Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Novena to St. Rita

What a great Novena!  I'm in the midst of praying for a friend of mine for the next nine days.  If you're sitting around on the blogosphere for a while with nothing else to do (aside from reading this fantabulous blog) could you recite this prayer with me?  Thanks!


O holy patroness of those in need, St. Rita, 
whose pleadings before thy Divine Lord 
are almost irresistible, 
who for thy lavishness in granting favours 
hast been called the Advocate of the hopeless 
and even of the impossible; 
St. Rita, so humble, so pure, 
so mortified, so patient 
and of such compassionate love 
for thy Crucified Jesus 
that thou couldst obtain from Him 
whatsoever thou askest, 
on account of which all confidently 
have recourse to thee expecting, 
if not always relief, 
at least comfort; 
be propitious to our petition, 
showing thy power with God 
on behalf of thy suppliant; 
be lavish to us, 
as thou hast been in so many wonderful cases, 
for the greater glory of God, 
for the spreading of thine own devotion, 
and for the consolation of those 
who trust in thee.

We promise, if our petition is granted, 
to glorify thee by making known thy favour, 
to bless and sing thy praises forever. 
Relying then upon thy merits and power 
before the Sacred Heart of Jesus, 
we pray thee grant that... 

(Make your request here...) 

as soon as God deems fit. 



  1. Thank you for this, praying with you. :)

  2. Hey patty - St. Rita of Cascia is such a fascinating saint! Check out her bio if you haven't already(http://catholictradition.org/Cascia/rita.htm) many miraculous happenings surrounding her life and death, and then after her death!
    Good stuff!!

  3. I'm visiting from rosarymom. So glad to see this-thank you for posting this prayer!!!!!
    please visit me


    Blessings to you!!!

  4. I'm a little late but I prayed the Novena to St. Rita for your friend. I pray that God answers your prayers!

  5. I just finished praying this beautiful novena, and I feel the heavy load lifted from my very tired shoulders already. Thank you very much.

    You are in my prayers, too, Patty.