Saint Rita of Cascia - Saint of Impossible Causes

Saint Rita of Cascia : Bob and Penny Lord
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Saint Rita of Cascia

Born of a very devout mother and father who, in times when families were feuding amongst themselves, were called by some, "Jesus Christ’s peacemakers," it would appear from the very moment of her birth, God had special designs on Rita. There is a tradition in Roccaporena that as an infant, while she slept in a basket, in the fields where her parents were working, white bees swarmed around Rita’s open mouth. Not only did the bees not sting her, but it is said that they dropped honey into her mouth without her uttering a cry of warning to her parents. One of the farmers, seeing the swarm of bees, tried to disperse them with his arm that had been deeply wounded by a scythe. His arm stopped bleeding and he was immediately healed.

Almost two hundred years after she died, a strange thing began to happen. At the Monastery in Cascia, white bees came out of the walls of the Monastery during Holy Week of each year and remained until the feast day of Saint Rita, May 22nd, when they returned to hibernation until Holy Week of the following year. Pope Urban VIII, learning of the mysterious bees which buzzed about the walls of the Monastery where Saint Rita had lived, requested that one of the them be brought to him in Rome. After a careful examination of the bee, he tied a silk thread around it; then set it free, only to have it later discovered in its hive at the Monastery in Cascia, 138 kilometers away. And so the tradition of the bees began. The holes in the wall where the bees traditionally remain until the following year, are plainly in view for pilgrims journeying till today to the Monastery. Coincidence or miracle? We are believers in miracles! When we see the Lord’s intervention in a physical way that would otherwise be considered unconventional or phenomenal, for us, it’s just His way of letting us know that He is with us, watching over us. Since the very breath we breathe is a miracle, we think we can call the extraordinary miraculous.

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Daughter, Wife, Mother, Widow, Nun, Saint,
Woman of Faithfulness and Forgiveness
Saint of Impossible Causes
Pope Benedict XVI
"Take courage! Fix your gaze on our saints."

This program was taped on location in the mountain towns of Cascia and Roccaporena  Come with us to the place where Saint Rita lived her whole life.  Relive with us the story of this great Saint of the ImpossibleVisit her birthplace in Roccaporena,


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Cascia where she lived. convent in Cascia
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miraculous entry into the community and the Cross from which she received the
Stigmata, a thorn in her head


She was the only daughter of a mother and father who feared for her well-being.  They married her to a young man who was completely opposite from her.  He lived a life of sin, drinking and carousing with other women. 

 She prayed for him, until he finally repented.  He was killed by his ex-comrades.  His children vowed vengeance on them.  Saint Rita prayed that before they committed this act of murder against those who had killed her husband, the Lord would take them. 

She stayed by the bedside of both boys as they died.  Then, after much struggle, she entered the convent at an advanced age. 

She is the Saint of the Impossible.  Pray for her intercession.


 
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