I always get this one confused in my mind… It would seem to me that the praying of a novena leading up to the feast of a saint might just end on the feast itself. Others disagree and coordinate the end of the novena to land on the eve of the feast day. OK… so we’ve either begun the novena – the big novena, the one leading right up to the feast day of St. Rita – today (Saturday) or we’re beginning tomorrow (Sunday). Regardless, the feast day is a special day for me and my family. Spending the preceding nine days in prayer is a joy and I will continue, of course, to carry all the intentions that have been sent to me. The list is quite long now but do not worry. That just requires me to spend a little more time in prayer which is never a bad thing.
St. Rita, pray for us!