Dear Saint Rita,
messenger of peace and herald of reconciliation,
despite hardship and suffering
you lived the Gospel message of compassion and forgiveness
and showed the power of love to conquer hatred and establish harmony.
Help me to follow your example and be an instrument of Christ’s peace.
Pray that my heart may be always open, and my arms extended
to pardon those who do wrong and even to embrace with mercy those who inflict injury.
Pray that God may use my humble gestures to touch hearts and to sow peace.