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.
Day 3. PRAYER
Holy Patron of those in greatest need, you shine as a star of hope in the midst of darkness.
Blessed St Rita, bright mirror of God’s grace, in patience and courage you are a model to all of us.
St Rita, I unite my will with the will of God through the merits of my Saviour Jesus Christ.
During his Passion he bore, for our sins, the Crown of Thorns, and you, with tender devotion, did accept and honour a reminder of that burden.
St Rita, through your intercession and the merits of the Holy Virgin Mary, I ask you to obtain my earnest petition, provided it is for the greater glory of God and my sanctification.
(Share your request …)
Guide and purify my intention, O Holy Patron and Advocate, so that I may obtain the pardon of all my sins and the grace to persevere daily, as you did in walking with courage, generosity and fidelity along the path of life.
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)
LET US PRAY
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.
THREE DAYS OF PRAYER TO ST.RITAhttps://t.co/yqrnwS72YO
— Vatican Site (@vatican_site) May 19, 2017