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St. Rita Cascia

Wife. Mother. Widow. Nun. After her husband’s murder, the 14th century Italian widow pleaded for peace, averting a village war. When her two sons later died, she entered a local convent, devoting her life to prayer and charitable works. The shrine, which once served as a focal point for Italian immigrants, is a magnificent memorial. Built in the style of a 14th century Renaissance church, the shrine incorporates frescos, marble and stained glass in its homage to St. Rita.

VISITOR GUIDE
St. Rita Cascia
Nearby Venues
  • Govinda's Gourmet Vegetarian
  • Phoebe's Bar-B-Q
  • Balkan Express
  • La.va Cafe
  • Mae Molly's
  • Sidecar Bar & Grille
  • Clef Club of Jazz and Performing Arts
  • Bob and Barbara's
  • Fiso
  • Philadelphia Clef Club of the Performing Arts
1166 S. Broad Street Philadelphia, PA 19146
(215) 546-8333