The Faithful Traveler™ TV Series: Season 1 - Episode 1
National Shrine of St. Rita of Cascia
Diana takes you on a tour of Philadephia's National Shrine of St. Rita of
Cascia, exploring her life and the art at the shrine.
Rev. Michael Di Gregorio, O.S.A, Assistant General of the Order of St.
Augustus, clears away some common misconceptions about her history, and the
shrine director, Rev. Joseph A. Genito, O.S.A. discusses her stigmata and her
The misconceptions about St. Rita's husband
The miracle of St. Rita's stigmata
The fabulous statutes at the shrine
and much, much more!
Get onboard as The Faithful
Traveler™ explores sacred sites on the East Coast. Join Diana as she visits:
St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York, NY
Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark, NJ
St. John Neumann Shrine in Philadelpha, PA
National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, in Emmitsburg, Maryland
By Michael Di Gregorio, OSA: This is,
by far, the most authoritative and historically correct book about
the life of St. Rita of Cascia than any others in the marketplace. As
our show will uncover, for hundreds of years, Catholics believed
wrongly that St. Rita was an abused wife. Father Michael eloquently
explains why we now know this to be untrue, and how it is we all came
to such a misunderstanding about this saint’s life. If you read any
book about St. Rita, I highly recommend you pick this one up first. I
bought mine at the Shrine’s gift shop.
While there are many other books about St. Rita, I can’t
really recommend any of the others I’ve read, as all of them continue
in the incorrect telling of St. Rita as an abused wife. As we say on
the show, even though she wasn’t abused by her husband, St. Rita
still overcame some impossible things, so if this little bit of news
about her life has you shaken—don’t let it! She’s still an amazing