Wednesday, August 15: The Feast of the Assumption
Celebrate Mass with us for this Holy Day of Obligation!
8am Mass: Lower Shrine
Noon Mass: Upper Shrine
7pm Mass: Lower Shrine
Hail, O Queen of Heaven enthroned! Hail, by angels mistress owned, Root of Jesse! Gate of morn! Whence the world's true light was born: Glorious Virgin, joy to thee, loveliest whom in heaven they see. Fairest thou where all are fair! Plead with Christ our sins to spare.
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.
Sharing good news about how others share the Good News! St. Francis Inn Ministries, the recipient of our 2018 Peace Award, was recently featured in The Philadelphia Inquirer. Read more about their ministry here.
The National Shrine of Saint Rita of Cascia operates under the auspices of the
Augustinian Province of Saint Thomas of Villanova.