Monday, May 11, 2009


Just a little south of Norcia is the beautiful town of Cascia. Cascia's most famous resident was St. Rita (1381-1457). Although St. Rita wanted to enter a convent, she was married at the age of twelve and bore two sons. After the death of her husband and sons, St. Rita did enter the Augustinian Monastery in Cascia and lived there unitil her death.

The incorrupt body of St. Rita rests in the Monastery of the Augustinian Nuns.