Saint John Baptist Mary Vianney
His childlike devotion to St. Philomena played an intimate part of his daily life. He spends his time in prayer and doing penance for his parishioners. He was gifted with discernment of spirits, prophecy, hidden knowledge and working miracles. His miracles were attributed through the intercession of St. Philomena. He was a great propagator of the devotion to St. Philomena throughout France. He is the patron of all priests.
Saint Pio of Pietrelcina (Padre Pio) – Ordained in the priesthood in 1910, he experienced a mystical phenomenon in 1918 when he received the visible marks of the crucifixion, making him the first stigmatized priest in the history of Church. He was known for his ability to read the hearts of penitents and was proclaimed a saint by Pope John Paul II in 2002. Distressed by the rumors about the cult of the Saint, Padre Pio told an Irish devotee of the Little Saint, Mary Philomena Mulcahy: "Saint Philomena is in Paradise, the confusion is the work of Satan."
Saint Madeleine Sophie Barat
Saint Madeleine Sophie Barat – She was foundress of the Ladies of the Sacred Heart and a great devotee of St. Philomena. In September 1866, Barat layed her hands on the wounds of one of her postulants before she was to have an operation, and to the doctor’s astonishment, the patient was miraculously healed. She attributed this healing to St. Philomena.
Saint Peter Chanel
Saint Peter Chanel – The first martyr of the ocean was known for his missionary work and for his simple baggage of a crucifix on his breast, Rosary in his pocket, and pictures of the Virgin Mary, St. Joseph and St. Philomena in his breviary.
Saint Francesca Cabrini
Saint Francesca Cabrini – Mother Cabrini was the first saint canonized from the United States. She left Italy for the United States in 1899. She was named the Saint of the Immigrants and always carried a statue of St. Philomena.
Saint Joseph Damien de Veuster of Molokai
The "Leper Priest" and hero of Molokai, he dedicated his first parish church and home on the island to St. Philomena. He gave his life to care for lepers and was particularly concerned for children segregated in the colony.
Saint Peter Julian Eymard
A French Catholic priest and Apostle of the Eucharist, he always kneeled before a Sacred Relic of St. Philomena and was cured in 1854 after having recited a novena in her honor.
Blessed Bartholomew Longo
A devotee of the Little Saint and apostle of the Rosary, he placed the Shrine of Our Lady of the Rosary in the Valley of Pompeii, visited daily by nearly 10,000 pilgrims, under her patronage.
Saint Maria Magdalen of Canossa
Founder of the Institution of the Daughters of Charity and dedicated to educating the poor and serving the sick, she spread devotion to St. Philomena throughout Southern Italy.
Saint John Neumann
He was a devotee of St. Philomena from Philadelphia and in 1846 completed the St. Philomena Church in Pittsburg. He was appointed bishop of Philadelphia in 1852 and was the first to organize a diocesan Catholic school system.
According to the Diocese of Pittsburgh Archives, St. Philomena, once located in Pittsburgh's Strip District, was founded in 1839 which was the first German parish in the diocese. St. John Neumann and Blessed Francis Seelos are among the priests that served at St. Philomena. The cornerstone of the church was laid on May 26, 1842 and the completed church was dedicated on October 4, 1846. St. John Neumann attended the laying of the cornerstone on that date. The Pennsylvania Railroad purchased this church on April 15, 1922. The last Mass was held in St. Philomena in the Strip District on November 16, 1925.
St. Philomena was relocated to Pittsburgh in the Squirrel Hill section. Due to the population loss, the church closed after serving the community for 70 years. St. Philomena closed in 1993 and the church was sold shortly afterwards.
Blessed Anna Maria Taigi – She achieved her sanctification by living an ordinary life of wife and mother and through her total surrender to God, help of those in need, and as an active member of the Third Order of the Most Holy Trinity. She was known for her supernatural gifts to see present or future events as well as the state of grace of individuals, living or dead. She witnessed the healing of her granddaughter’s damaged eye after it was rubbed with the Holy Oil of St. Philomena. Anna Maria was greatly devoted to St. Philomena and invoked her daily. At the time of her death, she placed her children under the saint’s protection.
St. Hannibal Marie Di Francia (1851-1927) - He is the founder of the Rogationist Fathers of the Heart of Jesus and the Daughters of the Divine Zeal. Also known as “The Father of Orphans and the Poor,” he was very devoted to the Virgin & Martyr. Referring to St. Philomena he used to say: "St. Philomena has become famous for the great miracles that the Lord has worked through her."
Blessed Pius IX (1792-1878) - This Pope's devotion was deep and sincere throughout his whole life. In 1849 he visited the Sanctuary. When young, he was healed by intercession of the Saint. He proclaimed her Second Patron in the vast Neapolitan Kingdom.