Prayer for those who suffer

O Glorious Saint Rita, you who participated
in the passion of our Lord Jesus Christ
in so prodigious a manner, grant that I may accept
with love the pains of this life and protect me
my every day actions.

Intercede for me before God so that my life may be
like the rose gathered in the garden of Roccaporena,
may it be a life sustained by passionate love
for Jesus, a life capable of responding to suffering
and thorns with the total gift
of myself, to spread everywhere
the pleasing odour of Christ.

Amen.

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