July 15, 2011
St. Rita of Cascia

St. Rita of Cascia says: “Praise be to Jesus.”

“Please listen now as I confide to you how perseverance played a role in my life. It was Mother Perseverance which gave me the courage to pray and to continue to pray. My prayers moved the Heart of Jesus to convert warring parties in Cascia. Feuds were resolved. Through prayer, Jesus converted my husband and my twin sons – just in time.”

“Mother Perseverance asked me to trust in my calling to the religious life; for all trust in God is the fruit of persevering hope.”

“When the soul perseveres in prayer, God listens. He never turns away from a trusting heart. So, as I relate to you how Mother Perseverance brought me through life's struggles, I invite each soul to step into this motherly embrace. These days it is difficult to feel secure; but if you persevere in your journey of personal holiness, you will find peace even in the midst of great trials.”

“Persevering prayer can find solutions where there are none. Have hope.”