Happy feast of St. Rita!

I’m about to post a birth announcement, so check back in a few minutes! But I couldn’t let the day go by without giving a shout out to my girl St. Rita! I’ve seen amazing, even borderline miraculous, things come out of her intercession, both for people I know and for myself (the most important to me being my little Luke, the answer to a long and fervent prayer and much beseeching of St. Rita’s intercession).

In the novena to St. Rita I frequently say (almost exactly the same as this one), there’s a part that says, “We promise, if our petition is granted, to glorify thee by making known thy favor, to bless and sing thy praises forever.” One of the ways I’ve tried to do that is through writing about her, so I thought I’d share here again the two pieces I did for CatholicMom.com, the second of which is a fuller version of this blog post:

Heavenly help and hellos

Honoring St. Rita

St. Rita, pray for us!


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