St. Rita of Cascia Patron Saint Medal
This handsome, heavy medal measures 1" as shown. An endless (over the head) stainless steel curb chain is standard with the 1" medal. A smaller size, 3/4" medal (preferred by most ladies) is also available with a finer, 18" stainless curb chain. The same medal is available in both sizes in a heavy 14 karat gold filled with or without a goldtone chain, or in solid 14 karat gold, without chain. If the chains provided do not suit, order the medal without chain and check out our Neck Chains for other options, styles, and sizes.
The manufacturer guarantees these medals and, should a defect ever develop, they will replace them upon receipt of the damaged item. Contact this website for full details and instructions.
Flip-top gift box is included.
Though Rita wanted to enter the convent, a marriage had been arranged by her parents and Rita accepted their decision. Thus, she was married at an early age to a difficult and violent man, involved in family feuds and vendettas. Two sons were born and slowly, Rita was able to convert her husband. His old enemies, not content to leave him in peace, executed him anyway. Then, his family influenced Rita's sons to join the vendetta to avenge their father's death. Rita prayed that God would take them, rather than they lose their souls to sin. Before they could commit murder, both contracted dysentery and died. This left Rita free to enter the St. Mary Magdalene Monastery in Casia. There are many miraculous aspects to that story, as well. She requested suffering and was given a thorn in her forehead by Our Lord. Many miraculous events occurred in Rita's life and, after her death in 1457 her body was exhumed and found to be incorrupt. It can still be seen in its crystal coffin today.