St. Rita Day: Sisters of St Rita, WI


They follow the Rule of St. Augustine. Last I heard, they didn’t have an age limit.


One of my ‘go to’ saints! Praying for all who venerate (hope that’s the right term…) her!


O holy protectress of those who art in greatest need,
thou who shineth as a star of hope in the midst of darkness,
blessed Saint Rita, bright mirror of God’s grace,
in patience and fortitude thou art a model of all the states in life.
I unite my will with the Will of God through the merits
of my Savior Jesus Christ, and in particular through his
patient wearing of the crown of thorns,
which with tender devotion thou didst daily contemplate.
Through the merits of the holy Virgin Mary
and thine own graces and virtues,
I ask thee to obtain my earnest petition,

(Make your petitions)

provided it be for the greater glory of God and my own sanctification.
Guide and purify my intention, O holy protectress and advocate,
so that I may obtain the pardon of all my sins and the grace to persevere daily, as thou didst in walking with courage, generosity, and fidelity down the path of life.

Saint Rita, advocate of the impossible, pray for us.
Saint Rita, advocate of the helpless, pray for us.

Recite the Our Father, Hail Mary, and Glory Be (x3)


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