NOVENA PRAYER TO ST ZITA FOR A SPECIAL FAVOUR
St Zita, who was born to poor parents at Monte Sagrati, Italy, in 1218, was sent to work as a maid at the tender age of twelve. She remained with the same employer, the wealthy Fatinelli family, until her death in 1278. Since her hard work, kindness and virtuous life won the favour of the Fatinelli family, she was put in charge of the direction of the house. The other maids and servants disliked her for this and mistreated her, too, which St Zita bore with Christian fortitude. St Zita is the patroness of domestic servants and bakers; her feast day is April 27th.
(The following prayers are said on nine consecutive days.)
Glorious St Zita, Example of Christian virtues, intercede for me in this my necessity (name it). Obtain for me also diligence in all my duties and patience in all my trials, so that, following your example and being helped by your intercession in the miseries of this life, I may be united to you in the life to come, where there shall be no more weeping and sorrow, but joy and gladness and everlasting happiness. Amen.
Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be.
Dogs never bite me, only humans ....Marilyn Monroe
When choosing between two evils, I always choose the one I haven't tried before....Mae West
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