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2016 Celebrations Saint Rita Of Cascia

2016 Celebrations Saint Rita of Cascia

Cascia von 20/05/2019 Bis 22/05/2019
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22th May is the feast of Saint Rita from Cascia, an event waited by millions of devoted people all over the world. For the occasion, Cascia is organising the "Ritiane" Celebrations, intense and important days.

Every year, numerous pilgrims are coming to Cascia to participate at the events and to celebrate Saint Rita in her native city. With their faith, this feast appears as "a living rose".

The pilgrimage to visit the urn of Saint Rita is a deep testimony of faith and love for her, that contributes to create the touching and mystic atmosphere you can find in Cascia.

>> Take part at the celebrations in honor of Saint Rita of Cascia, we suggest you the best hotels, b&b and farmhouses to stay in Cascia and in the area of Valnerina


Here the details of 2019 Saint Rita Celebrations

The three days of "Ritiane" Celebrations in Cascia, organized by Famiglia Agostiniana and Municipality of Cascia, is starting on 20th May in the evening. They will culminate during the day of 22th May, with the Historical Parade, the Procession that is transporting the statue of Saint Rita, the solemn Celebration at the Saint Rita's Cathedral and the Benediction of Roses, intense moment of devotion in honor of Rita.


On Monday 20th May 2019

Sala della Pace

9:00 p.m. - Presentation of the International Prize Saint Rita 2019. Ceremony of introducing the "Women of Rita 2019", that are receiving the parchment during the celebrations of 21th May. Soon we will know the names of Women of Rita 2018, whose lives are considered close to the example of Saint Rita


On Tuesday 21th May 2019

Basilica di Santa Rita

4:30 p.m. - Solemn Celebration of Famiglia Agostiniana, with Padre Alejandro Moral Antón
5:30 p.m. - Delivering of the International Prize Saint Rita 2019. Padre Moral is delivering the parchment to the Women of Rita 2018
6:30 p.m. - Solemn Celebration of "Passage" of Saint Rita. This touching celebration remembers the passage of Saint Rita to the Paradise.

Sagrato della Basilica di Santa Rita

8:45 p.m. - Live Music with Banda “Giovanni e Donato da Cascia”, Sbandieratori and Tamburini medievali di Cascia
9:30 p.m. - Arrival of "Torch of Pace" symbol of 61° Twinning of faith and peace, that this year joins Cascia and Matera, the European Capital city of Culture 2019 in the name of Saint Rita. Symbol of the love for the Saint, the torch represents the relation between both the realities


On Wednesday 22th May 2019, FEAST OF SAINT RITA OF CASCIA

Sala della Pace

5:00 a.m. Masses, with the festive sound of the bells of Cascia to honor this day of Saint Rita. Masses are taking place at 6:00, 7:00, 8:00, 9:00 a.m.

Sagrato della Basilica di Santa Rita

10:00 a.m. - Arrival of the Historical Parade and Procession that transports the statue of Saint Rita. Both of them, left the native village of Rita (Roccaporena) at 8:30, are joining the one of Cascia at the entrance of the city (9:30 a.m.) to reach together the Sagrato della Basilica

11:00 a.m. - Solemn Celebration and "Supplica" to Saint Rita.

12:30 a.m. Benediction of Roses

Basilica di Santa Rita

6:00p.m. - Celebration to the "Benefattori del Santuario", with P. Bernardino Pinciaroli and with the Choir of St. Augustine Nuns

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To know more about the "Ritiane" Celebrations,  about the events dedicated to Saint Rita and so on, read our article!

Click Here --> Feast of St. Rita of Cascia, Ritiane Celebrations