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Tuesday, May 22, 2007

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Mona Alona

Here's a link to
BASILICA DI SANTA RITA DA CASCIA

http://www.santaritadacascia.org/santarita/santarita-en.htm

John Barnabaon

I always marvel at miracles of bodily incorruptibility. Most corpses would just start decomposing.

I wish people would popularize these things to help unbelievers have faith in Christ and come to the Church.

Blessed Pope John XXIII's body is also by miracle incorupt as well.

God bless.

Atlanta Catholic

Happy feast day St. Rita! I also know many people who have prayed this Novena and had their prayers answered. Their prayers were not only answered, they received blessings and graces beyond their requests. St. Rita is an incredible advocate for the sad or brokenhearted. Try the Novena! You will not be disappointed. All it takes is faith and trust.

Anon

Blessed Pope John XXIII's body is also by miracle incorupt as well


Thank God beatifications are not infalible and remember that angels, including demons, have manipulation over matter, including dead matter.


Not that I wish to imply anything.

Thomistic

Anon,

You are gravely mistaken. Beatifications and canonizations do fall under the charism of papal infallibility.

Although the Second Vatican Council was flawed in some ways, the principle problem within the Church since the council has been bishops, priests, religious, and lay persons who went above and beyond what the Second Vatican Council said while insisting that their actions were in "the spirit of Vatican II".

Denying the personal holiness of Pope John XXIII by suggesting that those who testified to his sanctity were either lying or in error and/or that his incorrupt body was preserved as such by demons (a charge leveled against Our Lord by His enemies) simply because he convoked a Church council that produced results which you do not like is wholly inappropriate.

I will pray and ask St. Dymphna to intercede for you.

Not that I wish to imply anything.

Pax,

Thomistic

Loyolalaw98

Thomistic,

Highly appropriate critique of "anon."

Don't you love how the anonymous ones always post the most venomous dribble.

Your close of "Not that I wish to imply anything" reminds me of that great line from Casablanca where Rick asks Captain Renault "why are you closing me down?"

Renault responds - "I am shocked, shocked to find that gambling is going on in this establishment!" just as the pit boss hands him his winnings for the evening.

LOL

Manuel

Thomistic without endorsing Anon, I believe you need to correct your comment.
Beatification, in the present discipline, differs from canonization in this: that the former implies a locally restricted, not a universal, permission to venerate, which is a mere permission, and no precept; while canonization implies a universal precept.

According to Catholic Encyclopedia:
"This general agreement of theologians as to papal infallibility in canonization must not be extended to beatification, not withstanding the contrary teaching of the canonical commentary known as "Glossa" [in cap. un. de reliquiis et venerat. SS. (III, 22) in 6; Innocent., Comm. in quinque Decretalium libros, tit. de reliquiis, etc., no 4; Ostiensis in eumd. tit. no 10; Felini, cap. lii, De testibus, etc., X (II, 20); Caietani, tract. De indulgentiis adversus Lutherum ad Julium Mediceum; Augustini de Ancona, seu Triumphi, De potestate eccl., Q. xiv, a. 4). Canonists and theologians generally deny the infallible character of decrees of beatification, whether formal or equivalent, since it is always a permission, not a command; while it leads to canonization, it is not the last step. Moreover, in most cases, the cultus permitted by beatification, is restricted to a determined province, city, or religious body (Benedict XIV, op. cit., I, xlii). Some, however, have thought otherwise (Arriaga, Theol., V, disp. 7, p. 6; Amicus, Theol., IV, disp. 7, p.4, no 98; Turrianus on II-II, V, disp. 17, no 6; Del Bene, De S. Inquisit. II, dub. 254)."

Carolina_Cannonball

what a fabulous painting of the saint at the end of this post.

Librada Kopatz

Very interesting reading. I am not familiar with alot of the Saints.
Just read about St Rita today because I received an email with a jpg/picture card on it with her picture. I always try to verify if things people email to me truly exist.
The card said make 2 wishes and send it on to 6 people and you'll receive your wishes in 36 days. Not sure about that chain mail stuff, but prayer is always good.

Along with the jpg card of St Rita, there was a jpg of a logo: FDF (the last F was backwards). What does that represent?

Mary Schep

St. Rita answered my prayers for health and protection. She truly cares for all humanity and is there to help those who approach her in the right spirit.

Praise be to St. Rita

bob travisano

My son decided he was going to be married in Italy. He and his fiancee had made many trips and loved the area around Siena, and Tuscany regions. When I realized that the wedding was planned for May 2007, I was thrilled, because for many years Saint Rita has been my Patron saint and has answered many, many requests from me. We arrived in Rome the early part of May. Although I knew I would not be able to be in Cascia for her feast day, I was sure I would travel to that region before I left for the states. One afternoon in Rome, my wife and I decided to venture off to the side streets, as we were a bit tired of eating Hotel food and were looking for a good roman deli, which they call Pizzerias. As we continued our walk, I noticed a half block away a sign that said Pizzeria. I said to my wife lets go see how this is. When we arrived it looked like a small cafe, and very sparsely populated. I figured it wasnt crowded so I said lets sit. My wife quickly added, why dont we try the pizzeria two doors down, as it looked like it was busier, and all the "locals"seemed to be frequenting it. We arrived and sat outside. As we did, the proprietress, "Luigina" a small but energetic lady of about 75 years old welcomed us. As I looked at the menu, my eyes glanced up at the window of the pizzeria, it said LOTTI'S. I turned to my wife and exclaimed "Do you know whose name that is." For a moment she said nothing..I quickly exclaimed its Saint Rita's maiden name!!...At that moment, Luigina come out to take our order, In my best but poorest Italian, I said to her" LOTTI,SANTA MARGARITA'..When she heard it and immediately understood, she almost jumped into the air, and floated. she explained to me in her very best English, that saint rita was her patron saint, and that when her daughter was born some thirty years ago, the baby was very sick and not expected to live. She made continual prayers and novenas for the childs recovery. The baby eventually was free of the malady and continued in great health. Luigina was so greatful to the saint, she named her daughter RITA!! I just sat there dumbfounded..On May 21st we manged to make the long journey from Rome to the appenine mountains and visit the beloved saint in cascia. To this day, I cannot believe I made the journey (4000 miles) from New Jersey to Italy, and had the honor to visit the saint I had prayed to for so many years. Yes, she looked even more beautiful in her Cathedral and as I sat in front of her bier I was blessed to smell the fragrance of her perfume. My wife also smelled this marvelous aroma, when she was sitting outside of the church.I believe when our saints want us they will call us, as much as we want also to see them...

ALICE MBONG

I am a student.
I am the first in a family of five.
I will like to be a (member)or a bee.

ALICE MBONG

I am a student.
I am the first in the family of five.
I will like to be a (member) or a Bee.

ALICE MBONG

A student.
fist in a family of five.
like to be a bee

sandra

Thank you st.rita for interceding my prayer has been answered

Rita  Garcia

I love my patron saint.
And I am proud to be name Rita

NCM

Santa Rita,

I cannot thank you enough for saving our family home. I will continue to honor you and spread word of your miraculous generosity.

Yours,
NCM

Lina Notte

Dear Saint Rita,

My husband and I have had a mad 5 year marriage.We have two small boys 4 and 2. For their sake we have not divoced but have come very close. Somethingthing in our hearts brings us to make up everytime. We both have tempers but his can be alittle volient and scary. Our familys hate eahc other and we hate eachothers families for interfereing.
Please save our marriage. We love each other but satan and evil spirits and our tempers keep us apart. Please make our marriage strong. Let us love each other deeply like when we first met and let noone separate us for our childrens sake and ours. I love my husband and I want a calm safe serene home for my children. Please help us with our finances by obtaining for me a job at bank of america that i applied for. Organize our life and routines. I love you saint rita in the name of God please bless uus with this miracle. Love, Lina Notte

ZN

I am a Lebanese girl, My grandfather's name is Cissen Abi-Karam. When my grandmother was pregnant with her fourth child (a girl) My grandfather had a dream in which a woman that appeared to be a nun told him to name his daughter 'rita' no one had ever heard of this saint or this name before or even this name (it was uncommon in Lebanon) my grandparents have never been on a plane, they did not even have a refrigerator, they were farmers at the time. My grandfather ignored to nun and named his daughter (my aunt) something else. In just a few days later he got into an accident were he broke his leg and the dream came again.. So my grandfather went that same day and changed my aunts name to Rita. A few years later after my my aunt was born, word spread about a saint that would answer miracles. Her name was St. Rita... the same saint ..
This is a true story and many more miracles were answered by this saint to my family. In a village called Beskinta in Lebanon, almost everyone knows what happened to my grandparents.
I love you St. Rita ... thank you

Tamara

Dear St. Rita,
Thank you for your intercession for Savannah. I know that is through your novena that you prayed to Jesus and graces fell upon her. Thank you. I also lift up today in prayer and begin a new novena to you for your powerful intercession of Rachael. I take comfort in knowing that you too were a mother, and understand the worry and pains of love for your children. I beg you to please pray at the foot of Jesus' royal throne and ask for many of His graces to pour out onto Rachael. Please ask Him for
to surround her with His protection and through the power of The Holy Spirit grant her with many graces to be protected from satan and sin and danger. Thank You dear Saint. xoxoxox

mariam

thanks god,thank you santa Rita for the miricale you made now i can live

Rita

My grandparents have loved and prayed to St. Rita for a very long time.
It came natural to me to ask my grandmother to pray with me to St.Rita for my marriage to become fertile and prosperous. Yesterday, I took two pregnancy test and they were positive. I told my husband it was thanks to God, St.Rita,and grandma. He smiled and said I guess I had nothing to do with it. I said that is right. We are very happy. Thank you St.Rita for providing me with a family and providing your support to our family.
With Lovingly gratitude,
Rita

Rita

St.Rita,
Thank you for making God's support so apparent, and I am sorry if I miss the signs more often than not. Now that I am pregnant give me more than necessary strength and internal peace to complete my dissertation during my pregnancy. Provide my husband with the strength and the commitment to turn his career dreams of working from home into reality, so we can provide for our child and really be their for the kid(s).
Yes,I am open to the idea of twins.
I would raise them to be peacemakers as you wished your sons to be.
Well, St. Rita thank you again and I'll do my best to make you and St.Judas proud.
Sending you much love,
Rita

Rita

St.Rita,
Thank you for making God's support so apparent, and I am sorry if I miss the signs more often than not. Now that I am pregnant give me more than necessary strength and internal peace to complete my dissertation during my pregnancy. Provide my husband with the strength and the commitment to turn his career dreams of working from home into reality, so we can provide for our child and really be their for the kid(s).
Yes,I am open to the idea of twins.
I would raise them to be peacemakers as you wished your sons to be.
Well, St. Rita thank you again and I'll do my best to make you and St.Judas proud.
Sending you much love,
Rita

Rita

St.Rita,
Thank you for making God's support so apparent, and I am sorry if I miss the signs more often than not. Now that I am pregnant give me more than necessary strength and internal peace to complete my dissertation during my pregnancy. Provide my husband with the strength and the commitment to turn his career dreams of working from home into reality, so we can provide for our child and really be their for the kid(s).
Yes,I am open to the idea of twins.
I would raise them to be peacemakers as you wished your sons to be.
Well, St. Rita thank you again and I'll do my best to make you and St.Judas proud.
Sending you much love,
Rita

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