Rita roses for the Rita festival

On Sunday, May 22nd, 2022, it was that time again: We Rita Sisters celebrated our patron saint in the mother house in Würzburg. The successful start to our festivities was the service. Canon Dietrich Seidel spoke of love. Jesus tells us: "This is my commandment: Love one another as I have loved you" (John 15:12). Such love manifested itself in the life of St. Rita shown and so she is a role model for us.

Charity on good days and bad days. Saint Rita also had difficult times in her life and obstacles to overcome. Saint Rita's message for today: Whether it's a pandemic or the war in Ukraine - the love of God accompanies us through all the ups and downs of our lives.

At the end of the service, Canon Dietrich Seidel blessed the Rita roses. They were given to everyone who attended the service at the end.

At the reception in the courtyard followed by lunch together, Saint Rita was commemorated and her importance for us sisters and our guests was celebrated.

Unfortunately, our Ritafest also had a drop of bitterness. Due to her corona infection, Superior General Sister Rita-Maria Käß was in isolation, but we were connected in hearts, thoughts, and prayers.