If you are facing a difficult and impossible life circumstance this beautiful Saint Rita Expandable Sterling Silver Plated Bracelet will guide you to find the hope you are looking for. Since this is Adjustable to fit all sizes this makes a great gift for those similarly facing difficult and heartbreaking life circumstances.
Saint Rita is the patroness of impossible causes, sterility, abuse victims, loneliness, marriage difficulties, parenthood, widows, the sick, and bodily ills and wounds.
St. Rita of Cascia was an Augustinian nun born in Spoleto, Italy in 1381. She is best known as the patroness of impossible causes and hopeless circumstances. She was given this honor because of her difficult and disappointing life.
From an early age St. Rita begged her parents to let her become a Nun. Her parents denied her and arranged a marriage for her at the age of twelve. St. Rita went through with the marriage in obedience to them. Adding to her disappointment, the man she was wed to was cruel and harsh, and she spent 18 years in a very difficult marriage. Her husband eventually became physically abusive, yet she met his cruelty with kindness and patience. Two sons were born to her whom she loved deeply.
In the 14th century Italy was rampant with warring families caught in a vicious circle of assassinations and bloody feuding (think Romeo and Juliet). St. Rita’s family was caught up in this warring and as a result her husband was murdered. St. Rita mourned her husband’s death and prayed for his soul with great earnest.
After the death of her husband and her sons Saint Rita sought again to enter the convent. She was turned away because of her family’s association with the civil upheaval of the time. Prayer, fasting, penances of many kinds and charitable works filled her days. St. Rita’s sincerity and forgiveness prevailed and she was eventually granted entry. She became known as a holy and prayerful nun.
While praying before a crucifix one day, Saint Rita received visible wounds on her forehead. It appeared as a (stigmata) of Jesus’ wound from the crown of thorns. This was said to be symbolizing St. Rita’s unity with Christ in his sufferings. She also had many mystical experiences during the forty years she lived in the convent. She died on May 22 in her seventies.
Even though St. Rita had a difficult life, it was her heartbreaking circumstances that drove her to prayer and helped her to become a holy woman.