Cascia

 

Cascia is a small town in the south-eastern tip of Umbria, surrounded by beautiful mountains, where Saint Rita lived in the 15th century, first as a married woman and then as an Augustinian nun. The highlights of Cascia include the Basilica of Saint Rita and the Monastery of the Augustinian nuns, besides all the places linked to her life. A short distance from Cascia is Roccaporena, the birthplace of the Saint, where one can still see her house, her wedding church, the tiny garden, and the “rock” where she used to recollect in prayer.

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