For all of the prayer requests on our prayer thread.
For the intentions of Crusaders:
Anne-Marie (South Africa)
O holy patroness of those in need, St. Rita, whose pleadings before thy Divine Lord are almost irresistible, who for thy lavishness in granting favors has 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 could obtain from Him whatever thy asked, on account of which all confidently have recourse to thee, expecting, if not relief, at least comfort. Be propitious to our petition, showing thy power with God on behalf of thy suppliant. Please be generous with us, as thou has been in so many wonderful cases, for the greater glory of God, for the spreading of devotion to thee, and for the consolation of those who trust in thee. We promise, if our petition is granted, to glorify thee by making known thy favor, to bless and sing thy praises forever. Relying on thy merits and power before the Sacred Heart of Jesus, we pray:
(here mention your request)
Obtain our request by the singular merits of thy childhood,
by thy perfect union with the Divine Will,
by thy heroic sufferings during thy married life,
by the consolation thou did experience in the conversion of thy husband,
by the sacrifice of thy children rather than see them grievously offend God,
by thy miraculous entrance into the convent,
by thy severe penances and thrice daily scourging,
by the suffering from thy miraculous wound given thee by the Crucified Savior,
by the divine love which consumed thy heart,
by thy remarkable devotion to the Blessed Sacrament on which alone thou did exist for 4 years,
by the happiness with which thou did depart to join thy Divine Spouse,
and by the perfect example which thou gives to people in every state of life.
Pray for us, O Holy St. Rita.
That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.