- Single decade rosary
- Cats eye and Swarovski crystal beads
- Implore the aid of St. Rita - patron of impossible causes
- Prayer card included
St. Rita is an Italian saint who had a very turbulent life, but who never lost her faith in God. Even though her husband was violent, his family embroiled in a feud, and her sons died in their youth, Rita always put her trust in the Lord and desired to serve him with her life. After her husband and children died she was instrumental in bringing peace to the two feuding families. She was even able to enter the convent - a life-long dream. For these reasons St. Rita is called upon as a patron for those with causes that seem hopeless. Her life may have been full of thorns, yet her faith was alive and flourishing like a rose. The beauty of her faith is reflected in the design of the St. Rita decade rosary. White cats eye beads are complimented by the vibrant greens of the Lampworked flower beads. A memorable gift for anyone with marital problems, difficult circumstances, chronic illness, mental illness, or with a devotion to St. Rita. Includes a full color prayer card with a prayer for St. Rita's intercession.
Front Text: St. Rita, intercede for us especially in those trials that appear hopeless and impossible to resolve.
Prayer: "O St. Rita, you shine as a star of hope in the midst of darkness. I know that through your intercession Our Lord often grants favors that seem impossible to human foresight, skill and efforts. I humbly ask that you bring my cause to the throne of God [mention personal request]. Have pity on my adversity, comfort me in my affliction, and purify my intention. Help me to unite my will with the will of God through the merits of my Savior Jesus Christ, and in particular through his patient wearing of the crown of thorns, which you daily contemplated with tender devotion. St. Rita, advocate of the helpless, pray for us."
- Decade: 8mm round white cats eye beads, 4mm Swarovski round glass pearl beads, silver plated bead caps
- OF: 8-9 mm Czech Glass Lampworked Flower bead, 4mm Swarovski glass pearl beads, silver plated bead caps
- 0.5" ox. silver St Rita centerpiece (back has an exquisite flower), and 1" ox. silver Crucifix, made in Italy
- Approx. 6" in length (may vary due to slight variance in bead size)
- Prayer card: 2.5" (W) x 4.25" (L)