O most pure Virgin, glorious Martyr, Saint Philomena,
whom God in His eternal power has revealed to the world
in these unhappy days in order to revive the faith,
sustain the hope and enkindle the charity of Christian souls,
behold me prostrate at thy feet.
Deign, O Virgin, full of goodness and kindness,
to receive my humble prayers and to obtain for me
that purity for which thou didst sacrifice the most alluring pleasures of the world,
that strength of soul which made thee resist the most terrible attacks
and that ardent love for our Lord Jesus Christ,
which the most frightful torments could not extinguish in thee.
So, that wearing thy holy cord and imitating thee in this life,
I may one day be crowned with thee in heaven.