Rosary to Saint Rita

D) Lord, come to my assistance.
R) O Lord, make haste to help me.

First Mystery

Saint Rita, you who enjoy
in heaven the Supreme Good,
true lover of the pains
that Jesus suffered for us

Our Father…

D) While God grants us life
Let us all give praise to Rita
R) Always, always be praised
Rita crowned in heaven.

This is repeated in every Mystery ten times, and at last one says:

Glory to the Father...

II Mystery

You imitated the Nazarene by forgiving the killer,
and ardently incited your sons to forgive.

Our Father…

D)While God grants this life etc.

III Mistery

Made a widow you embraced
the Holy Cloister, in which there rules
the holy law of Augustine
to consecrate yourself to the Supreme Good.

Our Father…

D)While God grants this life etc.

IV Mistery

And the body in that asylum
you tightened with chains,
with fasts and harsh pains
for love of Jesus.

Our Father…

D) While God grants this life etc.

V Mistero

That bloodied thorn
that pierced your forehead
and for you a celestial source
of comfort in sorrow

Our Father…

D) While God grants this life etc.

Prayer

Now that you enjoy in the most beautiful heaven
the lovable face of Jesus
turn your smile to us
in the valley of sighs,
so that when the spark
of life has been extinguished in sorrow
we will quicken our gaze
in the light of the Lord.

D) May your name be dear to us in this life
, O Saint Rita.
R) May you in desperate cases
be comfort to those in tribulation.

Prayer

O God, who to Saint Rita deigned to instil so much
grace to love her own enemies, and to carry in her
heart and on her forehead the signs of Your charity and
passion; grant us, we beseech You, by her merit
and intercession, to pardon our
enemies and to contemplate the suffering of Your
passion, so as to obtain the prize promised
to the meek and those who weep. Amen.

Invocations to St. Rita

Lord, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.
Christ, hear us.
Christ, grant our prayer.
God, the heavenly Father, have mercy on us.
God, the Son, Redeemer of the world, have mercy on us.
God, the Holy Spirit, have mercy on us.
Holy Trinity, have mercy on us.

Mary, Immaculate Mother of God, pray for us.
Mary, Mother and comfort of those in tribulation, pray for us.
Mary, Queen of all Saints, pray for us.
Mary, loving Protectress of Saint Rita, pray for us.
Saint Rita, our most powerful advocate, pray for us.
Saint Rita, elect gift of Heaven, pray for us.
Saint Rita, foretold by an Angel, pray for us.
Saint Rita, admirable in your childhood, pray for us.
Saint Rita, lover of solitude, pray for us.
Saint Rita, model of purity, pray for us.
Saint Rita, exemplar of lovableness, pray for us.
Saint Rita, mirror of obedience, pray for us.
Saint Rita, example of a spouse and mother, pray for us.
Saint Rita, unconquered in patience, pray for us.
Saint Rita, admirable in strength, pray for us.
Saint Rita, heroic in sacrifice, pray for us.
Saint Rita, generous in forgiveness, pray for us.
Saint Rita, prodigy of penance, pray for us.
Saint Rita, most pious widow, pray for us.
Saint Rita, bountiful to the poor, pray for us.
Saint Rita, ready for your divine vocation, pray for us.
Saint Rita, introduced miraculously into the cloister, pray for us.
Saint Rita, model of religious life, pray for us.
Saint Rita, miracle of mortification, pray for us.
Saint Rita, bouquet of unctuous myrrh, pray for us.
Saint Rita, elect garden of every virtue, pray for us.
Saint Rita, in love with the Crucified One, pray for us.
Saint Rita, pierced with the thorn from Jesus, pray for us.
Saint Rita, loving daughter of Mary most holy, pray for us.
Saint Rita, languishing in divine love, pray for us.
Saint Rita, received with festivity into heaven, pray for us.
Saint Rita, adorned with sublime glory, pray for us.
Saint Rita, daisy in paradise, pray for us.
Saint Rita, boast of the Augustinian Order, pray for us.
Saint Rita, precious gem of Umbria, pray for us.
Saint Rita, rich in celestial power, pray for us.
Saint Rita, beneficial star of the errant, pray for us.
Saint Rita, sweet comfort of those in tribulation, pray for us.
Saint Rita, health of the infirm, pray for us.
Saint Rita, safety in danger, pray for us.
Saint Rita, saint of impossible cases, pray for us.
Saint Rita, advocate of desperate cases, pray for us.
Saint Rita, powerful aid for all, pray for us.
Saint Rita, wonder-worker of the world, pray for us.
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Lamb of God, who take away the sins of the world,
forgive us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, who take away the sins of the world,
grant our prayer, O Lord.
Lamb of God, who take away the sins of the world,
have mercy on us, O Lord.

D) Mark O Lord, your servant Rita:
R) With the seal of your charity and your passion.

Prayer

OO God, who deigned to give St. Rita so much
grace to love her enemies, and to carry in her heart
and on her forehead the signs of your charity and passion,
by her intercession, we pray you to grant us
to forgive our enemies, and to meditate
on the pains of your passion so that we
may obtain the prize promised to the meek and those who weep. Amen.


Hymns to Saint Rita

I
Long live Rita - the dear beloved Saint
who in heaven listens - to our words.
All people - with broken sorrow
express to her their desire.
Oh! Bless us, O Rita,
our loving heart,
in every moment - of this life
may our love to you be sacred.

Long live Rita! - May this beautiful cry
echo everywhere - in earth, in the sea;
solemn sounds - in every coastline
where there is raised - an altar to God.
Oh! bless us, O Rita, etc.

Long live Rita! - In the families
may there always prevail - the love of God,
and may both the sons - as well as the daughters
grow for Her - pure of heart.
Oh! bless us, O Rita, etc.

Long live Rita! - Where there is the law
where there is science, - where there is love,
where there is one who judges, - where there is one who rules
grant that the Lord God may reign
Oh! bless us, O Rita, etc.

Long live Rita - with these words
may everyone who is dying - enter into heaven,
where with joy, - with great content
he will see the good God - without a veil.
Oh! Bless us, O Rita, our loving heart, in every moment - of this life may our love - be sacred to you.

II
Hail, the elect flower of Umbria
, of our people - joy and honour,
to your devoted ones - implore aid,
o Saint Rita

Join from heaven - our vows,
upon us may there continue - the fecund work
of the industrious bee - already foreseen,
o Saint Rita

Who amid the thorns - grows a rose
and its scents - gives generously,
your harsh life - was entirely a balsam,
o Saint Rita

Prayer
Beloved Saint Rita your life has been
a continuous adhesion to the will
of the Father, a docile and repeated yes to
the Lord of the history that has made you
fully available to the transforming
action of the Spirit.
Intercede for me with the Father
so that I also can have a faith
so steady that it makes possible for me even
the impossible, that I may commit myself
every day to being a credible witness of
the Resurrection.
Render me aware that the grace
of my Baptism demands that I
be life donated entirely for the life
of the Church and the salvation of every brother,
as You were.
(with ecclesiastical approval)

Prayer
I salute you, Rita,
vase of love, woman of peace
and model of every virtue,
faithful disciple of Jesus.
Saint of the family
and of forgiveness,
help us to believe that
to God all things are possible
and always helps us
in every necessity.
Amen.

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