Novena Prayer to St. Rita of Cascia

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St. Rita of Cascia was an Augustinian Nun who lived in Italy between 1386 and 1456. She greatly desired to be a nun but was married at the age of 12 to a wealthy, cruel and immoral man. St. Rita endured his insults and abuse for 18 years. She gave birth to two sons. St. Rita helped convert her husband to lead a pious life. When her husband was murdered, she tried in vain to dissuade her twin sons from attempting to take revenge; she appealed to Heaven to prevent such a crime on their part, and they were taken away by natural death, reconciled to God. She was a model wife and mother in every aspect. After the deaths of her husband and sons, St. Rita miraculously entered the monastery of Saint Mary Magdalene at Cascia when she was 36. St. Rita  is the Patroness of Impossible & Hopeless causes, Mothers and Abused Women. Many seek her intercession for marital problems, infertility and sickness. Her Feast Day is on May 22nd. Here is a Prayer to Saint Rita. The Novena begins on May 13th and ends on May 21st.

Glorious St. Rita, O holy patroness of those in need, your intercession with our Lord is most powerful. Through the favors obtained by your prayers, you have been called the Advocate of the Hopeless and even of the Impossible. 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 on our behalf. Obtain our petitions for us, if they are for the greater glory 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 merits and power before the Sacred Heart of Jesus, we ask of you (here mention your request)

Obtain for us our Request

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 rather than see them grievously offend God,
by thy miraculous entrance into the convent,
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.

Let us Pray

Heavenly Father! In Your infinite love and mercy, you heed the prayer of Your beloved servant, Saint Rita. You graciously grant favors through her intercession, which are considered impossible to human foresight, skill and efforts. Relying on her compassionate love, we ask You to assist us in our trials and difficulties. Let unbelievers know that you are recompense helper of the humble, the defense of the helpless, and the strength of those who trust in You. We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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29 Responses to Novena Prayer to St. Rita of Cascia

  1. Alfred says:

    Dearest St. Rita.

    Please pray for my Marriage restoration which is going through so many problems created by my wife and her family and also due to which young and innocent lovely kids a girl of 2.5 yrs and new born boy of 5 months are also being given sufferings and tortured. Why Lord??? Please unite us Lord. They have gone since now a year and not coming back. They did child’s baptism without informing me also. Save our Marriage, Heal our marriage and take care of the innocent kids. Praise You. Thank You and Thy will be done. Amen

  2. G says:

    Dear Saint Rita, thank you for your intercessions for the skin on my toe to be healed. The blackness is almost gone now and the skin is healthy once again. Thank you! (=

  3. Jose says:

    Thank you Mary, Jesus and the Saints for assisting my husband & I with all our issues, especially our immigration issues.
    Due to a lack of money & an accident my husband had, he was not able to attend his meeting at the embassy. He was so depressed and frustrated that he just gave up with everything and no one could convince him otherwise to reschedule a new meeting. My prayers have been answered as the embassy contacted us and rescheduled his missed appointment. Also, my husband has agreed to meet with the embassy in hopes in obtaining a visa. I hope he does as he is losing hope.

    Keep praying as it works.

    Thank you again.

  4. Rita says:

    Please intercede to God the father, for healing of my precious son. He is 33 years old, married and has 3 small children…ages 7,5 and 3. He was diagnosed with a brain tumor that is aggressive and cancer last friday. I implore you to ask our Father for a divine intervention for healing… By the Grace of God, through the Blood of Jesus Christ, please heal my son!!

  5. Joseph L says:

    St Rita, I pray that I will have good results for my most challenging class in my program. I pray that this will allow me to successfully complete the semester so that I may continue and near the end of my education so that I may be able to help others in a way I enjoy. I have never felt so full of fear, anxiety and disappointment after completing my examination. Please hear my prayer and that results will turn out well. I ask for any generous prayers to help me in this great time of need of mine.

  6. Audrey says:

    Dear St Rita, thank you for interceding. My request has been granted through this novena to you which I have prayed, thank you so much.

  7. Helene says:

    Dear St Rita,
    Please help me in this situation that I have been living too long. Give me the strength to move on so I no longer will endure this abuse. Show my husband the hurt he has caused, I ask forgiveness for him. And I pray my children forgive for me not having the strength to leave sooner, please don’t let them repeat my mistakes. Allow them peaceful, loving marriages.

  8. J & J says:

    Dearest St. Rita

    O holy patroness of those in need, your intercession with our Lord is most powerful. Interceed for me to conceive, fill my life with happiness, with the gift of children let me feel like a woman. I have waited with hopes for the past 17 years and I still have faith that you will not let me down.

  9. kudkua says:

    Dear St Rita, please help me pray for my marriage which is undergoing major difficulties. I’ve tried for a long time to make it work but it seems i’m in this marriage alone, my husband can never admit that he has wronged me, we have a 3 month old son and I don’t think it’s fair on our son. I love him but maybe i love him too much to let go. If its’ meant to work I know u will hear my sorrows and pray for me. I’m miserable and depressed.

  10. Ifunanya says:

    Dear Saint Rita please I need your help concerning my job. Everything is going south and it is out of my hands. I really need it as it’s my only source of steady income. I know that you can help me and I’m thanking you already as I begin the novena today.

  11. MB says:

    Dear Saint Rita.
    thank you. THANK YOU. no words can ever say how happy I am. thank you for listening to my cries, and i am planning to do a fasting where i will pray to our lord, and to you, to thank you for being there when i needed that hand to show me the right path. THANK YOU.

  12. louise says:

    Thank you St. Rita for answering my prayers

  13. Anne says:

    Thank you for many intentions answered through your intercession. Especially the resolution to difficult relationship and the healing and forgiveness I have and my daughter has towards one person in particular. A situation which seemed impossible even before I completed nine day novena was healed.Thank God

  14. Pjh says:

    Dear Saint Rita. Please pray for my husband and I, that I may get pregnant very soon.

  15. paula says:

    I have cancer and I just had a complete radical hysterectomy! My husband has been so cruel and hateful to me now that I need him the most. Its unbearable. He is consumed by evil I am convinced .please pray for him to seek god and for all the angels and saints to help me with him. This is so devastating to me. He is wealthy, cruel and immoral. I’m so depressed please pray for him. his name is Eugene

  16. J & A says:

    Dear St Rita,
    please intercede for my husband & I to communicate, trust, and love each other more. He has wronged me and our 2 girls. Please help him to get good business contacts and contracts soon. I want my family to be together strong as a rock! Please pray for my husband to be reasonable, kind, and he will phone us soon. I am devastated.

  17. Melai says:

    Dear st. Rita,
    I am suffering a difficult situation right now with my married life. Help me to overcome all these. I prayed that what ever happens to us, my children will understand and accept it wholeheartedly. May you guide us to the best decision that we can do. Amen.

  18. Kate says:

    Dear Saint Rita,
    I have heard of the good works you have done and how close you are to the Savior. Please help me and my young daughter to escape my cruel husband. His verbal and emotional is hurting our family. Please change his heart. I prayer for thy intercession with the father. Thank you.

  19. Angie says:

    St Rita

    I ask for your intercession in this most difficult time in my Marriage . My husband has lost his way and is now seeking for divorce. We have a young son and despite my willingness to forgive he doesn’t want to work on our Marriage. I pray that he finds his way back soon and our Marriage is saved from divorce . In the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. amen

  20. sja says:

    Dear St Rita

    Please bring my husband back to me and my sons. He has been away for so long always telling me that he is coming back but never turning up. He calls for money and tells me wonderful things but once he gets his money he goes missing. I love him and I know he will change if he is with me and his sons. All my family are asking me to divorce but I am holding on for my sons. I want them to grow up with a father just like I did. I beg you St Rita. Hear my plea and bring him back.home. If there is another woman involved show her that she is doing wrong ans open her eyes to let my husband go.

    I am starting my novena today to St.Rita.

  21. melissa says:

    Dear Saint Rita,
    Please pray for us that my husband and I can conceive a child of our own, for the greater glory of God, and our happiness. We do all this in the Lord’s name. Amen

  22. Nats says:

    Dear Saint Rita,

    I beseech you, Please save my marriage..My divorce hearing is coming up soon and I dont want a divorce…Please make my husband change his mind about us and our divorce…Please bring him back home, so we can be together and start a family together..Please St Rita. we have just a few days left…We both have made mistakes, by taking each other for granted…please god, Please also help every couple going through divorce or through a tough time in their marriage to restore their marriage and become stronger in their love together,…Please bring my husband back…I love him so much…Please St Rita, help me!!!

  23. Lovy Pradeep says:

    Dearest St Rita,

    Thank you for interceding for me – my prayers have been answered. After a long wait of 14 months, I now have a great job that I could never have imagined. Thank you for interceding for me and for pleading with the Lord to grant my petition. Please continue to intercede for the other requests I have asked of you. I prayed the above prayer once every week and continued praying even as I was losing hope. Your intercessions increased my faith to persevere and brought me closer to the Lord. THANK YOU.
    -Lovy

  24. Amanda says:

    Dearest St. Rita
    I come to you to beg and plead that the child I am carrying in my womb is born healthy. That I may have a healthy pregnancy, safe delivery and most importantly a healthy baby. Please dissolve any signs of Down syndrome that my baby is presenting and let her be born without any birth defects. To you I pray. Amen.

  25. Kay says:

    Dearest St.Rita,
    Please have my husband come back to our marriage and restore our marriage to be strong again, I pray to you. Amen.

  26. Joan says:

    Dear Rita.

    Please protect my husband from all harm be with him in every moment of his life and help us in our married life. Help us St. Rita to be together. Save our marriage I love my husband very much. Please be with us in our journey I beg of you. Amen

  27. Stella says:

    Please Dear St Rita intercede for me that I shall carry my pregnancy to full term and delivery a healthy baby and fight against spirit of miscarriage. Please Amen.

  28. Clara says:

    Thank you St. Rita, patron saint, for all prayers answered.

  29. Lisa says:

    Dear St Rita, Please pray that our marriage will not end in divorce and that my husband’s heart will turn back to us and our marriage. Thank you!

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