It’s possible to believe in the impossible.
Having problems believing all things are possible? Do some research and read about St. Rita and the life she led and why she is called the patron saint of impossible causes.
Here is a lady who used prayer and patience to change the impossible to possible.
St. Rita was born in 1381 and from the start was considered to be a special gift from God by her elderly parents. As a child her character resembled someone maintaining great prayer and patience. Throughout her young life she dreamed of becoming a nun but accepted her parents promise in marriage to which they thought was a good man of strong noble qualities. Once a wife she discovered her husband had a violent temper and lived through much brutality. She did not give up on hope through it all she relied on prayer and patience to ease her burdens and pain. When her husband was murdered she feared that their two sons would try to even the score and also be murdered. Once again she turned to prayer and patience. Even though her two sons died at an early age from natural causes she thanked God for their conversion before death. With prayer and patience at age thirty six all alone in the world she pledged her life to follow Christ. Around age sixty she was praying before the image of Christ crucified when a small wound appeared on her forehead. For the next fifteen years she suffered constant pain of the stigmatization but accepted it all never faltering in her prayer and patience. She offered herself for the physical and spiritual well being of others.
The last four years of her life she was bedridden and became such an inspiration to all who visited her by her faithful prayer and patience. Her final request before death was to have a rose from her family’s home brought to her; being it was January her request seemed impossible but her friend found a single beautiful rose blooming at the exact location St. Rita described. Her impossible request granted proved to her that nothing is impossible with prayer and patience.
She is our patron saint of desperate causes, forgotten causes, lost causes, impossible causes.
Got a mission that seems impossible? Turn to St. Rita and follow her way of prayer and patience.
Anything is possible.