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A prayer to St. Rita before taking an exam


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Anna Ashkova - published on 05/22/21

At the end of the school year, turn to a patron of test-taking to calm your nerves and do your best.

Margherita, or Rita, Lotti (1381-1457) is regarded all over world as a patron saint of desperate causes, impossible cases, unhappily married women and even … baseball players! Celebrated on May 22, this saint also offers help to students.

Saint Rita,

In your company,

I present myself to God, 

the wise Creator of the universe,

the light of human mind.

To learn through application in my studies,

I will need attention:

help me focus,

you who were always so collected.

I crave  

the internal peace to tame the passions,

the external calm to avoid intemperance.

I need intuition:

the easy comprehension of essential. 

I need to memorize:

help me to remember. 

Most of all, help me learn 

through my studies about the divine life,

so I can live my time on Earth and in eternity.

For all this Saint Rita,

entrust me to the goodness

of Jesus and the Holy Virgin.

Thank you.


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