 to 15, but this…

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  • 5

    Posted by April S on Aug 8th 2023

    This is a beautiful story of St. Philomena told from her point of view. I’m this book we learn a…

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  • 5
    A Beautiful Way to Learn about Saint Philomena

    Posted by Kristen Curtis on Aug 4th 2023

    The illustrations in the book are breathtaking and help to bring Fr. Peregrine’s words to life. My …

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  • 5
    Philomena: A Saint for our times!

    Posted by Avoiding Babylon on Aug 3rd 2023

    One of our hosts here at Avoiding Babylon named his newest daughter Philomena. We were lucky enough…

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  • 5
    A captivating story for the whole family

    Posted by Rachel G on Aug 1st 2023

    An inspiring story about a saint my family and I weren’t familiar with. The life of St. Philomena, t…

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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. ”