“Remember me at the altar of the Lord wherever you may be.” ~ Saint Monica
When the Lord calls your loved one to His eternal dwelling, the sense of loss inevitably remains. Loving memory and the pain of loss are always intertwined. Sharing the sympathy of your loss, Saint Rita Shrine offers you a variety of ways to express your love in the lasting legacies offered below:
NEW ROSE MEMORIAL
Located on either side of the main relic of Saint Rita downstairs.
The story of the miraculous rose which was brought to Saint Rita in the midst of winter represents the reassurance for which she prayed that God had saved her husband’s soul and that she would be reunited with him and their sons after death. For many years after her death in 1457, tradition has it that she looked like she was asleep and her incorrupt body diffused a sweet fragrance. Many pilgrims who have visited Cascia have experienced a similar phenomenon of a strong fragrance of roses while venerating her body, a sign that seems to indicate she is near. We invite you to engrave the names of your loved ones on our new Rose Memorial, and let us ask Saint Rita’s powerful intercession for the Lord to grant them the same eternal peace she desired for her family.
Click the “Request Memorial” link above or call us to create your own personalized inscription.
Green Leaves $1,500
4” x 1.5”
Red Roses $2,500
5.75” x 5.5”
Bronze Stones $3,000
5” x 3”
Brass Plate Memorialization
Engraved on a brass plate that is mounted on wood and then placed on the wall of the Lower Shrine. The maximum number of characters including spaces for the engraving is 33.
Granite Stone Memorialization
The granite stone is located on the wall leading from the entrance to the Chapel. The maximum number of characters including spaces for this engraving is 30.
Pink Marble Memorialization
The pink marble is on the prayer rail surrounding the base of the bronze statue of Saint Rita in the center of the Shrine. The maximum number of characters including spaces for this engraving is 35.
Annual Votive Candle
A votive light honoring your loved one living or deceased is placed the first of each month following the reservation. The candles are placed around Saint Rita bronze statue and at both sides of the main relic area of the Shrine. The memorial may be renewed each year with only $125.