May 22 St. Rita of Cascia

Dear friend, show your gratitude to Our Lord by becoming humble and obedient. Let us ask the Most Holy Virgin and the Holy Child Jesus for these two virtues for each other every day. Let us remember that the means of obtaining new graces is to thank Our Lord and the Most Holy Virgin for those that we have already been granted.

-St. Bernadette Soubirous


Prayer to St. Rita

O glorious St. Rita, your pleadings before the divine crucifix have been known to grant favors that many would call the impossible. Lovely St. Rita, so humble, so pure, so devoted in your love for thy crucified Jesus, speak on my behalf for my petition which seems so impossible from my humbled position. (Your request)

Be propitious, O glorious St. Rita, to my petition, showing thy power with God on behalf of thy supplicant. Be lavish to me, as thou has been in so many wonderful cases for the greater glory of God. I promise, dear St. Rita, if my petition is granted, to glorify thee, by making known thy favor, to bless and sing thy praises forever. Relying then upon thy merits and power before the Sacred Heart of Jesus I pray.