Her Feast Day is on May 22nd.

St. Rita is the Patroness of Impossible & Hopeless causes, Mothers and Abused Women. Many seek her intercession for marital problems, infertility and sickness.


O holy protectress of those who are in utmost need, shining as a star of hope in the midst of darkness, in patience and fortitude as the patriarch Job, scourge of devils, health of the sick, deliverer of those in extreme need, admiration of saints and model of all states!

With confident trust, and firmly united to the adorable will of my God, through the merits of my only Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, and in particular of that painful crown of thorns which with a tender devotion thou didst daily contemplate.

Through the merits of the most sweet Virgin Mary and thine own excellent graces and virtues, I implore thee with my whole heart and soul, to obtain my earnest petition, provided it be for the greater glory of God and my salvation (mention your request).

Guide and purify my intention, O holy protectress and most dear advocate, that I may obtain the pardon of all my sins and the grace to persevere daily, as thou didst, in walking with courage and generosity and unwavering fidelity upon the heavenward path on which the love of my sweet Lord desires to lead me.


St Rita, advocate of the impossible: Pray for Us.

St Rita, advocate of the helpless: Pray for Us

Prayers: Our Father … Hail Mary … Glory be … (3 times)


Heavenly Father! In Your infinite love and mercy, you heed the prayer of Your beloved servant, Saint Rita.

You graciously grant favors through her intercession, which are considered impossible to human foresight, skill and efforts. Relying on her compassionate love, we ask You to assist us in our trials and difficulties.

Let unbelievers know that you are recompense helper of the humble, the defense of the helpless, and the strength of those who trust in You. We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord.



St Rita received partial stigmata when she was praying in front of a crucifix.

Suddenly a wound appeared on her forehead as if from a thorn of Jesus’ ‘crown of thorns’.

She was then about 60yrs. The wound and associated pain remained with her for the rest of her life.

St Rita is the Patron Saint of abused and heartbroken wives and, along with St Jude, lost causes.

St Rita’s incorrupt body is interred at the Basilica of Cascia, Italy.



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