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Children's Novena (NEW)


  • National Shrine of Saint Rita of Cascia 1166 South Broad Street Philadelphia, PA, 19146 United States (map)

Our Children's Novena is a time to remember the youngest of the faithful!

As a mother herself, Saint Rita is often an intercessor for parents of beloved children. This new Novena, which begins around the same time that children head back to school, will remember our youngest members.

Each Novena participant receives a prayer card that features a beautiful picture of Saint Rita in glory, as depicted in one of our Upper Shrine stain glass windows. The back has an easy-to-learn and easy-to-teach Child's Prayer to Saint Rita, to help young Catholics begin to understand the power of having a heavenly intercessor!

We encourage you to take this opportunity to submit the names of the children you love that you would like us to keep in our prayers. We also encourage you to sit down with your children and grandchildren and find out what their prayers are - our community of faith will lift up their young prayers, as well!

Contact the office at 215.546.8333 and talk to Katherine or Kelsey if you would like to be put on our Novena Mailing List or if you would like to order our special Children's Novena Holy Card. Or, visit our Children's Novena Page to submit your intentions online.

Rita Children Prayer Card.jpg

Oh Saint Rita, my dear friend,
Lean to earth, your help to lend.
Take my hope, my prayer, my need
to Heaven's court, to intercede.
And let God know of my great love
for Him and all the saints above,
and ask if He would hear my prayer
entrusted to your tender care.

Amen.

Earlier Event: August 25
Pilgrim Image of Our Lady of Fatima
Later Event: November 2
All Soul's Novena