Saint Rita is known as the saint for seemingly impossible causes. If you are struggling with infertility or miscarriage, getting pregnant seems like the
impossible dream. Every month that goes by without a pregnancy or every miscarried baby adds to the desperation and feeling of hopelessness that you
will never achieve the one thing you want the most: a child. Yet, many women who have gone through the throes of infertility do get pregnant naturally.
I am a perfect example of someone who had every strike against me. I was 44, I had multiple miscarriages, I only had one fallopian tube but somehow I
succeeded. I said many prayers on the road to parenthood and there were times I wondered if anyone was listening. But, prayers are answered in their own time
and babies seem to come when they are ready. Eventually all my prayers were answered and I look back now and know that the timing was perfect.
Hopefully, this page and prayer will
help you through your journey. Read more about Saint Rita:
Daughter of Antonio and Amata Lotti, a couple known as the Peacemakers of Jesus; they had Rita late in life.
From her early youth, Rita visited the Augustinian nuns at Cascia, Italy, and showed interest in a religious life.
However, when she was twelve, her parents betrothed her to Paolo Mancini, an ill-tempered, abusive individual who worked as town watchman,
and who was dragged into the political disputes of the Guelphs and Ghibellines. Disappointed but obedient, Rita married him when she was 18,
and was the mother of twin sons. She put up with Paolo’s abuses for eighteen years before he was ambushed and stabbed to death. Her sons swore
vengeance on the killers of their father, but through the prayers and interventions of Rita, they forgave the offenders.
Upon the deaths of her sons, Rita again felt the call to religious life. However, some of the sisters at the Augustinian monastery
were relatives of her husband’s murderers, and she was denied entry for fear of causing dissension. Asking for the intervention of Saint John the Baptist,
Saint Augustine of Hippo, and Saint Nicholas of Tolentino, she managed to bring the warring factions together, not completely, but sufficiently that there was peace, and she was admitted to the monastery of Saint Mary Magdalen at age 36.
Rita lived 40 years in the convent, spending her time in prayer and charity, and working for peace in the region.
She was devoted to the Passion, and in response to a prayer to suffer as Christ, she received a chronic head wound that appeared to have been
caused by a crown of thorns, and which bled for 15 years.
Confined to her bed the last four years of her life, eating little more than the Eucharist,
teaching and directing the younger sisters. Near the end she had a visitor from her home town who asked
if she’d like anything; Rita’s only request was a rose from her family’s estate. The visitor went to the home, but it being January,
knew there was no hope of finding a flower; there, sprouted on an otherwise bare bush, was a single rose blossom.
Among the other areas, Rita is well-known as a patron of desperate, seemingly impossible causes and situations.
This is because she has been involved in so many stages of life – wife, mother, widow, and nun, she buried her family,
helped bring peace to her city, saw her dreams denied and fulfilled – and never lost her faith in God, or her desire to be with Him.
partially excerpted from: catholicsaints.info
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Prayer to Saint Rita for Fertility
O excellent St. Rita, worker of miracles, from thy sanctuary in Cascia, where in all thy beauty thou sleepest in peace, where thy relics exhale breaths of paradise, turn thy merciful eyes on me who suffer and weep! Thou seest my poor bleeding heart surrounded by thorns Thou seest, O dear Saint, that my eyes have no more tears to shed, so much have I wept! Weary and discouraged as I am, I feel the very prayers dying on my lips. Must I thus despair in this crisis of my life? O come, St. Rita, come to my aid and help me. Art thou not called the Saint of the Impossible, Advocate to those in despair? Then honor thy name, procuring for me from God the favor that I ask. Please let me conceive and carry a healthy happy baby and become a mother. Everyone praises thy glories, everyone tells of the most amazing miracles performed through thee, must I alone be disappointed because thou hast not heard me? Ah no! Pray then pray for me to thy sweet Lord Jesus that He be moved to pity by my troubles and that, through thee, O good St. Rita,
I may obtain what my heart so fervently desires. from: Roman Catholic Blog
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