Novena Prayer to St Rita of Cascia.
all know when your prayers have been answered
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 always relief, at least comfort; be propitious to our petition, showing
thy power with God on behalf of the 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.
if our petition is granted, to glorify, thee by making known thy favor, to bless and sing thy praises forever. Relying upon
thy merits and power before the Sacred Heart of Jesus,
We pray: (here mention request)
Obtain for us our request By the singular merits of thy childhood
By thy perfect union with the Divine Will
By the heroic
sufferings during thy married life
By the consolation thou didst experience at the conversion of thy husband
sacrifice of thy children rather than see them grievously offend God
By thy miraculous entrance into the convent
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 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.
Pray to St Rita and she will answer your prayers
Chaplet of St. Rita
Pray for us, Saint Rita,
and assist us in our need,
that we may face all seemingly impossible tasks
O Holy St. Rita, exemplary Augustinian
Sister, we honour 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.
Then pray an Our Father on each of the first three beads,
a Hail Mary on each of the next three beads, and a Glory to the Father on each of the final three beads.
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