Saint Rita of Cascia - Widow (1456).
Saint Rita was born in Italy in the late 14th century, near the little city of Cascia, of parents who though advancing in age had no children. At the age of twelve she resolved to consecrate herself to God by the vow of chastity, but her parents required her to marry. At the death of her husband and sons, she application to a convent of Augustinian nuns at Cascia. The shrine of Saint Rita is still a favorite pilgrimage site in Italy.
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