I once prayed to St Rita about something and her intercession really helped
she can really help in situations that seem impossible to come out of.
I saw the movie about her, “Rita”, on EWTN. They changed a couple things, for example she wanted to be a nun, not a wife, but married to be obedient to her parents. In the movie, she wants to be a wife from the start. However, one thing I liked about it is how she was consistently kind with everyone even when they were horrible to her. She’s a great example of “loving your enemy” and forgiveness… and when her sons wanted to commit murder to avenge their fathers’ death, she saw the danger that holds for their souls and prayed for them a lot.
and then after the tragic death of all her family, she enters a convent, and as Jude said, is transported there by 3 saints miraculously
the only ‘controversy’ about her is that there’s some debate about her husband. Some say he was abusive towards her, some say he was not. We dont’ really know… but it does sure sound that there were difficulties for her at home, and that he had a bad temper.
She was also really devoted to the Passion and received the stigmata as a nun:
Sister Rita had a great devotion to the Passion of Christ. “Please let me suffer like you, Divine Saviour,” she said one day, and suddenly one of the thorns from the crucifix struck her on the forehead. It left a deep wound which did not heal and which caused her much suffering for the rest of her life. She died on May 22, 1457. She is the patroness of impossible cases. Her feast day is May 22.
if you have a statue of her, you might see a little mark on her forehead?
this article is actually pretty accurate: