Mass & St. Rita Devotion/Msza i nabożeństwo św. Rity
Every 22nd of the Month/odbywa się 22 dnia każdego miesiąca
7PM in the Church (Polish)/o godzinie 19:00 w kościele
Feast Day: May 22
Patron of: Impossible cases, difficult marriages, and parenthood
Beatified By: Pope Urban VII in 1627
Canonized By: Pope Leo XIII on May 24, 1900
Many miracles are attributed to St. Rita, both during her life and after her death. As an example, her devotion to Jesus in His Passion was such that a thorn from the crucifix in her room pierced her forehead one day while she was praying! The prayer to St. Rita also touches on that miracle:
Holy Patroness of those in need, Saint Rita, so humble, pure and patient, whose pleadings with thy Divine Spouse are irresistible, obtain for me from thy Crucified Christ my request (mention it here). Be kind to me, for the greater glory of God, and I promise to honor thee and to sing thy praises forever.
Oh glorious St. Rita, who didst miraculously participate in the sorrowful Passion of our Lord Jesus Christ, obtain for me the grace to suffer with resignation the troubles of this life, and protect me in all my needs. Amen
Weeping with love, St. Rita had asked to share in Our Lord’s suffering and her request was granted in this literally striking way! She bore the painful wound with typical dignity and grace, imitating our crucified Lord.
The prayer to St. Rita, like her miracles, helps remind us indeed that “all things are possible with God,” as Jesus said in Mark’s gospel (10: 27).
Roses are her symbol.
St. Rita, pray for us!