Con la Festa delle Rose e delle Rite domenica 23 Giugno Roccaporena di Cascia celebra Santa Rita, cui diede i natali nel 1831, e il suo fiore simbolo, la rosa rossa. Per l’occasione a tutte le donne di nome Rita vengono donati una rosa e una pergamena ma l’esperienza autentica, improntata ad una intensa meditazione, comincia la sera prima. Si parte dal Santuario di Cascia e illuminando il cammino con la sola luce delle torce si arriva alla frazione dove nacque la Santa, dove si percorre l’interno del piccolo e suggestivo centro di Roccaporena, in un vero e proprio percorso di preghiera sulle tracce della Via Crucis, meditando sui grandi eventi dell’anima, il percorso spirituale dell’uomo a partire dal battesimo e sul mistero eucaristico con la distribuzione a tutti i presenti di pani benedetti.

La domenica mattina la festa è dedicata alle migliaia di pellegrini che si recano durante l’anno, con particolare attenzione alle Rite, per poi chiudersi come ogni anno a notte fonda, con uno spettacolo di fuochi d’artificio che partendo dai due versanti della stretta valle si incrociano proprio sopra lo scoglio di S.Rita, ulteriore omaggio alla “santa degli impossibili” e a tutti coloro che vengono a renderle testimonianza di fede. 

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.

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.

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.

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.