Just next door to the Casa is the church of St. Rita, whose feast day was celebrated yesterday. All through the day and night pilgrims streamed through this small corner church to pray for the intercession of St. Rita and venerate her relics.
In the sanctuary stood a priest with a relic of St. Rita which pilgrims could venerate with a touch or kiss. At a side altar pilgrims brought holy cards or flowers which were either placed at a relic of St. Rita or touched the relic to then be taken back to homes. It was wonderful to see the devotion of these many people.