St. Rita of Cascia

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Saint Rita of Cascia
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The image of Santa Rita carried in procession and covered with votive offerings.
Saint of the Impossible, Peacemaker
Born Margherita "Rita" Lotti
Rocca Porena, Diocese of Spoleto, Italy
Died 1457
Cascia, Italy
Venerated Roman Catholic Church
Aglipayan Church
Beatified 1626 by Pope Urban VIII
Canonised 24 May 1900, Vatican City, Rome
Major shrine Basilica of Santa Rita, Cascia, Italy
Feast May 22
Attributes Incorrupt, forehead wound, rose, bees, grape vine
Patronage Lost and impossible causes, sickness, wounds, marital problems, abuse, mothers

Saint Rita of Cascia (1381 - 1457) was an Augustinian nun, presently venerated in the Roman Catholic Church as a saint following her canonisation by Pope Leo XIII in 1900. She is the patron saint of lost causes, la abogada de los imposibles, credited with a variety of miracles through her intercession.


  • "Devotions to St. Rita" ( — "a compendium: life of St. Rita, devotional exercises, novena and triduum, instructions on novenas, etc." (1914)