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.

Participate in these Upcoming Events at the Shrine

Faith Enrichment Night:
Life in the Risen Lord

Thursday, April 25 at 7pm | Upper Shrine

The Church gives us 50 days to celebrate Easter, to reflect on the joy and hope of the resurrection and to consider the abundant life Jesus has promised us (John 10:10). How does the suffering, death and resurrection of Jesus make a difference in your life? How does the Easter story speak to our individual stories? How has the Risen Lord been present and walked with us in the challenges, opportunities, and stories of our lives? Come, be renewed, as we seek to know the peace and joy of the risen Lord.

Faith Enrichment Night:
What Am I Doing With My Life?
Monday, April 29 at 7pm | Lower Shrine

An evening reflection led by Br. Bill Gabriel, O.S.A in the Lower Shrine Chapel will offer us a chance to explore personal purpose and meaning that we often ask ourselves at many crossroads and major life events. As children of a loving God, what are we being called to do with our lives, and how can we be more intentional about living them?

Morning of Recollection:
The Spirituality of Saint Rita of Cascia:

Saturday, May 18, 9am - 11am | Lower Shrine

Fr. Michael Di Gregorio, O.S.A. will lead a morning of recollection in the Lower Shrine during the Solemn Novena of Saint Rita. It will include a talk by Fr. Michael, followed by a time for quiet reflection. Adoration and Confession begin at 11am and Mass will be in the Upper Shrine at noon, followed by the recitation of the Novena to Saint Rita.


Mother’s Day Novena

Call 215.546.8333 or email office@saintritashrine.org to order Mother’s Day Novena cards.

Saint Rita is patroness of many things. Learn more!

Saint Rita is patroness of many things. Learn more!

Purchase a Mass Intention or Mass Card for Spiritual Enrollment


Promote the virtues of Saint Rita and support the National Shrine of Saint Rita of Cascia by enrolling a loved one in the Saint Rita Society.

Mass Cards are also available. Learn more about how you can ask our community of believers to pray for your special intention.

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The National Shrine of Saint Rita of Cascia operates under the auspices of the
Augustinian Province of Saint Thomas of Villanova.

All are welcome!


Whether you're seeking a quiet place to escape the noise of daily life, or you'd like a sincere and joy-filled community to share the Sacrifice of the Mass, look no further.

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Lower Shrine

a place of holy quiet

The lower Shrine is open 7am-5pm Mon-Sat and 8am-2pm Sunday.

Masses in the Shrine Chapel:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Confessions at 11am and 4pm
Masses at 8am and noon

Wednesday (Novena to Saint Rita at all Masses):
Confessions at 11am, 4pm, 6:30pm
Masses at 8am, Noon, 7pm

Eucharistic Adoration takes place each day when the chapel is not otherwise in use.

Morning Prayer: 7:40am Monday - Saturday
Evening Prayer: 5:05pm Monday - Friday

Sunday Hours: 9:00am - 2:00pm


Upper Shrine

Praise in a rose-colored Sanctuary

The upper Shrine is open for weekend Masses, and can be opened for tours, pilgrimages, and special ceremonies.

Masses in the Upper Church

Saturday Vigil
Mass at 5pm

Sunday Mass
Mass at 10am
(Healing Mass every 3rd Sunday of the month at noon, September through May)

Holy Days of Obligation
Mass at noon for most Holy Days of Obligation

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Gift Shop

The Perfect Place to find the Perfect Gift

The Gift Shop is open every day of the week. We sell religious items, holy cards, rosaries, books, statues, and more.

Gift Shop Hours

Monday-Friday: 11am-4pm
Saturday: 11am-5pm
Sunday: 11am to 2pm



Prayer requests, mass cards, and so much more

The National Shrine of Saint Rita Office is located at 1166 S. Broad Street and is open during normal business hours.

Office Hours

Monday-Friday: 9:30am-4:30pm or by appointment

Our office staff is friendly and helpful. Find out more!