Original Karl Demetz
Saint Rita Figurine Models protected by Law. Imitations legally prosecuted.
This is a very beautiful statue of Saint Rita carved in selected Maple wood and hand painted in permanent water colors. The realism of this figurine is truly stunning. The sculpture shows all classical features with complete follow through in detail.
This wood carved Saint Rita Figurine is available in different sizes and various coloring schemes, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
Feastday: May 22nd
Patroness of hopeless causes and of the unhappily married women
Represented with her most significant attributes: the roses and the crucifix.
St Rita of Cascia was born in 1381 near Spoleto, Italy. She always had the desire to be a nun even from a young age. But, her parents forced her to marry when she was 12. She married a cruel and harsh man with whom she had to spend an unhappy 18 years with. Together, the couple had two sons. After the birth of her two sons, her husband was killed in a fight.
Both sons died and St. Rita tried to enter the Augustinian convent at Cascia, but she was refused because she was a widow. Finally the order gave her entry in 1413. St. Rita got sick and died on the 22nd of May 1457 at Cascia. According to the legend the relatives visited her when she lied sick to death in bed. They asked her if she had a wish. St. Rita requested a rose from the garden of her parents. It was January, however a relative went to Roccaporena to fulfill her desire and he returned with a flourishing rose, grown in the middle of the cold winter.