Saint Rita Novena - Day 5

Saint Rita Novena - Day 5

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Heavenly Father, you gave us St. Rita as an example of holiness and courage. She shared in Jesus' passion when she received a wound on her head from the crown of thorns.
Help us to be holy like St. Rita. We wish to be strengthened in difficult times so that we may understand the paschal mystery as St. Rita did.

Holy St. Rita, you suffered so much during your life on earth; grief, embarrassment and deprivation. Your faith in God helped you to be patient through all of your struggles.

Please help us to be patient like you and have faith that through devotion to God, He will grant us the gift of patience.

St. Rita, you are the patron of the impossible. In our times of need and suffering we fly to you with confidence because you are close with the Lord. 

You were greatly burdened during your life and you know what we are going through now. We offer our prayers for relief, please hear and bring our intentions to the Lord.

(Mention your intentions here and the special intention of I.

St. Rita, example of patience. Pray for us.

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

You may want to say a decade of Hail Mary's or even a complete rosary as a further meditation

Take a moment to treasure up all these things and ponder them in your heart (cf Luke 2,19)


Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer everyone. Col 4:6