May 22 is the Feast Day of St. Rita. She is the patron saint of impossible causes and hopeless or desperate cases because of the difficulties she experienced in her life.
Although St Rita wished to be a nun, her marriage was arranged to a difficult and violent man. After 20 years, her husband repented before he died. Her two sons died shortly after that and St Rita focused on prayer, fasting, penance and good works. She entered the convent …and experienced the wounds of the crown of thorns.
Welcome to Feast Day Fun: St Rita!
Excerpts from A Treasure Chest of Traditions for Catholic Families , various posts at Equipping Catholic Families and our Saint Scripts Craft Kits (Series ONE and TWO).
We are encouraged to pray for her intercession for our biggest, most stressful concerns.
Families often have a number of special intentions to keep praying for, throughout family prayers. Sometimes people ask others to pray for them. Sometimes we are made aware of a tragedy or critical health scare concerning people we don’t even know.
Prayer Boards are helpful for both “desperate cases” for St Rita or St Jude’s attention and the everyday concerns, offering an excellent expression and reminder of the current family prayer petitions.
The DoTella Prayer Jar FREE Printable is another neat prayer activity, similar to the God Box in A Treasure Chest of Traditions for Catholic Families
Crafts like these are designed to get kids expressing their concerns and offering their special prayers in a fun new way. There are so many Prayer Crafts!
Prayer Boards, Prayer Books, Prayer Boxes, Prayer Jars, Prayer Journals!
Get more information about St Rita at SaintNook!
St Rita, pray for us!
Do you have your own family activities, traditions, crafts or celebrations to share for this special Feast Day? Don’t forget to add it at the Celebrate the Saints Link-Up…or pick up an idea or two for your family to enjoy!