Saint Rita of Cascia
Born: 1381 Roccaporena, Perugia, Umbria, Italy Died: May 22, 1457 Cascia, Perugia, Umbria, Italy Feast
Day: May 22 Beatified: 1626
Roccaporena, Perugia, Umbria, Italy
May 22, 1457
Cascia, Perugia, Umbria, Italy
May 24, 1900
Honored In:Roman Catholic Church,
Patron Saint of:
Lost and impossible causes, wounds,
marital problems and abuse
The Chaplet of St. Rita of Cascia
The chaplet in honor of St. Rita, consists of nine blue beads. The chaplet is comprised of three sets of three prayers, completed with the recitation of the prayer to St. Rita. Intentions may be made at the beginning or end of the chaplet.
First three beads: Recite the Our Father
Second three beads: Recite the Hail Mary
Last three beads: Recite the Glory Be to the Father
Prayer to St. Rita
O Holy St. Rita, exemplary Augustinian Sister,
we honor you for your devotion to the Passion of Christ.
Although your early life was filled with disappointment,
frustration, and unceasing tragedy,
you never lost faith and trust in God.
For this you are the patroness of the impossible,
and our inspiration and advocate
in desperate circumstances.
Prayer of St. Rita
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
than see them grievously offend God,
By thy miraculous entrance into the covenant,
By thy severe penances and
thrice daily bloody scourgings,
By the suffering caused by the wound thou
didst receive from the thorn of the 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 four 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, O holy St. Rita, that we may
be made worthy of the promises of Christ.
Special Need Prayer to St. Rita
O powerful St. Rita,
rightly called Saint of the Impossible,
I come to you with confidence in my great need.
You know well my trials, for you yourself
were many times burdened in this life.
Come to my help, speak for me, pray with me,
intercede on my behalf before the Father.
I know that God has a most generous heart
and that he is a most loving Father.
Join your prayers to mine
and obtain for me the grace I desire
You who were so very pleasing to God on earth
and are so much so now in heaven,
I promise to use this favor, when granted,
to better my life, to proclaim God's mercy,
and to make you more widely known and loved.