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Day of the Rose and of Rita

Day of the Rose and of Rita

Celebrated for the first time on 15 June 1952, the “Day of the Rose” has been taking place, since then, on the penultimate or last Sunday of June of each year. 


On the next 24th and 25th June, therefore, thousands of pilgrims will go to Roccaporena to visit the places dear to the Saint for then reaching at the end the Cliff of the prayer with the solemn Stations of the Cross.

The schedule of the event follows: 

Religious programme


24th June

11 am - Sanctuary of St.

Rita, Eucharistic Celebration for pilgrims devotees of St. Rita and for Benefactors of the Work

8 pm - Journey of Faith: Torches on the way from Cascia to Roccaporena

9.30 pm - Vigil Open-Air Liturgy and torchlight procession

25th June

7.30 am - Welcome to pilgrims, delivery of the Rose, flower symbol of St. Rita and of the parchment to women bearing the name of Rita.

8 am - Sanctuary of St. Rita, Eucharistic Celebration

11 am - Solemn Eucharistic Celebration, presided over by Monsignor Renato Boccardo Archbishop of Spoleto - Norcia - Handover of the relic of St. Rita from the Parish of St. Peter in Casale (Bologna) to the Parish of St. Anthony from Padova in Montegiordano (Cosenza).

5 pm - Stations of the Cross at the Cliff of the Prayer 

Civil Programme


25th June

6.30 pm - Joint performance of the group of the folklore association “City of Matelica”, carried out by the Municipal Tourist Board of Cascia - Roccaporena

9 pm - Musical performance with the Tropicana Clan “Blue Horizons”

11.30 pm - Big Firework Show of the Art. Firework Allevi 

For further information:

http://www.lavalnerina.it/