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 Patroness of those in need, St. Rita, whose pleadings before thy Divine Lord are almost irresistible, who for thy lavishness in granting favors hast been called the advocate of the hopeless and even of the impossible.

St. Rita so humble, so pure, so mortified, so patient and of such compassionate love for thy Crucified Jesus that thou couldst obtain from him whatsoever thou askest, on account of which all confidently have recourse to thee, expecting, if not always relief, at least comfort.

Be propitious to our petition, showing thy power with God on behalf of the suppliant; be lavish to us as thou hast been in so many wonderful cases, or the greater glory of God, for the spreading of thine own devotion, and for the consolation of those who trust in thee.

We promise, if our petition is granted, to glorify, thee by making known thy favor, to bless and sing thy praises forever.

Relying upon thy merits and power before the Sacred Heart of Jesus, we pray: (mention your request)obtain for us our request by the singular merits of thy childhood.

By thy perfect union with the Divine Will.

By the heroic sufferings during thy married life.

By the consolation thou didst experience at the conversion of thy husband.

By the sacrifice of thy children rather than see them grievously offend God.

By thy miraculous entrance into the convent.

By thy severe penances and thrice daily bloody scourgings.

By the suffering caused by the wound thou didst receive from the thorn of thy crucified Savior.

By the divine love which consumed thy heart.

By that remarkable devotion to the Blessed Sacrament, on which alone thou didst exist for four years.

By the happiness with which thou didst part from thy trials to join thy Divine Spouse.

By the perfect example thou gavest to people of every state of life.

Pray for us, O holy St. Rita, that we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.


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.


  1. St Rita, intercede for me in my trials, take care of my challenges in this world, look into my daily life and needs. I pray for peace in my family. Amen


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