Patron St. Rita of Cascia
St. Rita lived a life full of hardship and pain. She
was abused for eighteen years by her husband and her
two sons lived unholy lives. St. Rita converted her
husband to Christianity but he was murdered soon after.
St. Rita's sons vowed revenge for their father's murderers.
Rather than see her sons kill someone, St. Rita prayed
for them to die. Both her sons were dead within a year.
St. Rita was miraculously whisked to a convent where
she prayed for pain in order to offer it up to the Lord.
She was pierced through the forehead with a thorn from
Jesus' crown of thorns. St. Rita remained in the convent
until she died in 1457.
St. Rita became the Patron Saint of:
* Lost causes
* Marital problems
Catholics who have difficult lives or marital struggles
often wear a St. Rita medal or a St. Rita pendant, praying
for St. Rita's intercession in their lives. A St. Rita
necklace reminds them to recite a prayer to St. Rita
to assist them with their special intentions.
Prayer to St. Rita
Lord, have mercy on us.
Christ, have mercy on us.
Lord, have mercy on us, Christ hear us.
Christ, graciously hear us.
God, the Father of heaven, have mercy on us.
God, the Son, Redeemer of the world,
God, the Holy Spirit,
Holy Trinity, One God,
Immaculate Mary, Mother of God, pray for us.
Holy Mary, Mother of pure love,
Holy Mary, Comforter of the afflicted,
Holy Mary, Queen of all the saints,
Holy Mary, Model of life for Saint Rita,
St. Rita, our advocate and protectress,
St. Rita, beloved by the Lord,
St. Rita given special grace from heaven,
St. Rita, remarkable in childhood,
St. Rita, model of obedience to God's Will,
St. Rita, of untiring patience,
St. Rita, model of Christian mothers,
St. Rita, mirror for Christian spouses,
St. Rita, heroic in sacrifice,
St. Rita, generous in forgiving,
St. Rita, martyr in penitence,
St. Rita, embracing humility and poverty,
St. Rita, exemplary as a widow,
St. Rita, prompt to answer the divine call,
St. Rita, patient in suffering,
St. Rita, mirror of religious observance,
St. Rita, mystical rose of every virtue,
St. Rita, enamored of the Passion of Christ,
St. Rita, pierced with a thorn,
St. Rita, in ecstasy before the Blessed Sacrament,
St. Rita, consumed with Divine Love,
St. Rita, received into heaven with joy,
St. Rita, incorrupt in your chaste body,
St. Rita, advocate of impossible cases,
St. Rita, persevering in prayer,
St. Rita, help of those in need,
Lamb of God, Who takes away the sins of the world,
Spare us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, Who takes away the sins of the world, Graciously
hear us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, Who takes away the sins of the world, Have
mercy on us.
Leader: Lord, you have signed your servant, Rita.
All: With the marks of Your love and Passion.
Leader: Let us pray. O God, Who bestowed on St.
Rita such grace that she loved her enemies, and bore
in her heart and on her forehead the mark of Your love
and Passion, grant us, we beseech You, through her merits
and intercession, a love for our enemies. Through our
contemplation of Your sufferings and Passion, may we
merit the reward promised to the meek and the suffering.
You live and reign forever. Amen
are available in 14k gold, sterling silver
and gold filled.
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. Have the jewelry store engrave the recipient's
name on the back of the pendant along with a short
message or date if appropriate.
Large Gold St. Rita
are available in 14k gold, gold filled
and sterling silver. All sterling silver items
come with a 18 inch or 24 inch chain.
is the perfect size for a charm bracelet
or a necklace for a child. All gold filled and
sterling silver pendants come with a chain.
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