Author: Martin Sixsmith

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1447245334

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 376

View: 1589

Inspiring the film starring Judi Dench and Steve Coogan, and directed by Stephen Frears, Philomena is the tale of a mother and a son whose lives were scarred by the forces of hypocrisy on both sides of the Atlantic and of the secrets they were forced to keep. With a foreword by Judi Dench, Martin Sixsmith's book is a compelling and deeply moving narrative of human love and loss, both heartbreaking yet ultimately redemptive. When she fell pregnant as a teenager in Ireland in 1952, Philomena Lee was sent to the convent at Roscrea in Co. Tipperary to be looked after as a fallen woman. She cared for her baby for three years until the Church took him from her and sold him, like countless others, to America for adoption. Coerced into signing a document promising never to attempt to see her child again, she nonetheless spent the next fifty years secretly searching for him, unaware that he was searching for her from across the Atlantic. Philomena's son, renamed Michael Hess, grew up to be a top Washington lawyer and a leading Republican official in the Reagan and Bush administrations. But he was a gay man in a homophobic party where he had to conceal not only his sexuality but, eventually, the fact that he had AIDS. With little time left, he returned to Ireland and the convent where he was born: his desperate quest to find his mother before he died left a legacy that was to unfold with unexpected consequences for all involved.

St. Philomena

Author: Sr. Marie Helen Mohr

Publisher: TAN Books

ISBN: 1618904884

Category: Religion

Page: 160

View: 756

St. Philomena the Wonder-Worker

Author: Paul O'Sullivan

Publisher: TAN Books

ISBN: 0895551381

Category: Religion

Page: 192

View: 7317

Though nothing historical is known of her, she was declared a Saint in 1837, only 35 years after discovery of her relics. Here is the whole incredible story, plus many accounts of her tremendous favors and miracles. Another St. Jude to call on in our desperate needs.

Misiengtho Philomena

Author: Kham Khup Mang



Category: Religion

Page: 50

View: 8249

Misiengtho Philomena: Tungah Thungetna Tuomtuom laibu pen a unpi a Mikang hama (Mangham) kigiel brochure-te, Catholic website-te, le laibu tuomtuomte pana ang kiteikhie ahi hi. Pilna le theina masuon a ang kithei ahi siha, Misiengthonu’ tungah a kiapte ading deihsahna tawh ang kitei ahizaw hi. // A lungkhuah, kum dawngno, upna a sipi Misiengtho Philomena’ tungah novena le thungetna tuomtuomte pen ni tuomtuomin kingen thei hi: May 17—25, August 3—11, December 7—15. Hla sima ngente in a de ni 3 ni’n kipanin 11 ni-in mankia ding hi. // Misiengthonu Philomena’ tungah thungetna pen laivuon sangnaupangte, a dam lote, le nau suo numeite ading ahi hi. Azieh pen ama in laivuonte adingin, a vanglien hunu ahi a, a kisap hun ciengin cinate zong damsahin, nausuo numeite adingin huna lienpi pienu zong ahi hi. Hizongle, Misiengthonu’ tungah i deite kingen thei veve hi. Bangzieh ahei cile pen ama’ tungah mi tampi’n thu na ngenin, a nget banga a nga tampi a na om hi.

Saint Philomena

Author: Bob Lord,Penny Lord

Publisher: Journeys of Faith


Category: Religion

Page: 32

View: 3412

A role model for the young of today! One of the most popular Saints of the day, thanks to many of our famous Saints, such as St. John Vianney. We go from Rome where her relics were unearthed to her shrine in Mugnano del Cardinale, Italy. Discover how her life and martyrdom was revealed. Learn about the miracles attributed to her.

Philomena Begley

Author: Philomena Begley

Publisher: The O'Brien Press Ltd

ISBN: 1847179878

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

View: 9885

She recorded and performed with stars like Billie Jo Spears, Ray Lynam, Foster and Allen, Charley Pride, Big Tom and Brian Coll, shared festival line-ups with Tammy Wynette, Glen Campbell, Don Williams, Hank Locklin and many more and was awarded gold, silver and platinum discs. Yet, throughout her extraordinary career, she has never forgotten where she came from, and it is the love and inspiration of her husband, Tom, her close family and her worldwide fan base that have made her the warm and generous star we know and love. Here Philomena Begley takes us from her happy beginnings as a bread-man’s daughter in Pomeroy through the devastating loss of her brother Patsy and the risks of touring Ireland at the height of the Troubles, right up to her fiftieth anniversary in show business in 2012 – her ‘gold and silver days’.

Philomena's Miracle

Author: Betty Neels

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1488053294

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 7721

His Cinderella bride? Plain Philomena Parsons has never met someone as devastatingly handsome as Dr. Walle van der Tacx! So, when he offers her a nursing job in Holland she jumps at the chance. How could she not when it would mean she could see more of him? Philomena knows she’s not the only one after the charismatic doctor’s affections, but her fairytale ending might just be within her grasp. Because Walle knows Philomena’s one of a kind, and he’s prepared to convince her—with a ring! Originally published in 1978 New to ebook!

Philomena Unbound

Author: Sean Demory

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1312868929

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 5722

Philomena Thrice-Bound has had her future mapped out for her from before her birth. As the daughter of one of the rulers of a vast city on the edge of a surreal wilderness, her role was to serve as a handmaiden to her family's infernal benefactor. Philomena will have none of it. Follow Philomena Thrice-Bound on a twisting journey from the perfumed, treacherous Agora to her final destiny. Follow but watch your step. Follow and watch your tongue. Follow.