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National Shrine of St. Rita of Cascia, Philadelphia

National Shrine of St. Rita of Cascia - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
National Shrine of St. Rita of Cascia
1166 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19146Map
+1 215 546 8333
Neighborhood: South Philadelphia
Overview

Rita of Cascia was born in Italy in 1386. At the age of twelve, she was married to an abusive man and was forced to endure his rage until his death eighteen years later. Rita delighted in her two sons until they also died; she then entered a convent and devoted herself to Christ. Rita is worshipped as the "Saint of the Impossible" and the "Saint of Desperate Causes." In 1907, George Lovatt built this Renaissance-style church in Philadelphia. It has become a national center of devotion to St. Rita.

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National Shrine of St. Rita of Cascia General Information
  • Open Hours: Monday to Tuesday from 08:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Wednesday from 08:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Sunday from 09:00 AM to 11:00 AM
  • Type: Religious
  • Nearest Train: Broad Street Line
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