Welcome to the National Shrine of Saint Rita of Cascia,
the Pearl in the Heart of Philadelphia.
Located in South Philadelphia, just steps from the Broad Street Line and in sight of City Hall, The National Shrine of Saint Rita of Cascia serves the nation. Here, we hold dear the values of our beloved Saint Rita of Cascia: peacemaking, healing, forgiveness, and reconciliation.
Schedule Update: June 11 - June 15:
From Monday, June 11 through Friday, June 15, the Augustinian Friars will be in Chapter Meetings. Therefore, our Shrine schedule will be abridged for the week. The Saint Rita Shrine daily schedule will be:
Masses: 8 am and 12 noon
Confessions: 11 am
Shrine closes: 4 pm
Morning and evening prayer, weekday afternoon confessions, and Wednesday evening confessions and Mass will be suspended for the week. We apologize for any inconvenience and we thank you for your understanding.
Thank you to Fr. John Calabro, Fr. John Tumosa, Fr. Dennis Witalec, Fr. Carl Braschoss, O.PRAEM, and Fr. Chanlis Chacko for their willingness to help us provide the Sacraments and celebrate the Mass during this entire week.
The National Shrine of Saint Rita of Cascia operates under the auspices of the
Augustinian Province of Saint Thomas of Villanova.