I discovered St. Rita as a new Catholic nearly twenty years ago. At my lowest ebb, I petitioned her for a professional favor and was granted a true miracle!
Fast-forward to last fall. Preparing to teach a course on the life of Rita at my Augustinian parish, I prayed at the small shrine we have containing her statue, and noticed another example of her power: a parishioner left a thank-you note praising Rita for helping her to get a job--an echo of the same favor she did for me and for so many others.
The message is clear, folks: Make known her favor!!! May her followers grow in number and may her feast day become the biggest celebration imaginable!