Friday, May 22, 2009

Huh. Ya Learn Something New Every Day

I've heard of St. Rita and knew that she was patron of impossible causes, but I never knew that:

  • she was married due to an arranged marriage
  • her husband abused her
  • she had 2 sons
  • she joined the convent after her abusive husband and sons died
  • she died on this day in 1457
  • today is her feast day

I'll bet Haleigh (my niece) knew this.

To me, I think it's amazing she had such strong faith living the life she led. Being beat by your own husband? Watching him die, and then watching your own children die?! I tend to lose faith in those times.
St. Rita is cooler than I knew.


Bethany said...

I think I knew the first three things...but that was forever ago, so thanks for refreshing my memory!

Andrea said...

I need to read more about saints. I have some neat things for the kids but that's about it. Thanks for sharing.

Sue said...

I just read her card in the church today. Grandmom sanda lived a long life because she lived on Rita Rd.