St. Rita Novena

About St. Rita

Saint Rita of Cascia was born in Italy. She wanted to be a nun but she was encouraged to marry at a young age. She had two sons and her husband was killed in a fight. After her husband and her sons unfortunately died she tried to become a nun but she was turned away at first because she was a widow. However, after some time they allowed her to join.

She was a very holy person and was very prayerful and giving. She received a partial stigmata while praying in front of the cross with a wound on her forehead as if from a thorn of Jesus’ crown of thorns.

St. Rita is the Patron Saint of difficult marriages, impossible causes, infertility and parenthood. Her Feast Day is May 22nd.

 

St. Rita Novena Prayers

Day 1 – St. Rita Novena

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Heavenly Father, you gave us St. Rita as an example of holiness and courage. She shared in Jesus’ passion when she received a wound on her head from the crown of thorns. Help us to be holy like St. Rita. We wish to be strengthened in difficult times so that we may understand the paschal mystery as St. Rita did.

Holy St. Rita, you have a great love for God. We pray to God for the troubles in our hearts. Please enrich our prayers with your own confident and selfless prayers to the Lord. We offer our prayers and ask that you intercede for us and these our intentions… (Mention your intentions here…)

St. Rita, you are the patron of the impossible. In our times of need and suffering we fly to you with confidence because you are close with the Lord. You were greatly burdened during your life and you know what we are going through now. We offer our prayers for relief, please hear and answer us.

St. Rita, filled with compassion for the suffering of Christ. Pray for us.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

 

Day 2 – St. Rita Novena

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Heavenly Father, you gave us St. Rita as an example of holiness and courage. She shared in Jesus’ passion when she received a wound on her head from the crown of thorns. Help us to be holy like St. Rita. We wish to be strengthened in difficult times so that we may understand the paschal mystery as St. Rita did.

Holy St. Rita, you hid your husband’s bloody clothes from your children so they wouldn’t retaliate and seek revenge for his death. Help me to find the strength and peace that come with forgiveness.

St. Rita, you are the patron of the impossible. In our times of need and suffering we fly to you with confidence because you are close with the Lord. You were greatly burdened during your life and you know what we are going through now. We offer our prayers for relief, please hear and answer us. (Mention your intentions here…)

St. Rita, generous in forgiving. Pray for us.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

 

Day 3 – St. Rita Novena

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Heavenly Father, you gave us St. Rita as an example of holiness and courage. She shared in Jesus’ passion when she received a wound on her head from the crown of thorns. Help us to be holy like St. Rita. We wish to be strengthened in difficult times so that we may understand the paschal mystery as St. Rita did.

Holy St. Rita, your heroic virtue is awe-inspiring. Help us to be more like you! Your closeness to the Lord is an example that we try, although feebly, to emulate. Please lend your sweet intercession on behalf of us who have troubles in our hearts. We offer our prayers and ask that you intercede for us and these our intentions… (Mention your intentions here…)

St. Rita, you are the patron of the impossible. In our times of need and suffering we fly to you with confidence because you are close with the Lord. You were greatly burdened during your life and you know what we are going through now. We offer our prayers for relief, please hear and answer us.

St. Rita, heroic in virtue. Pray for us.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

 

Day 4 – St. Rita Novena

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Heavenly Father, you gave us St. Rita as an example of holiness and courage. She shared in Jesus’ passion when she received a wound on her head from the crown of thorns. Help us to be holy like St. Rita. We wish to be strengthened in difficult times so that we may understand the paschal mystery as St. Rita did.

Holy St. Rita, the difficulties you faced during life were what gave you strength. During sorrowful times in your life, you believed in the Lord’s love. Help us to believe and know His love as you did. May he be our rock and strength in times of suffering.

St. Rita, you are the patron of the impossible. In our times of need and suffering we fly to you with confidence because you are close with the Lord. You were greatly burdened during your life and you know what we are going through now. We offer our prayers for relief, please hear and answer us. (Mention your intentions here…)

St. Rita, our protector. Pray for us.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

 

Day 5 – St. Rita Novena

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Heavenly Father, you gave us St. Rita as an example of holiness and courage. She shared in Jesus’ passion when she received a wound on her head from the crown of thorns. Help us to be holy like St. Rita. We wish to be strengthened in difficult times so that we may understand the paschal mystery as St. Rita did.

Holy St. Rita, you suffered so much during your life on earth; grief, embarrassment and depravation. Your faith in helped you to be patient through all of your struggles. Please help us to be patient like you and have faith that through devotion to God he will grant us the gift of patience.

St. Rita, you are the patron of the impossible. In our times of need and suffering we fly to you with confidence because you are close with the Lord. You were greatly burdened during your life and you know what we are going through now. We offer our prayers for relief, please hear and answer us. (Mention your intentions here…)

St. Rita, example of patience. Pray for us.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

 

Day 6 – St. Rita Novena

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Heavenly Father, you gave us St. Rita as an example of holiness and courage. She shared in Jesus’ passion when she received a wound on her head from the crown of thorns. Help us to be holy like St. Rita. We wish to be strengthened in difficult times so that we may understand the paschal mystery as St. Rita did.

Holy St. Rita, please teach us to pray and have a real dialogue and relationship with God. You prayed constantly and were very close to God. Show us how, in our hearts, we can always be with close with God through prayer.

St. Rita, you are the patron of the impossible. In our times of need and suffering we fly to you with confidence because you are close with the Lord. You were greatly burdened during your life and you know what we are going through now. We offer our prayers for relief, please hear and answer us. (Mention your intentions here…)

St. Rita, close to God through prayer. Pray for us.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

 

Day 7 – St. Rita Novena

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Heavenly Father, you gave us St. Rita as an example of holiness and courage. She shared in Jesus’ passion when she received a wound on her head from the crown of thorns. Help us to be holy like St. Rita. We wish to be strengthened in difficult times so that we may understand the paschal mystery as St. Rita did.

Holy St. Rita, you were a shining example of what a true Christian should be; generous to everyone spiritually and materially. Please teach us to love God and everyone around us as you did. We do not want to be selfish but instead to be a true Christian like you.

St. Rita, you are the patron of the impossible. In our times of need and suffering we fly to you with confidence because you are close with the Lord. You were greatly burdened during your life and you know what we are going through now. We offer our prayers for relief, please hear and answer us. (Mention your intentions here…)

St. Rita, example of Christian love. Pray for us.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

 

Day 8 – St. Rita Novena

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Heavenly Father, you gave us St. Rita as an example of holiness and courage. She shared in Jesus’ passion when she received a wound on her head from the crown of thorns. Help us to be holy like St. Rita. We wish to be strengthened in difficult times so that we may understand the paschal mystery as St. Rita did.

Holy St. Rita, regardless of the anguish you endured during your life on earth, you always were filled with hope in the Lord. Teach us the way of hope in God. Your life is an example of how to always count only on God. God is the greatest hope of Christians. St. Rita, help us open our hearts to hope in God alone.

St. Rita, you are the patron of the impossible. In our times of need and suffering we fly to you with confidence because you are close with the Lord. You were greatly burdened during your life and you know what we are going through now. We offer our prayers for relief, please hear and answer us. (Mention your intentions here…)

St. Rita, full of hope in the Lord. Pray for us.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

 

Day 9 – St. Rita Novena

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Heavenly Father, you gave us St. Rita as an example of holiness and courage. She shared in Jesus’ passion when she received a wound on her head from the crown of thorns. Help us to be holy like St. Rita. We wish to be strengthened in difficult times so that we may understand the paschal mystery as St. Rita did.

Holy St. Rita, although our faith often falters we have you as an example of a steadfast faith in God. Our faith is weak; help us to be full of faith like you. We believe in the Lord, God, and will try to live lives inspired by the gospel.

St. Rita, you are the patron of the impossible. In our times of need and suffering we fly to you with confidence because you are close with the Lord. You were greatly burdened during your life and you know what we are going through now. We offer our prayers for relief, please hear and answer us. (Mention your intentions here…)

St. Rita, steadfast in faith. Pray for us.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

 

St. Rita is the Patron Saint of:

Difficult Marriages

Impossible Causes

Infertility

Parenthood

 

St. Rita’s feast day is May 22nd but you can pray the St. Rita Novena for any reason that you want, so go ahead and start praying!

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