Feast Day Fun: St Rita

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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).

1 St Rita is the patron of hopeless cases.

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 BoardsPrayer 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.


Prayer-Loom Prayer Book Check out Easy Prayer Boards or The Pinterest Prayer Book or the Prayer-Loom Prayer Book for other prayer-based family traditions here at Equipping Catholic Families!


dotella prayer jar 2 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


3 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!  

St Rita Prayer Crafts

Check out our Feast Day Fun Board on Pinterest for Prayer Crafts for St Rita’s Feast Day! Follow me on Pinterest!

Paint by Saint St Francis St Rita

4 I’ve been painting the Saint Scripts Craft Kit  black and white Kelly Saints templates with watercolor paints! Check out Paint by SAINT!

Paint by Saint with watercolor

where everybody knows their name

Get more information about St Rita at SaintNook!

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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! Treasure Chest and Saint Scripts Kits

This is the another edition of Feast Day Fun…offering excerpts from

A Treasure Chest of Traditions for Catholic Families

and Saint Scripts Craft Kits (Series ONE and TWO).


  1. Thank you for putting together this awesome collection of St. Rita of Cascia activities and crafts!! Looking forward to using these with my boys!

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