Events and Celebrations

at the National Center of the Universal Archconfraternity for the United States

At the current time, due to the COVID Virus, many events have been cancelled or postponed.

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The Feast of the Birth of St. Philomena 2020

Friday, January 10, 2020

Holy Martyrs Catholic Church, Oreland, Pa

National Center of the Universal Archconfraternity of St. Philomena

Mass at 8:30 am followed by Devotions and Veneration of her Relic.

Reception to follow in the Hospitality Room on the lower level.

All are welcome!

Saint Philomena, Powerful with God, Pray for us!

Exposition of Sacred Relics

Pray in the presence of over 150 Sacred Relics on the Solemnity of All Saints

Friday, November 1, 2019

Following Mass at 8:30 am until Mass at 6:00 pm

And All Souls Day, November 2nd

The relics will remain on display following Mass at 8:30 am until 10:30 am

Included in the exposition is a relic of the True Cross of our Lord, relics from Mount Calvary and the Birthplace of the Lord, the Cloak of St. Joseph, St. John the Baptist, St. Anthony of Padua, St. John of the Cross, St. John Neumann, St. Katharine Drexel, St. Teresa of Calcutta, St. John Paul II, Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati, St. Damian of Molokai, Sts. Louis & Zelie Martin, St. Therese, Venerable Fulton J. Sheen, Servant of God Fr. Walter Ciszek, and many others.

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Holy Martyrs Catholic Church

120 Allison Road

Oreland, Pennsylvania


Coffee and light snacks will be served in the Father Szal Conference Room

as well as a video presentation on Relics.

You are invited to bring a church or school group, please call to if you would like to arrange for a presentation.

Next Stop --- The Shrine of the Miraculous Medal

Central Association of the Miraculous Medal

475 E. Chelten Ave. Philadelphia, Pa

Monday, November 18, 2019

Resurrexit Sicut Dixit, Alleluia!

Easter 2019

From the Rector of the Sanctuary

Dear devotees of Saint Philomena and the beloved Family of St. Philomena in the world,

It is the Easter Joy of Our Lord and I feel the duty to express to you my feeling and my gratitude.

Almost 36 years have passed since I made my first entry into the House of St. Philomena as Custodian of her Sacred Relics.

In all these years we journey and walked together, we shared the wonderful adventure of the faith to our Lord and the great challenge of promoting the devotion of St. Philomena in the world.

We experienced the consolation of the Divine Providence of God who has never failed His support for the Sanctuary through the generosity of the devotees who are committed in making the Sanctuary live in the full tradition of history and profound spirituality.

I am impressed by the disastrous event that hit the city of Paris and the whole France, the fire of the Cathedral of Notre-Dame-de-Paris. We pray to St. Philomena so that as soon as possible this Cathedral which is a symbol of Catholic in France and in all Europe soon can return to its old glory.

I felt your affection and your closeness in the period of my rehabilitation after the heart surgery that I underwent, when I had a moment of difficulties.

My thoughts goes to the devotees who with their frequent visit make the spirituality of the Sanctuary refresh and to the pilgrimages who come from afar gratify the Sanctuary with so many beautiful figures of men and women who make their devotion to St. Philomena in family and in their professional life a sign of thanksgiving.

The most gratifying consolation for me coming from my close collaborators , from the member of the Universal Archconfraternity of St. Philomena and from the Feast Committee of Our Lady of Grace, St. Philomena and St. Anthony who coordinate the various activities of the Sanctuary in our community. Special thanks to the Director of the Universal Archconfraternity, Mrs. Marie Burns for her effective collaboration and to the Sisters of the Congregation of the Daughters of Mary Mother of the Church Institute, Sr. Marichu. D.M. and Sr. Paz, D.M. and Giuseppe, secretary for the French language.

We are aware of our limitation but together with you we are sure that we can now move forward in the work of promoting the devotion of St. Philomena trusting in her powerful strength and intercession so help us God of Our Lord Jesus Christ and the maternal care of our Blessed Virgin Mary.

Dear Devotees, I wish you a Holy Easter and I remind you all with My Blessings of Saint Philomena.

The Rector,

Don Giovanni Braschi

US National Center Office

Representatives of the Universal Archconfraternity of St. Philomena USA at the

East Coast Catholic Family Conference

in Trenton, New Jersey

sponsored by WFJS Radio and Domestic Church Media

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Blessings at Christmas!

"In the silence of the night a voice rings out." In the silence of the night a voice echoed across the fields near Bethlehem, linking the glory of God in heaven with the peace of men on earth. The same voice later spread out from the countryside around Bethlehem to more and more places throughout the world, and today it echoes in the silence of Christmas night in every continent of the world.

The same voice has rung out for thousands of years

And in a special way this Christmas voice, the voice of the CHRIST MASS , rings out in this place to which Christians come, like the Bethlehem shepherds long ago, to gather around the crib.

They come to this place that so clearly reminds us of the shelter in which God came into the world because he could not find a proper roof.

"In the silence of the night a voice rings out, 'Rise up, shepherds, God is being born.'" . . . "Run with all speed to Bethlehem."

On December 24, 1969, these words began the Christmas Homily of a young priest, Father Karol Wojtyla, now Blessed Pope John Paul II

Today, in an age when too often — like at that first Christmas — God is denied a place on earth --- we recall His coming among us — and we celebrate the dawn of our salvation.

As We have found our way, once again, by way of various paths to the FEAST of Christmas.

For more information contact the Parish Office - 215-884-8575

Easter Message from Monsignor Giovanni Braschi 2018

My dearest friends and devotees,

With great pleasure I sincerely wish you a peaceful and Happy Easter. I have great esteem and can't praise you high enough for your hard work in promoting the devotion of Saint Philomena.

You are always in my prayers. I know from us all at the Sanctuary that we could never do all the work, without your love, prayers and contribution of donations. This gives me so much courage each day and most certainly give a great contribution for the Glory and Triumph of our "Princess in Heaven".

Remembering you all during the Easter Celebrations, I wish you all a joyful and serene Easter and I greet you with love and affection, imploring the benediction and protection of Saint Philomena upon all of you.

The Rector of the Sanctuary of Saint Philomena,

Don Giovanni Braschi

All are welcome!

It's Time to Meet Saint Philomena

November 13, 2011

Visit of Monsignor Braschi to Lansdowne, Pennsylvania

View the Mass and Conference below.

Feasts and Celebrations

Click on the title to view photos

Feast of Saint Philomena - August 11, 2014

Feast of the Birth of Saint Philomena - January 10, 2012

Representatives of the Universal Archconfraternity of St. Philomena USA at the

East Coast Catholic Family Conference

in Trenton, New Jersey

sponsored by WFJS Radio and Domestic Church Media

Monsignor Giovanni Braschi,

Rector of the Sanctuary and President of the Archconfraternity,

offers Mass at the Altar of St. Philomena

Click on the picture to visit the website of the Sanctuary in Mugnano del Cardinale