Saint Rita of Cascia, Italy


Like Saint Paul, do you have a “thorn at your side” that you pray about that remains unresolved?  If yes, Saint Rita can assist you.  Let me explain…

Margarita was born to elderly parents in 1381.  Everyone called her Rita for her ‘pearl’ meekness as she cared for her pious parents.  At their request, she was happily married  for 8 years to Paolo Mancini and bore twin sons.  Misfortune struck when Paolo was murdered and her sons died young unexpectedly.  Rita found her way out of sorrow in becoming an Augustinian nun where she developed peacemaking abilities between the vendetta families of Cascia.  For 40 years, she prayed and worked for the poor.  At age 60 for the next 15 years, she received from Jesus a thorn of the crown on her forehead, confined to bed and sustained only by Holy Communion.  As she breathed her last, Rita said: “Remain in the holy love of Jesus…remain in peace and fraternal charity.”  Rita returned to God on May 22, 1457; her body remains incorrupt.

Because Rita lived an extraordinary life of prayer and sacrifices, she is known as the ‘Saint of the Impossible” in every circumstance of life. Her feast day is tomorrow.


Saint Rita, mystical rose of every virtue,  Pray for us

She will not dismiss your prayer petitions…trust me.


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