Many miracles are attributed to St. Rita, both during her life and after her death. For example, her devotion to Jesus in His Passion was such that a thorn from the crucifix in her room pierced her forehead one day while praying! The prayer to St. Rita also touches on that miracle:
Holy Patroness of those in need, Saint Rita, so humble, pure, and patient, whose pleadings with thy Divine Spouse are irresistible, obtain for me from thy Crucified Christ my request (mention it here). Be kind to me for the greater glory of God, and I promise to honor thee and to sing thy praises forever.
Oh, glorious St. Rita, who didst miraculously participate in the sorrowful Passion of our Lord Jesus Christ, obtain for me the grace to suffer with resignation the troubles of this life and protect me in all my needs. Amen
Weeping with love, St. Rita had asked to share in Our Lord’s suffering, and her request was granted in this striking way! She bore the painful wound with dignity and grace, imitating our crucified Lord.
Like her miracles, the prayer to St. Rita helps remind us that “all things are possible with God,” as Jesus said in Mark’s gospel (10: 27). Roses are her symbol.
A special Mass at 7:00 PM in honor of St. Rita is celebrated on the 22nd day of the month, except if it falls on a Sunday. Confessions and Rosary at 6:30 PM.