Book of Saints – Rita

Saint Rita of CasciaArticle

(Margarita) (Saint) Widow (May 22) (15th century) An Italian Saint who, after eighteen years of married life lost her husband and her two sons. Feeling herself then called to the Religious Life, she professed the Rule of Saint Augustine at Cassia, her native place, near Spoleto in Central Italy. In a chronic and very painful malady, her patience, cheerfulness and union by continuous prayer with Almighty God never forsook her. She died May 22, A.D. 1456, and both in life and after death has worked many miracles.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Rita”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 25 June 2017. Web. 23 January 2019. <>