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, regardless of the anguish you endured during your life on earth, you always were filled with hope in the Lord. Teach us the way of hope in God. Your life is an example of how to always count only on God. God is the greatest hope of Christians.
St. Rita, help us open our hearts to hope in God alone.
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 of the special intention of I.)
St. Rita, full of hope in the Lord.
Pray for us. In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
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