St. Rita of Cascia
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|Saint Rita of Cascia|
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
|Venerated||Roman Catholic Church|
|Beatified||1626 by Pope Urban VIII|
|Canonised||24 May 1900, Vatican City, Rome|
|Major shrine||Basilica of Santa Rita, Cascia, Italy|
|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" (archive.org) — "a compendium: life of St. Rita, devotional exercises, novena and triduum, instructions on novenas, etc." (1914)
- "Life of Sister St. Rita of Cascia of the Order of St. Augustine" (archive.org) — "Advocate of the Impossible; model of maidens, wives, mothers, widows and nuns" (1916)
- St. Rita of Cascia (newadvent.org) — Catholic Encyclopedia biographical entry.
- "Life of Saint Rita" (saintritashrine.org) — an abridged form of Michael DiGregorio's "The Precious Pearl: The Story of Saint Rita of Casica"
- Traditional Prayer To Saint Rita (catholictradition.org)
- St. Rita Prayer of the Roses (catholictradition.org)
- Novena Prayers to Saint Rita (saintritashrine.org)