St. Rita

Facts

Feastday: May 22
Patron: of impossible cases, difficult marriages, and parenthood
Birth: 1381
Death: 1472
Beatified: by Pope Urban VII in 1627
Canonized: by Pope Leo XIII on May 24, 1900

Author and Publisher – Catholic Online

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Saint Rita was born Margherita Lotti in Roccaporena, Italy in 1381. The day after her baptism, Rita was surrounded by a swarm of white bees, which went in and out of her infant mouth without hurting her. Rather than being alarmed, her family believed she was marked to be virtuous and devoted to God.

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