As Patron Saint of the Impossible,
Saint Rita provides intercession to many who are sick, distraught, or struggling with infertility.
Throughout her life, Saint Rita handled hardships with patience and grace - from the murder of her husband to the death of her sons. As a nun, she lived with the stigmata on her forehead for over a decade. As a peacemaker, she sought to bring healing among people by fostering discourse and offering a patient, listening ear.
To mark these attributes, the National Shrine of Saint Rita of Cascia holds a Healing Mass every third Sunday of the month, September through May, at 2pm.
Healing Masses include anointing with St. Rita holy oil, a recitation of the Novena to Saint Rita, and veneration of her relics.
We welcome all who seek healing and health - physical, spiritual, mental, and relational - to join us as we implore the powerful intercession of our patroness, the saint of the impossible.
Healing Masses: 2017-2018
All Healing Masses are at 2pm in the upper church.
September 17, 2017: Fr. Jim Keating, O.S.A.
"Jesus shows us the boundless nature of Christian forgiveness."