Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Christ made her heart His...


"Christ Jesus had stolen the heart of Rita
He alone possessed it.  He made her heart His heart;
and under the white veils of the Eucharist He was for her soul,
as He is for all loving hearts, heaven upon earth.
 How sweet is the moment
in which poor humanity, wearied and afflicted,
may remain alone, with Jesus alone, in the Sacrament of Love;
for there the Lord, with His flaming heart open, calls unto all, 
'You that are burdened and heavy laden,
come unto Me and I will refresh you.' "

Fr M.J. Corcoran, OSA
Our Own St Rita:  A Life of the Saint of the Impossible

St Rita of Cascia
Wife, Mother, Augustinian Nun
Stigmatist, Incorrupt
Patron of Impossible Cases*
*especially matrimonial difficulties
Italy (1381-1457)
FEAST DAY - May 22


The saint of Cascia belongs to the great host of Christian women who "have had a significant impact on the life of the Church as well as of society" (Apostolic Letter Mulieris dignitatem, n. 27). Rita well interpreted the "feminine genius" by living it intensely in both physical and spiritual motherhood. " ~ Pope Blessed John Paul II

 St Rita, ora pro nobis!

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