The Saint Rita of Cascia Plaque, depicts Saint Rita of Cascia, Italy (1386-1457) the Patron of desperate and seemingly impossible causes as well as the patron of difficult marriages, of abuse victims, of victims of physical abuse from a spouse, and of those who are lonely, sterile, and widowed. This solid bronze plaque is a great gift for a baptism, confirmation, birthday, first communion, the feast day of St. Rita of Cascia on May 22nd, and for Christmas (a great stocking stuffer!).
A Bronze Wall Plaque in Three Sizes
Available in three sizes – Small (p30k – 2.25 x 1.9 inches), Medium (p19m – 4 x 3.25 inches), and Large (p128g – 7.6 x 6.3 inches) – this bronze wall plaque can be hung with ease on any wall at home or in the office. A world-renowned bronze-smith designed and realized this solid bronze plaque. This is a special gift for that special ”Rita” in your life!
Saint Rita of Cascia – the Patron Saint of Abused Wives
Saint Rita of Cascia experienced so many difficulties and challenges in her own life as the wife of an abusive husband, as the mother of two twin sons who died prematurely, as a widow, as a sister in a monastery of sisters who originally did not want her there, and as a peacemaker in her city. But she never lost faith in God and never ceased to desire to be with Him. Because of her intense devotion to the Passion of Christ, she is commonly depicted as a nun holding a crown of thorns, or roses and figs, or as a nun with a wound on her forehead. According to one story, near the end of her life, Saint Rita was bedridden in the convent. When a cousin visited her and asked her if she desired anything from her old home, Saint Rita asked for a rose from her garden. Although her cousin did not expect to find anything in her garden since it was January, she went to the house anyway. There she found a single rose in full bloom (depicted on this plaque) which she brought back to Saint Rita.