Daughter, Wife, Mother, Widow, Nun, Saint,
Woman of Faithfulness and Forgiveness
Saint of Impossible Causes
Pope Benedict XVI "Take courage! Fix your gaze on our saints."
This program was taped on location in the mountain towns of Cascia and Roccaporena Come with us to the place where Saint Rita lived her whole life. Relive with us the story of this great Saint of the ImpossibleVisit her birthplace in Roccaporena,
and Cascia where she lived.
View and venerate her incorrupt body.
See the miraculous bees that were part of her life.
Go to the convent in Cascia where she lived and witness her life in the Cloister.
See her miraculous entry into the community and the Cross from which she received the Stigmata, a thorn in her head
She was the only daughter of a mother and father who feared for her well-being. They married her to a young man who was completely opposite from her. He lived a life of sin, drinking and carousing with other women.
She prayed for him, until he finally repented. He was killed by his ex-comrades. His children vowed vengeance on them. Saint Rita prayed that before they committed this act of murder against those who had killed her husband, the Lord would take them.
She stayed by the bedside of both boys as they died. Then, after much struggle, she entered the convent at an advanced age.
She is the Saint of the Impossible. Pray for her intercession.
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