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.
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.
|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
Nine Day Novena to Saint
For Impossible or Hopeless
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
Obtain for us our request
By the singular merits of
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
By thy miraculous entrance
into the convent,
By thy severe penances and
thrice daily bloody
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
By the happiness with
which thou didst part from
thy trials to join thy
By the perfect example
thou gavest to people of
every state of life.
Pray for us, 0 holy St.
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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