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Thursday, May 22, 2008


St. Rita of Cascia is the saint who chose me to work on this year. She's the patron saint of the impossible. When I was studying the lives of the saints and about the Catholic church she stood out as one of the brightest saints. There is even a large statue of her at St. Joseph's Catholic Church.
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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,
Have mercy on us.
God the Holy Ghost,
Have mercy on us.
Holy Trinity, One God,
Have mercy on us.
Immaculate Mary, Mother of God, pray for us.
Holy Mary, Mother of purest love, pray for us.
Holy Mary, pierced with a sword of grief, etc.
Holy Mary, comforter of the afflicted,
Holy Mary, Queen of all saints,
Holy Mary, Protectress of St. Rita,
O Saint Rita, our advocate and protectress,
O Saint Rita, predestined by the Lord,
O Saint Rita, gift of Heaven,
O Saint Rita, foretold by an angel,
O Saint Rita, remarkable in childhood,
O Saint Rita, enamored of solitude,
O Saint Rita, example of obedience,
O Saint Rita, united to the Divine will,
O Saint Rita, of untiring patience,
O Saint Rita, model of gentleness,
O Saint Rita, type of the Christian mother,
O Saint Rita, mirror of Christian spouses,
O Saint Rita, miracle of fortitude,
O Saint Rita, heroic in sacrifice,
O Saint Rita, generous in forgiving,
O Saint Rita, tender benefactress of thine enemies,
O Saint Rita, martyr in penitence,
O Saint Rita, abased through humility,
O Saint Rita, embracing voluntary poverty,
O Saint Rita, exemplary as a widow,
O Saint Rita, beloved of Jesus,
O Saint Rita, permitted to converse with thy Divine Spouse,
O Saint Rita, prompt at the Divine call,
O Saint Rita, mirror of conventual life,
O Saint Rita, mystical rose of every virtue,
O Saint Rita, sweet honey of the comb,
O Saint Rita, bouquet of fragrant myrrh,
O Saint Rita, wedded to the Passion of Christ,
O Saint Rita, pierced with a thorn,
O Saint Rita, deep sea of contrition,
O Saint Rita, in ecstasies before the Blessed Sacrament,
O Saint Rita, consumed with Divine love,
O Saint Rita, bidden to the Bridegroom's throne,
O Saint Rita, received in Heaven with joy,
O Saint Rita, arrayed in unspeakable glory,
O Saint Rita, incorrupt in thy chaste body,
O Saint Rita, Advocate of the Impossible,
O Saint Rita, Advocate of Desperate Cases,
O Saint Rita, light of Holy Church,
O Saint Rita, cure for the unfaithful,
O Saint Rita, balm for every sorrow,
O Saint Rita, balsam for every ill,
O Saint Rita, persevering in prayer,
O Saint Rita, confident in thy prayer,
O Saint Rita, who can obtain everything from thy dying Jesus,
O Saint Rita, who knows the way to His Sacred Heart,
O Saint Rita, our powerful advocate,
Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world,
Spare us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world,
Graciously hear us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world,
Have mercy on us.
Thou hast signed Thy servant Rita
With the signs of Thy Love and Passion.
Pray for us, Saint 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 forethought, skill and efforts, in reward of her compassionate love and firm reliance upon Thy promises, have pity upon our adversity and succor us in our calamities, that the unbeliever may know that 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. R. Amen.


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