Mother of peace

 

St. Joshep- Patron of the Order Pray To The Holy Spirit

 

Breathe in me, O Holy Spirit,
that I may think what is Holy.

Guide me, O Holy Spirit,
that I may realize, what is Holy.

Attract me to you, O Holy Spirit,
that I may love what is Holy

Strengthen me, O Holy Spirit,
that I may defend what is Holy.

Defend me, O Holy Spirit
that I may never lose what is Holy. Amen

 

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WELCOME TO HERMANDAD OF SAINT RITA

 

This is the official page of the Hermandad de Santa Rita de Cascia and Auxiliary devotees of the Saint of the Impossible and Desperate Cases.

The Hermandad de Santa Rita de Cascia, founded on May 12, 2011, is a group of OAD Lay Associates that fosters devotion to the Saint of the Impossible and Desperate Cases: SAINT RITA of CASCIA- by promoting her Gospel Values through PIETY, EXEMPLARITY & APOSTOLATE. 

We strive to live the virtues of CHARITY, HUMILITY, PURITY OF INTENTION, PRAYERFULNESS & SPIRIT of GRATITUDE. 

We nourish ourselves with the Sacraments of the Holy Mother Church, the Word of God and the Augustinian Spirituality specifically with that of the Order of the Discalced Augustinians.

We group ourselves as Communities of Brethren following the ideals of the first disciples of Our Lord and was perpetuated by our holy Father Augustine.

We take Mary, Our Mother of Consolation as our Protectress & Guide, our holy mother Monica as our model of perseverant prayer & Saint Rita of Cascia as our constant reminder & model of following the 'Suffering Lord'.

We undergo stages of formation:
1. Six months of Aspirancy with weekly formation of thirty minutes.
2. Investiture of the Penitential habit with a probation of three years with monthly formation.
3. Private Consecration of Promises with a probation of another two years with monthly formation.
4. Private Solemn Consecration of Promises with an On-going formation till death.

We wear two official HABITS of the Hermandad: the Habit & the Penitential Habit with the Sacred Belt as a sign of our Augustinian Affiliation & Identity.

By the Grace of God, our Confraternity has grown in number with the formation of new Chapters governed by our General Council.

Our Community is composed of: 
a. The 'Mother Chapter' of Tabor Hill (Cebu City)
b. Ormoc Chapter
c. Nasipit Chapter (Agusan del Norte)
d. Lapu-lapu Chapter (Cebu)

Some of our members are now forming possible Chapters in Buenavista, (Agusan del Norte), San Vicente Parish (Butuan City), Cabadbaran (Agusan del Norte) & Surigao City.