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.


Augustinian Spirituality in the 21st Century

Tuesday, October 22 at 7pm
Lower Shrine

Br. James White, currently in formation as an Augustinian, will visit the National Shrine of Saint Rita of Cascia to explore the example and insights of Saint Augustine, offering a glimpse of Augustine for Millennials.


Our #RiseNShrine Tour

Watch Fr. Michael Di Gregorio and Fr. Bob Guessetto on a brief tour of the National Shrine of Saint Rita of Cascia, featured by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia as a Philadelphia-area Shrine.

#RiseNShrine #ShrinesOfAOP

The Cascia Center and Saint Rita Place is in the News!

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artist’s rendering of Saint Rita Place and the Cascia Center

The long-awaited plan to construct the National Shrine of Saint Rita’s Cascia Center to provide services affiliated with the mission and ministry of the Shrine is closer to fruition with a tax credit allocation of some $12 million for the development of Saint Rita Place. The Shrine is working in partnership with Catholic Housing and Community Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia to construct a five-story mixed-use space with 46 one-bedroom apartments for income eligible seniors 62 and older, with the ground floor dedicated to the outreach ministries of Saint Rita Shrine. Construction of the $16.9 million project is anticipated to begin in Spring 2020. Join us as we pray for the success of this initiative, which will support our ministerial outreach and our neighbors!

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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!