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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: National Shrine of Saint Rita of Cascia


About Saint Rita of Cascia:

Certainly one of the world’s most revered saints, Saint Rita of Cascia is honored here in a special way. Known as a peacemaker, reconciler and healer, she is known as the patroness of impossible cases. Unfortunately, part of her life story became obscured, and it was believed that she was married to an abusive husband. Proper research has shown that this was not the case at all. Click here for more details as to how that story came to be told and then the truth was revealed.

Still, she is inspiring and her way of life is a model for us all. There is much more to the story, and we suggest reading the book shown here.


About the National Shrine of St Rita in Philadelphia:

The National Shrine of Saint Rita was constructed in 1907 and grew tremendously with many new immigrants to the country, then entered a period of decline as families moved away, but has now been re-vitalized and is a vibrant part of the community and a wonderful pilgrimage destination.

There are daily Masses, Eucharistic Adoration, the Sacrament of Reconciliation, morning and evening Vespers, and tours conducted by the Friars are available upon request.


Traveling to the Shrine of St. Rita in Philadelphia:


Address: 1166 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19146

GPS coordinates: 39° 56′ 10.1760” N, 75° 10′ 2.9676” W

Tel: +1 (215) 546-8333

e-mail: use the contact form on their website

Click here for the official website of the National Shrine of Saint Rita in Philadelphia. Be sure to view the welcome message and take the virtual tour.

Sources: Gregorio, Michael Di. The Precious Pearl: The Story of Saint Rita of Cascia. New York: Alba House, 2002. Print.

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