The Rita’s

Feast of St. Rita, thought I’d share my old Rita posts. Happy and peaceful day to all of you. May God grant all of your impossible causes.

Harvey Millican: Raising Your Kids Without Lowering Your IQ

Today (May 22) is the the day we in the Catholic Church commemorate the life of one of the most remarkable women of the past two thousand years.  That woman is St. Rita of Cascia — a fifteenth century Italian who was, at various times in her roughly 80 year life, a wife, mother, Augustinian nun, mystic, and stigmatic.  She was also, of course, known as a peacemaker.  Rita seized upon the Beatitude of Christ “Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called children of God” and made it her life’s work to bring peace where hatred, injustice, violence, and brokenness had taken root.  This small, simple woman first converted her assassin husband then witnessed his murder.  She prayed God would not allow her twin sons (barely teenagers) to avenge their father’s death.  This was their legal right and yet she knew it was no part of God’s plan…

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