Banners of Broad Street Phase II
Banners on Broad Street is a way for an individual or family to memorialize a loved one, promote devotion to our our patroness St. Rita and support the National Shrine of St. Rita of Cascia. As of this issue we have 31 banners representing over 50 families that are hung on four city blocks, on both sides of the street beginning from Ellsworth Street at the Shrine moving south. Each banner is 4’ X 9’ and has a 9” X 48” area for your memorial. We have 13 questions to choose from for your banner that refer to her virtuous life, such as “Seeking Forgiveness?” and “Think It’s Impossible?” The answer on each banner is, emphatically, “Try Rita.”
We now have an exciting addition to the Banners on Broad Street project. We are offering the opportunity to give testimony as to how St. Rita has helped you with her intercessory prayers. We are now in the process of collecting these testimonies from those donors of the Banners through filming, audio recordings or written accounts to create YouTube videos that include your Banner on Broad St. and your personal story.
This component of the Banner project connects your personal testimony and why you chose to honor St. Rita and to memorialize, thank, or remember a loved one in this way.