Roccaporena, birthplace
of St. Rita


The places

The Sanctuary

Designed by architect Oreste Della Piana, it was consecrated and opened to the faithful in 1948. Within the square before the façade there is a statue of St. Rita dressed as a peasant woman, made by the sculptor Venanzo Crocetti (1968). Inside the Shrine one can see the mantle of the Saint. The mosaic of the apse represents: the Crucified Lord, the Sorrowful Mother, St. Augustine, St. Nicholas of Tolentino, St. Rita, St. John the Baptist and St. Montano.