Every year on the last Sunday of June Roccaporena di Cascia celebrates its Saint Rita and her symbol, the red rose, with the Rose Festival. A rose is given to all the women named Rita but to live the authentic and really meditative experience, you have to come in Roccaporena the night before. The journey of prayer starts in saturday's evening from Cascia's Sanctuary and gets to Roccaporena illuminating the path with the light of the torches. In the heart of this small but charming village it's organized a kind of Via Crucis, with meditations on soul great events and man's spiritual journey from the baptism and the Eucharistic mystery with the distribution of blessed bread.
Sunday morning the festival is dedicated to the thousands of pilgrims who come throughout the year, with particular attention to the Ritas, and closes late at night with a firework show, another tribute to Saint Rita.