Remember Your Loved Ones in Light and Stone
Within the National Shrine of Saint Rita of Cascia, there are several places you can memorialize your loved ones, living or deceased, as a way to offer a lasting remembrance. Devotees and visitors will see your loved ones' names and pray for them. Benefactors of the Shrine are remembered as the special intention for each Wednesday Novena Mass.
Memorial Candles in the lower Shrine
One Year: $150*
Each subsequent year: $125*
We will contact you each year to ask if you would like to renew your candle. Candles are available in several areas:
in front of the Blessed Maria Fasce fresco*
in front of the statue of St. Augustine*
in front of the statue of St. John the Baptist*
in front of the statue of St. Nicholas of Tolentine, patron saint of souls*
on either side of the relic of St. Rita*
surrounding the statue of St. Rita (currently unavailable)
in the prayer grotto*
Please indicate your interest in a Shrine Memorial Candle when you contact us for more information.
*Contact us for the availability
memorial candles in the upper church
We offer a variety of candles for memorial use. Weekly and monthly votives, as well as weekly Sanctuary candles can be purchased through the gift shop, or by using the links at the right.
The weekly and monthly votives are lit in the upper Shrine in front of St. Rita of Cascia's relic. Click to the right to purchase.
The weekly Sanctuary candles are lit in both the upper and lower Sanctuary areas, featuring a large sign that displays your intention. Your intention is also published in the bulletin. Click to the right to purchase.
Granite ENtryway Engraving
As the faithful enter the lower Shrine, they pass the holy water font and the habit of Saint Rita of Cascia on display. On the walls of this entryway, the names of benefactors, supporters, and prayer intentions are listed. Granite Entryway Memorializations are available for $1,000* (limited character count). Engravings are completed periodically. Please indicate your interest in a Granite Entryway Engraving when you contact us for more information.
Pink Marble Engraving
Beautiful pink marble surrounds the bronze statue of Saint Rita located in the center of our Shrine. Names of benefactors and prayer intentions can be engraved in the pink marble along the prayer rail or priedieu. Pink Marble Engravings are available starting at $5,000* per line (limited character count). Engravings are completed periodically. Please indicate your interest in a Pink Marble Engraving when you contact us for more information.
Brass Plate Engraving
Distinguished brass plates are hung around the periphery of the lower Shrine, listing the names of supporters, benefactors, and special intentions. Brass plate memorializations are available for $300* per line (limited character count). Please indicate your interest in a Brass Plate Engraving when you contact us for more information.
*Please note that all memorial prices are subject to change. Thank you for understanding.