I am eternally grateful to our most august Queen the Virgin Mary who has drawn me over the course of my life through the loving care of St. Thérèse and St. Joan, along the Trail of the Dogmatic Creed of the Roman Catholic Church, toward a Kingdom I was told to seek in the center of Mary’s Immaculate Heart. Here is where St. Philomena, powerful before God and “beloved above all others”(Fr. Paul, 1954, p. 91), sits reigning as my sovereign and the protector of the treasury of graces that God, our Holy Father in Heaven with His Son our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit, has granted to me, a most unworthy man, through the Immaculate Heart of Mary and the saintly, sisterly care of St. Joan and St. Thérèse. As St. Joan and St. Thérèse established me on this Trail leading to the center of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I, for the first time in my life, have something of great value to give. It is to St. Philomena that I irrevocably give it.
I ask her constant intercession to God and Our Lady for the graces of Faith, Hope, and Love; Humility and Purity; Confidence; Poverty and Simplicity; Patience and Fortitude; Final Perseverance; the Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit; Martyrdom; and all the graces I need to be a saint.
~ Walter Adams