"Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks, receives, and the one who seeks, finds, and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened." Matthew 7:7-8
Prayer is an essential tool for healing and is an excellent source of comfort, courage and strength for those who are suffering. During times of illness, disease or a life challenge, nothing is more important than to offer prayer and to join with others in assurance of these prayers.
In addition to prayer, the Saints protect us against harm, help strengthen our faith and offer spiritual guidance and healing. They are our models of prayer and their intercession helps present powerful prayers of healing to God on our behalf.
Our Patron Saints of Healing line offers hope and comfort to those who seek healing through the intercession of the Saints. Each holy card and medal set includes a high-quality prayer card that contains novena prayers specific to the affliction, a short biography of the patron saint and an oxidized silver patron saint medal.
Holy Card: Full-Color Cardstock 2 1⁄2" W x 4" H (closed)
Saint Medal: Oxidized Silver 1" H
Includes a full-color holy card with two healing prayers, a saint biography and an oxidized silver patron saint medal.
Saint Rita was born at Roccaporena, Italy, in 1381. At an early age, Rita knew she wanted to devote her life to God and become a nun. Her elderly parents felt different and, at age 12, arranged for her to marry a man who later proved to be neglectful, abusive and unfaithful. After 18 unhappy years of marriage, Saint Rita's husband was killed in a street fight.
Now alone, Rita gave herself to works of charity and to a more intense life of prayer. One day as she knelt in prayer, her forehead was pierced by a violent wound, a thorn from the crown that covered Jesus' own head. She bore this wound for 15 years until the day of her death.
She died on May 22, 1457 at Cascia and was canonized in 1900.
Saint Rita is recognized today as the patroness of those who suffer from physical abuse. Her feast day is May 22nd.
Saint Rita, Pray for Us. -- Paper/Oxidized Metal -- Card: (closed) 2 1/2" W x 4" H; (open) 5" W x 4" H; Medal: 1" H