Saturday, October 19, 2019

Saint of the Day – May 22 – Saint Rita of Cascia

The Memorial of Saint Rita of Cascia

Saint Rita of Cascia is the Patron Saint of

• Abuse victims; spouse abuse victims
• Against infertility or sterility; infertile people
• Against loneliness
• Against sickness or bodily ills; sick people
• Against wounds; wounded people
• Desperate, forgotten, lost or impossible causes
• Difficult marriages
• Parenthood
• Widows
• Cascia, Italy
• Dalayap, Philippines
• Igbaras, Iloilo, Philippines

Saint Rita of Cascia Date of Birth, Country of Birth, Profession, Place of Work, Date of Death, Place of Death, Feast Day, Beatification Date, Canonization DateMatrimony/Holy OrdersMarried People who became Saints

Saint Rita of Cascia brief life History

Date of Birth 1381
Country of Birth Italy in Europe
Profession Mother, Widow, Stigmatist, Consecrated Religious
Place of Work Italy
Date of Death May 22, 1457
Place of Death Cascia, Perugia, Umbria, Italy
Feast Day May 22
Beatification By Pope Urban VIII in 1626
Canonization By Pope Leo XIII on May 24, 1900 in Vatican City, Rome
Patron Saint of • Abuse victims; spouse abuse victims
• Against infertility or sterility; infertile people
• Against loneliness
• Against sickness or bodily ills; sick people
• Against wounds; wounded people
• Desperate, forgotten, lost or impossible causes
• Difficult marriages
• Parenthood
• Widows
• Cascia, Italy
• Dalayap, Philippines
• Igbaras, Iloilo, Philippines

Saint Rita of Cascia Short life History

Rita of Cascia whose feast is celebrated on May 22, was born at Rocca Porena, Italy, about the year 1386, and died at Cascia in the year 1456. She is also known as
• Margarita of Cascia
• Rita La Abogada de Imposibles
• Saint of the Impossible

Her parents opposed her desire to become a nun, and persuaded her to marry a man who, in a short time, lost his reputation on account of his cruelty.

After being converted from his wicked ways, he was murdered by an enemy. Rita’s two sons then resolved to take revenge, but through her prayers they repented. After their death, she applied several times for admission into the Augustinian Convent at Cascia.

Rita of Cascia Repeatedly refused until God Himself cleared away all obstacles, she entered the convent, made her profession and lived the life of a holy and devout Religious for forty-two years, “a shining example of every Christian virtue, pure as a lily, simple as a dove, and obedient as an angel.” That “God is wonderful in His Saints” is easily proved in the life of St. Rita, and, owing to her great number of miracles, she is often styled “The Saint of the Impossible.”

Today’s Catholic Quote:

St. Rita is often credited as also being the unofficial patron saint of baseball due to a reference made to her in the 2002 film The Rookie.

Saint Rita of Cascia
Saint Rita of Cascia