• Filename: philomena.
  • ISBN: 9783843708692
  • Release Date: 2014-02-10
  • Number of pages: 448
  • Author: Martin Sixsmith
  • Publisher: Ullstein eBooks

Philomena Lee ist selbst noch fast ein Kind, als sie hochschwanger im Kloster Zuflucht sucht. Doch statt Barmherzigkeit erwartet sie dort ein unerbittliches System: Im Irland der 50er-Jahre verkaufen die Nonnen jedes uneheliche Kind, das in ihrem Konvent geboren wird, mit neuer Identität in die USA. Wie viele andere Mütter verliert auch Philomena ihren Sohn, aus Anthony Lee wird mit drei Jahren Michael Hess. Mutter und Sohn können einander nicht vergessen, doch erst 50 Jahre später erfährt Philomena, was aus ihrem Sohn geworden ist.


  • Filename: philomena.
  • ISBN: 3548375588
  • Release Date: 2014-02-10
  • Number of pages: 464
  • Author: Martin Sixsmith
  • Publisher:


  • Filename: philomena.
  • ISBN: 9781101636022
  • Release Date: 2013-11-06
  • Number of pages: 448
  • Author: Martin Sixsmith
  • Publisher: Penguin

New York Times Bestseller The heartbreaking true story of an Irishwoman and the secret she kept for 50 years When she became pregnant as a teenager in Ireland in 1952, Philomena Lee was sent to a convent to be looked after as a “fallen woman.” Then the nuns took her baby from her and sold him, like thousands of others, to America for adoption. Fifty years later, Philomena decided to find him. Meanwhile, on the other side of the Atlantic, Philomena’s son was trying to find her. Renamed Michael Hess, he had become a leading lawyer in the first Bush administration, and he struggled to hide secrets that would jeopardize his career in the Republican Party and endanger his quest to find his mother. A gripping exposé told with novelistic intrigue, Philomena pulls back the curtain on the role of the Catholic Church in forced adoptions and on the love between a mother and son who endured a lifelong separation.

The Lost Child of Philomena Lee

  • Filename: the-lost-child-of-philomena-lee.
  • ISBN: 9780230753211
  • Release Date: 2010-07-02
  • Number of pages: 368
  • Author: Martin Sixsmith
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan

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. The Lost Child of Philomena Lee 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. A compelling narrative of human love and loss, Martin Sixsmith's moving account is both heartbreaking yet ultimately redemptive.


  • Filename: philomena.
  • ISBN: 3902722274
  • Release Date: 2015
  • Number of pages: 63
  • Author: Paul Baldauf
  • Publisher:

St Philomena

  • Filename: st-philomena.
  • ISBN: 9781618904881
  • Release Date: 1953-06-02
  • Number of pages: 160
  • Author: Sr. Marie Helen Mohr
  • Publisher: TAN Books

Philomena Begley

  • Filename: philomena-begley.
  • ISBN: 9781847179876
  • Release Date: 2017-11-06
  • Number of pages: 240
  • Author: Philomena Begley
  • Publisher: The O'Brien Press Ltd

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’.

St Philomena the Wonder Worker

  • Filename: st-philomena-the-wonder-worker.
  • ISBN: 9780895551382
  • Release Date: 2008-09-15
  • Number of pages: 192
  • Author: Paul O'Sullivan
  • Publisher: TAN Books

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.

Philomena s Miracle

  • Filename: philomena-s-miracle.
  • ISBN: 9781459239425
  • Release Date: 2012-04-16
  • Number of pages:
  • Author: Betty Neels
  • Publisher: Harlequin

SHE LIVED IN HOPE THAT HE WOULD NOTICE HER! Dr. Walle van der Tacx was a very attractive man. When he offered Philomena a nursing job in Holland, she jumped at it—surely it would mean that she could see more of him? It didn't take her long to realize her mistake and to discover that there was no point in entertaining romantic thoughts about the doctor. Clearly it was just a question of time before he married pretty and vivacious Tritia. It would take a miracle for him to notice plain Philomena, who had nothing but a kind heart to offer him!

The Life and Miracles Saint Philomena Virgin and Martyr

  • Filename: the-life-and-miracles-saint-philomena-virgin-and-martyr.
  • ISBN:
  • Release Date: 2015-07-31
  • Number of pages:
  • Author: Anonymous
  • Publisher: Aeterna Press

This work has been composed at the instance of a venerable prelate. The greater, part of what it contains has been extracted from two works, written in Italian, on the great saint, of whom it is a panegyric. These two works were submitted to the ecclesiastical anthority before publication; and that one, of which I have principally made use, bears upon it the permission to publish, of the holy office, under date of December 12, 1833. The other, of which the first is but an abridgment, contains this passage: “The name of St. Philomena is sounded everywhere with glory; devotion to her wins the hearts of all. Bishops, archbishops, princes of the Church, * the old, the young, all, even disbelievers, and the very impious, whose eyes are opened by the works of Thaumaturga, are anxious to render her homage. Aeterna Press

Philomena s Homecoming

  • Filename: philomena-s-homecoming.
  • ISBN: 9781450227704
  • Release Date: 2010-05-17
  • Number of pages: 48
  • Author: Caryn Eve Murray
  • Publisher: iUniverse

Sometime in 2002, a young pet prairie dog was abandoned on a Long Island, N.Y., beach. This book is based on her story. Here is what two authors have to say about "Philomena's Homecoming:" "Philomena travels across the country and into my heart. Her tale involves big dangers along her way to family, love and home. This is a story that, by implication, describes wildlife rehabilitation without ever mentioning the phrase." -- Chet Gottfried, wildlife photographer, author of "The Steel Eye." "For those children spending hours on the Internet, alienated from reality yet yearning to connect, Caryn Eve Murray's poignant true tale of a little lost prairie dog who finds a loving new home will entice them, comfort them, and make them feel whole." --Dr. Jud Newborn, Author, "Sophie Scholl and the White Rose," and member, Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators.

Saint Philomena

  • Filename: saint-philomena.
  • ISBN: 0895555018
  • Release Date: 1993
  • Number of pages: 192
  • Author: Paul O'Sullivan
  • Publisher: Tan Books & Pub

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. Impr. 192 pgs, PB

Philomena s Revenge

  • Filename: philomena-s-revenge.
  • ISBN: 1897648103
  • Release Date: 1993
  • Number of pages: 88
  • Author: Rita Ann Higgins
  • Publisher: Salmon Publishing

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