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I just wanted to say how sorry I am for you and your family. I can’t imagine the sadness you feel. Your family and Philomena have been an inspiration to so many others. That hope will live far longer than any of us.
have been praying for Phil and your whole family since September… I really wanted to tell you how sorry I am for your unimaginable suffering and loss, and to tell you what a profound impact Phil and your family has had in my spiritual journey. I have five children and my husband, and I are raising them Catholic. We have always gone to church and said prayers, but I began praying the rosary for Phil every single night since September. My children also began praying a decade each night for her, and we did a family rosary once a week. Our relationships with each other and with God have gotten better. I saw your community and people from all over the world come together and pray. It is truly amazing what she was able to do and still can do. What an incredible little girl. I also want to thank you for raising awareness about the lack of funding for childhood cancer, especially DIPG. I now know that so much needs to be done.
Your daughter, as so unbelievably tragic and terrible the journey was, has had such an enormous impact on my life. Bringing me closer to God and being a better person… . I just wanted to thank u for everything you have done for me and my family and the whole community and even the world.
I’m sure you know already but your precious baby girl has made such an impact on my life words can’t even describe. My brother took his own life many years ago and that left me questioning my faith. My father stopped going to church. He could not understand Gods reasoning. Our family was in turmoil. We’ve muddle thru the years. My parents have since passed away. However, I believe in my heart that your angel would have brought them back to the Lord as she has done for me and so many more…. You are very blessed to have such a beautiful spirt, both in yourself and in Philomena. I truly believe that one day the Catholic Church will be canonizing her. Not only do I pray for Philomena, I pray to her. She will remain in my prayers for my life time here on earth. Love to you.
Like many others, I have followed your journey and grew to genuinely care about a family I had never met. There was something so special about the girl with the eyes and a soul wise beyond her years. When my mom was sick, I spent a lot of time at the St John Neuman Shrine and healing masses at St. Anne’s begging for a miracle. Sadly, after she passed I was angry as many are after losing a loved one. And then I met Phil.
I’m so amazed at the power one little girl’s faith had, not only on the Philadelphia community but the entire Country.
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