Novena to Saint Rita of Cascia

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NOVENA TO SAINT RITA OF CASCIA


Leader:
Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful, and enkindle in them the fire of Your love. Send forth Your Spirit and our hearts will be renewed.

All: And you will renew the face of the earth.

Leader: O God, Who by the light of the Holy Spirit, instructed the hearts of the faithful; grant us, by the same Holy Spirit, a love and desire for what is right and just, and the constant enjoyment of His consolation, through Christ our Lord. Amen.


LITANY OF SAINT RITA

Lord, have mercy on us.
Christ, have mercy on us.
Lord, have mercy on us, Christ hear us.
Christ, graciously hear us.
God, the Father of heaven, have mercy on us.
God, the Son, Redeemer of the world, ….
God, the Holy Spirit, …
Holy Trinity, One God, …
Immaculate Mary, Mother of God, pray for us.
Holy Mary, Mother of pure love, …
Holy Mary, Comforter of the afflicted, …
Holy Mary, Queen of all the saints, …
Holy Mary, Model of life for Saint Rita, …
St. Rita, our advocate and protectress, …
St. Rita, beloved by the Lord, …
St. Rita given special grace from heaven, …
St. Rita, remarkable in childhood, …
St. Rita, model of obedience to God’s Will, …
St. Rita, of untiring patience, …
St. Rita, model of Christian mothers, …
St. Rita, mirror for Christian spouses, …
St. Rita, heroic in sacrifice, …
St. Rita, generous in forgiving, …
St. Rita, martyr in penitence, …
St. Rita, embracing humility and poverty, …
St. Rita, exemplary as a widow, …
St. Rita, prompt to answer the divine call, …
St. Rita, patient in suffering, …
St. Rita, mirror of religious observance, …
St. Rita, mystical rose of every virtue, …
St. Rita, enamored of the Passion of Christ, …
St. Rita, pierced with a thorn, …
St. Rita, in ecstasy before the Blessed Sacrament, …
St. Rita, consumed with Divine Love, …
St. Rita, received into heaven with joy, …
St. Rita, incorrupt in your chaste body, …
St. Rita, advocate of impossible cases, …
St. Rita, persevering in prayer, …
St. Rita, help of those in need, …

Lamb of God, Who takes away the sins of the world, Spare us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, Who takes away the sins of the world, Graciously hear us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, Who takes away the sins of the world, Have mercy on us.

Leader: Lord, you have signed your servant, Rita.

All: With the marks of Your love and Passion.

Leader: Let us pray. O God, Who bestowed on St. Rita such grace that she loved her enemies, and bore in her heart and on her forehead the mark of Your love and Passion, grant us, we beseech You, through her merits and intercession, a love for our enemies. Through our contemplation of Your sufferings and Passion, may we merit the reward promised to the meek and the suffering. You live and reign forever. Amen.


PRAYER OF PETITION:

All:
Glorious St. Rita, patroness of those in need/ your intercession with our Lord is most powerful./ Through the favors obtained by your prayers/ you have been called Advocate of hopeless and even impossible cases./ St. Rita, humble and pure; patient and compassionate lover of Christ Crucified!/ We have confidence that everyone who has recourse to you, will find comfort and relief./ Listen to our petitions and show your power with God in our behalf./ Obtain our petitions for us/ if they are for the greater honor of God, and for our good./ We promise, if our petitions are granted,/ to make known your favor, and to glorify God for His gift./ Relying on your power with the merciful Savior, we ask of you . . .

(here mention your request in silence)

By the singular merits of your childhood, ALL: obtain our request for us
By your perfect union with the Divine Will, …
By your acceptance of troubles in your married life, …
By the anguish felt at the murder of your husband, …
By the surrender of your children, rather than have them offend God, …
By your miraculous entrance into the convent,
By your daily penance and fasting, …
By your courage and joy in bearing the mark of the Crucified Savior, …
By the Divine Love which consumed your life,
By your devotion in receiving the Blessed Sacrament, …
By the happiness you felt in leaving this life for union with Christ, …
By the example you have given to people of every state of life, …

Pray for us, St. Rita, ALL: That we may be worthy of the promises of Christ.

Leader:
Let us pray.

All:
Heavenly Father! In Your infinite love and mercy/ You heed the prayer of Your beloved servant, Rita./ You graciously grant favors through her intercession,/ which are considered impossible to human skill and effort./ Relying on her compassionate love, we ask You to assist us in our trials and difficulties./ Let unbelievers know/ that you are the helper of the humble,/ the defender of the weak, and the strength of those who trust in You. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Saint Rita of Cascia


Feast Day
: Saint Rita of Cascia is celebrated on May 22. 
Patronage: Lost and impossible causes, interline travel, sickness, wounds, marital problems, abuse, and mothers.



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Published by: Tamara
Date: 2013-06-13 15:18:16
Dear Saint Rita, I wish to begin a novena today for my best friend Kristen's marriage. She and her husband had a terrible fight, as there are others trying to tear them apart, including his family and friends. They have been separated for more than a month. They love each other very much and I hate to see them in so much pain. I believe you will pray to God for us and answer our prayers, and make their relationship even stronger than before. Dear Saint, intercede for us Amen.

Published by: grazia
Date: 2013-05-18 13:12:03
Please St. Rita, Please send P back to me and Judy. Please bring him back to us. Thank you

Published by: Nelly
Date: 2013-03-11 09:16:26
St Rita, I wish to begin a novena today asking for miraculous healing for my sister, who has been very ill over months now. I wish to return to this site to proclaim to the world that my sister has been healed from the strange lung disease she is suffering from. I believe you will pray to God for us and answer our prayers. Dear Saint, intercede for us Amen.

Published by: CRM
Date: 2013-02-22 03:52:54
I have prayed this novena many times. I have prayed this novena to Saint Rita so that I would get an internship, and Saint Rita helped me, and I landed a great internship at a commercial company. Also - my grandpa was very sick, and I payed to Saint Rita that she would intercede for him, and He made a great recovery. Saint Rita has always been there in tough times for me. And I really and truthfully thank you Saint Rita, and for helping me on my path and bringing me closer to God's love!

Published by: crm
Date: 2011-10-24 22:23:53
I have prayed this novena many times to each time hear my prayer granted in some regard. Last week my friend found he had a 8 cm tumor in his brain, and was going in for immediate surgery. I prayed to St. Rita that the tumor may be benign and his recovery safe. The next day he found out his tumor was benign! He is recovering now. St. Rita does work miracles if you have true faith in her intercession and God's power and love. Thank you St. Rita!!!

Published by: A
Date: 2011-09-06 00:56:14
Thank you St Rita for your intercessions and the healing.. :) Nine Day Novena to Saint Rita For Impossible or Hopeless Cases O Holy Patroness of those in need, St. Rita, whose pleadings before thy Divine Lord are almost irresistible, who for thy lavishness in granting favors hast been called the Advocate of the Hopeless and even of the Impossible; St. Rita, so humble, so pure, so mortified, so patient and of such compassionate love for thy Crucified Jesus that thou couldst obtain from Him whatsoever thou askest, on account of which all confidently have recourse to thee, expecting, if not alwavs relief, at least comfort; be propitious to our petition, showing thy power with God on behalf of thy suppliant; be lavish to us, as thou hast been in so many wonderful cases, for the greater glory of God, for the spreading of thine own devotion, and for the consolation of those who trust in thee. We promise, if our 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, we pray: (here mention your request). Obtain for us our request By the singular merits of thy childhood, By thy perfect union with the Divine Will, By thy heroic sufferings during thy married life, By the consolation thou didst experience at the conversion of thy husband, By the sacrifice of thy children rather than see them grievously offend God, By thy miraculous entrance into the convent, By thy severe penances and thrice daily bloody scourgings, By the suffering caused by the wound thou didst receive from the thorn of thy Crucified Savior, By the divine love which consumed thy heart, By that remarkable devotion to the Blessed Sacrament, on which alone thou didst exist for 4 years, By the happiness with which thou didst part from thy trials to join thy Divine Spouse, By the perfect example thou gavest to people of every state of life. Pray for us, 0 holy St. Rita, that we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ. Let us pray: O God, Who in Thine infinite tenderness hast vouchsafed to regard the prayer of Thy servant, Blessed Rita, and dost grant to her supplication that which is impossible to human foresight, skill and efforts, in reward of her compassionate love and firm reliance on Thy promise, have pity on our adversity and succor us in our calamities, that the unbeliever may know Thou art the recompense of the humble, the defense of the helpless, and the strength of those who trust in Thee, through Jesus Christ, Our Lord. Amen.

Published by: BERTHA PRADO
Date: 2011-05-06 02:16:22
SANTA RITA TE PIDO SI ES TU VOLUNTAD ME AYUDES A CURARME DE MIS SEVERAS ENFERMEDADES PERO DEJAME EL DOLOR PARA RECORDAR QUE TUS HIJOS SON LOS PILARES DE LA IGLESIA

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