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Title: In Honor of the Feast of Saint Rita
Post by: AMDGJMJ on May 22, 2019, 01:00:30 AM
Title: Re: In Honor of the Feast of Saint Rita
Post by: poche on May 26, 2019, 11:17:54 PM
t. Rita of Cascia was a humble and holy woman who lived in the 15th century. Both during life and after death, St. Rita was a powerful intercessor, always praying for those most in need.

After dying from tuberculosis, Rita was almost immediately connected to multiple miracles. According to author Bert Ghezzi (, “Three days later, Domenico Angeli, a notary of Cascia, recorded eleven miracles that occurred upon the saint’s death.”
Ever since then she has been widely known as a miraculous intercessor, with countless miracles occurring through her heavenly intercession, especially for impossible causes. (
Title: Re: In Honor of the Feast of Saint Rita
Post by: poche on May 28, 2019, 01:19:48 AM
The first miracle consists of that pleasing scent emanating from the remains of the Saint’s body, the existence of which is confirmed by many reliable witnesses and trustworthy tradition, so that to doubt concerning this fact would be absurd; moreover no natural cause can be given for the existence of this odor, as we see from the physical research which has been made by men most skilled in such things. Furthermore this odor diffuses itself in a manner above the usual laws of nature. Hence we should be persuaded that this fragrance has its origin through divine intervention. (
Title: Re: In Honor of the Feast of Saint Rita
Post by: poche on June 04, 2019, 11:59:28 PM
The other miracle happened to Elizabeth Bergamini, a young girl in danger of losing her sight from smallpox. Her parents, assured by the physicians that the child’s condition was so serious that medical aid could be of no avail, decided to send her to the Augustinian Convent at Cascia, beseeching St. Rita fervently to deliver their daughter from approaching blindness. Arriving at the convent, the child was clothed with a votive dress in honor of St. Rita. After four months Elizabeth cried out one day that she could see. Together with the nuns she immediately began to give thanks to God who had wrought such a miracle through St. Rita. (
Title: Re: In Honor of the Feast of Saint Rita
Post by: Matto on August 10, 2019, 12:13:21 AM
I just found this Novena to Saint Rita on two crumpled sheets of paper stapled together in my room earlier today. I don't know the source so take it with a grain of salt:

A Novena to Saint Rita:

"Glorious St. Rita, O holy patroness of those in need, your intercession with out Lord is most powerful. Through the favors obtained by your prayers, you have been called the Advocate of the Hopeless and even of the Impossible. St. Rita, humble and pure; patient and compassionate lover of Christ Crucified! We have confidence that everyone who has recourse to you, will find comfort and relief. Listen to our petitions and show your power with God on our behalf. Obtain our petitions for us, if they are for the greater glory of God, and for our good. We promise, if our petitions are granted, to make known your favor, and to glorify God for his gift. Relying on your merits and power before the Sacred Heart of Jesus, we ask of you (here 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 would thou didst receive from the thorn of the 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.

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. Amen."
Title: Re: In Honor of the Feast of Saint Rita
Post by: Matto on August 10, 2019, 12:18:48 AM

I wish I could thank this post infinity times. God Bless you, Rita.