JMJI wanted to pass along this true story of the power of St. Rita's intercession.JMJ The professor of history and Moral Theology at the Seminary I attendeed for two years is a brilliant priest named Father Juan-Carlos Iscara, from Argentina. He was having problems with his visa my first year, and thought he might have to be deported. The summer between my first and second year, either his passport or his visa expired (I can't remember) and he was still in America. Whatever it was, not only was he facing certain deportation, but also maybe jail time, due to the laws in Argentina. Father has a great devotion to St. Rita of Cassia, and prayed a novena to her to fix the problem. So he went to the Argentine embassy to sort it out. Normally, that means he went to turn himself in. After a long wait in line, he went up to the counter, and the lady behind the counter asked Father if he would say a Mass for her mother in honor of St. Rita. She then told him how devoted she was to St. Rita and was very grateful, because American priests were so reticent to do such a thing. So Father said, "That's wonderful. But what about the visa/passport?" She said, "I'm in charge here. Your visa/passport has been approved. Have a nice day, Father." That was it, thanks to St. Rita. Let's ask St. Rita to beg God to spare eastern Texas. St. Rita, pray for us.
Thank you so much for that inspirational story. How ironic that I will be praying to St. Rita about Hurricane Rita! I live in Houston, but not in the mandatory evacuation area, so am here for now. We have hauled in all yard furniture and things that could be missiles in the expected wind. There are many of us who will need your continued prayers, so thank you in advance.Jane in Katy, TX
JMJLet us know how things turn out, Jane.
Prayers from Florida. May God protect you all.