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.


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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!

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

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.