Novena to St. Rita, Saint of Impossible Causes
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Today is her feastday! What an inspiring soul!

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Lord have mercy on us.
Christ have mercy on us.
Lord have mercy on us.
Christ, hear us. Christ, graciously hear us.
God, the Father of Heaven, have mercy on us.
God the Son, Redeemer of the world, have mercy on us.
God the Holy Ghost,  have mercy on us.
Holy Trinity, One God, have mercy on us.

Holy Patroness of those in need, St. Rita, pray for us.
St. Rita, whose pleadings before the Divine Lord are almost irresistible, pray for us.
St. Rita, who for thy lavishness in granting favors  hast been called the Advocate of the Hopeless, pray for us.
St. Rita,  Advocate of the Impossible, pray for us.
St. Rita, so humble,  pray for us.
St. Rita, so pure, pray for us.
St. Rita, so mortified, pray for us.
St. Rita, so patient, pray for us.
St. Rita, of such compassionate love for thy Crucified Jesus, pray for us.
St. Rita, obtainer from Christ whatsoever thou askest, pray for us.
St. Rita,  on account of whom all confidently have recourse to thee, pray for us.
St. Rita,  comforter of thy petitioners, pray for us.
St. Rita,  lavish to thy suppliants in so many cases, pray for us.
St. Rita, aspiring only for the greater glory of God pray for us.

By the singular merits of thy childhood, Obtain for us our request.
By the perfect union with the Divine Will, Obtain for us our request.
By thy heroic sufferings during thy married life, Obtain for us our request.
By the consolation thou didst experience at the conversion of thy husband, Obtain for us our request.
By the sacrifice of thy children rather than see them grievously offend God, Obtain for us our request.
By thy miraculous entrance into the convent, Obtain for us our request.
By thy severe penances and thrice daily bloody scourgings, Obtain for us our request.
By the suffering caused by the wound thou didst receive from the thorn of of thy Crucified Savior,
Obtain for us our request.
By that Divine Love which consumed thy heart, Obtain for us our request.
By that remarkable devotion to the Blessed Sacrament, on which alone thou didst exist for four years,
Obtain for us our request.
By the happiness with which thou didst part from thy trials to join thy Divine Spouse,
Obtain for us our request.
By the perfect example thou didst give to people of every state of life, Obtain for us our request.

V. Pray for us, O St. Rita,
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world, Spare us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world, Graciously hear us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world, Have mercy on us.

Let us pray: O God, Who in Thine infinite tenderness hast vouchsafed to regard the prayer of Thy servant, blessed Rita, and dost grant to her supplication that which is impossible to human foresight, skill and efforts, in reward for her compassionate love and firm reliance on Thy promise: have pity upon our adversity and succor us in our calamities, that the unbeliever may know Thou art the recompense of the humble, the defense of the helpless, and the strength of those who trust in Thee: Through Jesus Christ, Our Lord.  Amen.
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Re: Novena to St. Rita, Saint of Impossible Causes - by Vetus Ordo - 05-22-2010, 01:04 PM



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