Roses at Ritafest 2023


On Monday, May 22, we celebrated our annual Rita feast. This year, after the pandemic, many guests joined the festive service in the Motherhouse of the Rita Sisters.
Rev. Robert Borawski, who celebrated the service with us, read the Gospel of the Vine and the branches. The branches bring good fruit only if they remain closely connected with the vine (with Jesus). From him, they have the strength to grow and flourish. According to Father Robert Borawski, growing also means transformation, even if the change, the new beginning, is challenging for everyone. Stagnation, however, means regression. Life change leads to deep and inner peace. Saint Rita also experienced this on her life's journey, and she had to experience her way of transformation. She was helped in this by her faith. We, too, can walk our paths in union with the vine, Jesus Christ, and St. Rita as our patroness and role model. She grew and matured in her life; she brought people together and made peace.
At the end of the service, Father Robert Borawski blessed many roses. Roses are a symbol of St. Rita and speak of her life. They were distributed to the guests with good wishes by several of our Rita Sisters.