Feast Day: 22 May
Patron Saint of impossible causes

St Rita (c. 1377-1447), from a devout Italian family, was known for her piety from a young age. Following a difficult marriage, she became an Augustinian nun after the death of her husband. She was known for her deep faith, stigmata (manifestation of the wounds of Christ), and gained a reputation as a miraculous intercessor for those in need, particularly in situations that seem impossible to resolve.

Rita was canonized in 1900. Her body remains incorrupt at the Basilica of Santa Rita da Cascia. Her feast (22 May) is celebrated in the Roman Church.

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