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St. Rita (1381–1457) is patron of impossible and desperate cases. She was married at an early age to an abusive husband. This marriage lasted for eighteen years, during which she was a model wife and mother. Upon the murder of her husband, she sought to dissuade her sons from revenge. She subsequently joined an Augustinian community of nuns. She was known for the apparent efficacy of her prayers and is venerated due to various miracles attributed to her intercession.

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A Prayer to Our Lady of Mount Carmel

A Prayer to Our Lady of Mount Carmel: A statue of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, holding the brown scapular and the Christ Child, at the National Padre Pio Center in Barto, PA.

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The Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel

A statue of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, holding the brown scapular and the Christ Child, at the National Padre Pio Center in Barto, PA.

The Daily News (Mount Carmel, Pa) 18 Feb 1896 The Schooner Majestic missing off of Biddeford Pool, ME