Rita from Cascia

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Prayer to Saint Rita

O God who deigned to give Saint Rita such grace that she loved her enemies and in her heart and on her forehead she bore the signs of Your Charity and Passion. We beseech Thee, by her merits and her intercession, to grant us the grace to forgive our enemies and to meditate on the pains of Thy Passion, so that we may attain the prize promised by Thee, Thou who livest and reignest for ever and ever. Amen.

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Prayer to Saint Rita for peace in the family

O God, author of peace and loving guardian of charity, look kindly and mercifully upon our family. See, O Lord, how often it is in discord and how peace recedes from it. Have mercy on us. Let peace return, for you alone can grant it to us.
O Jesus, King of Peace, hear us through the merits of Mary Most Holy, Queen of Peace, and also through the merits of your faithful servant, Saint Rita, whom you enriched with such charity and gentleness as to be an angel of peace wherever she saw discord. And you, dear Saint, pray for us to obtain this grace from the Lord on our family and on all families in difficulty. Amen.

Prayer to Saint Rita for impossible cases

O dear Saint Rita
nostra Patrona anche nei casi impossibili e Avvocata nei
desperate cases,
make God deliver me from my present affliction ...
and remove the anxiety, which presses so strongly upon my heart.
For the anguish, which you experience on so many similar occasions,
have compassion on my person devoted to you,
che confidentemente domanda il vostro intervento
with the Divine Heart of our Crucified Jesus.

O dear Saint Rita,
guide my intentions
in these my humble prayers and fervent desires.

Amending my past sinful life
and obtaining the forgiveness of all my sins,
I have the sweet hope to enjoy one day
God in heaven with you for all eternity.
So be it.

Saint Rita, Patroness of desperate cases, pray for us.


Saint Rita, Advocate of impossible cases, intercede for us.

3 Pater, Ave and Gloria.

Prayer to Saint Rita

God, who deigned to grant Saint Rita
the great gift of loving her enemies
and to carry in her heart the signs of Your love
and on her forehead the marks of your passion
grant to us, through her intercession and her merits
to forgive our enemies
and to meditate on the pains of Thy passion
so as to achieve the prize promised to the meek
and to those who mourn. Amen.

Bride's prayer to Saint Rita

O glorious Saint Rita, though you married in obedience to your parents, you became an excellent Christian bride and a good mother. Obtain God's help for me too, that I may live my married life well. Pray that I may have the strength to remain faithful to God and to my spouse. Take care of us, of the children that the Lord will give us, of the various commitments that we will have to face. May nothing disturb our harmony. May the angels of peace assist our house, drive away discord and increase the understanding and love that unites souls redeemed by the blood of Jesus.
Grant that, also through your intercession, we may one day come to praise God in heaven, in the Kingdom of eternal and perfect love. O glorious Saint Rita, in obedience to your parents, you subjected yourself to the conjugal state and showed yourself to be a true model of a Christian bride. Here I am at your feet to open my heart to you, in need of God's help and your protection. You, who suffered in married life, give me the strength I need to remain faithful to my spouse. Take care of our persons, sanctify our work, bless all our undertakings, so that everything may return to the glory of God and to our common advantage. Let nothing ever disturb our harmony. May our house be prosperous, O Saint Rita; may the angels of peace assist it, may all malignant discord abandon it, may charity reign supreme there, and may that love which unites two hearts, which binds two souls redeemed by the most pure Blood of Jesus, never fail. Present, O Saint Rita, this prayer to the Lord, and grant that one day my husband and I may come to praise God in Paradise. Amen.

Novena

  1. Oh Holy Protector of the Afflicted: Powerful Advocate in Desperate Cases Santa Rita da Cascia: You are the brilliant sun of the Holy Catholic Church, the mirror of patience, the scourge of demons, the health of the sick, the consolation of the needy, The admiration of the saints and the exemplar of all virtues, you, the sacred bride of Jesus Christ, by Jesus himself crowned and marked in the forehead with one of His most sacred thorns, from the highest of Heaven listen to my sinful sinner's voice; Pray for me, thank me. To you, my venerated protector, in these tribulations I am anguished in the soul and in the body. Do not allow me to succumb to the weight of the misfortunes that persecute me. Come to my rescue oh Santa Rita: Let me experience the effects of your protection, pray for me, and confirm my requests with your intercession at the throne of the Most High. Get me an increase of faith, hope and charity: sincere and filial devotion to the Great Mother of God the Immaculate Virgin Mary, liberate me from all evil of soul and body: And especially get me ... (here is the grace that you want) This grace I ask you and look with confidence if you have to be of greater glory to God, because it was tempted and overcome any other obstacle, one day can come to thank you In Heaven, and enjoy eternally with the Father, with the Son, and with the Holy Ghost: So be it.
    Pater, Ave and Glory.

  2. My Lord and my God, for you, for the sake of the blood and merits of Jesus Christ, for the virtues and privileges of the Most Holy, through the intercession of Saint Rita and all Saints, give me a true pain of my sins , Preserve me from offending you in the future, give me a good life and a holy death, free me from hell, and give me paradise: So be it.
    Pater, Ave and Glory.

  3. My Lord Jesus Christ, who has deigned to give you so much grace to Santa Rita, who, as you did in the love of the enemies, so brought in your heart and on his forehead the signs of your charity and passion for her intercession and for the merits of it, give us the grace of knowing how to love our enemies, so that you are trapped by the spine of true compunction, we can always contemplate the bitter pains of your most holy passion, my sweet Jesus, who you live and reign for all Centuries of centuries. So be it.
    Pater, Ave and Glory.

Prayer to Saint Rita, model of life

Santa Rita da Cascia, modello delle spose, delle madri di famiglia e delle religiose, io ricorro alla tua intercessione nei momenti più difficili della mia vita. Tu sai che spesso la tristezza mi opprime, perché non so trovare la via d'uscita in tante situazioni dolorose, sia materiali che spirituali. Ottienimi dal Signore le grazie di cui ho bisogno, specialmente la serena fiducia in Dio e la calma interiore. Fa' che io imiti la tua dolce mitezza, la tua forza nelle prove e la tua eroica carità e chiedi al Signore che le mie sofferenze possano giovare a tutti i miei cari e che tutti possano essere salvi per l'eternità.

Prayer to the Saint for the desperate

Under the weight and among the anguish of pain, to You who are called by all the Saint of the impossible, I turn in trust to have help soon. Please free my poor heart from the anguish that oppresses it from all sides, and restore calm to this spirit that groans, always full of anguish. And since every means of bringing me relief is useless, I trust in you, who were chosen by God to be my advocate in the most desperate cases. If my sins are an obstacle to the fulfillment of my desires, obtain from God repentance and forgiveness. Do not allow me to shed tears of bitterness any longer, reward my firm hope, and I will make known everywhere your great mercies towards afflicted souls. O admirable spouse of the Crucifix, intercede now and always for my needs.
3 Pater, Ave and Glory.

Prayer to Saint Rita

God, who deigned to grant Saint Rita
the great gift of loving her enemies
and to carry in her heart the signs of Your love
and on her forehead the marks of your passion
grant to us, through her intercession and her merits
to forgive our enemies
and to meditate on the pains of Thy passion
so as to achieve the prize promised to the meek
and to those who mourn. Amen.

Prayer of the expectant mother

At your birth, O Saint Rita, you had the symbolic name of a gem and a flower. Look with love at me who am about to become a mother. You too became the mother of two children, whom you loved and educated as only a holy mother can do. Pray so that the Lord may grant me the grace of the child, that with my husband we await as a gift from heaven. From now on, we offer him to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and Mary and we also entrust him to your protection. May the miracle of a new life blessed by God be fulfilled in joy.

Prayer to Saint Rita for the sick

O Almighty God, Father, who manifests your goodness and goodness; with your providence and mercy, listen kindly to the prayer that we address to you through the intercession of Saint Rita, your faithful servant and our special protector. Help, oh Lord, those sick people who turn to you with confidence and for whom we humbly ask your intervention now. Give them strength in trial, comfort in pain, conformity to your plan of love.

O Saint Rita, who during your life were so close to the sick, you comforted them with your words of peace and charity, Intercede before God for these needy persons, that they may patiently endure the trial to which they are subjected, and may regain their full health, if this great favour, which we so desire, is according to the most holy will of God.

O Saint Rita, who so often has shown us your valid intercession, help us in this particular moment of need, In particular, he gives peace and hope to those who are close to our sick so that they may overcome evil with good and know how to transform even the most sad events into sources of eternal life.

O Saint Rita, once again the choir of gratitude for the splendour of His gifts to God the Father whom we invoke with all our faith for the infinite merits of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.