Blessed Mother Fasce

A woman with a strong personality, Maria Teresa Fasce sends everyone a precise message: trusting in Providence does not mean to standing still and waiting, but praying and doing. An affectionate mother for all the helpless, the Blessed understands the importance of propaganda as an activity to spread the worship of Saint Rita throughout the world.

Despite the difficulties, thanks to her tenacity, she is able to carry out charitable works dedicated to Rita that still exist today: the Basilica, the Beehive of Saint Rita (the project that welcomes young girls and boys in difficulty) and the Magazine From the Bees to the Roses.

Her body rests in the left apse of the Lower Basilica. Mother Fasce was beatified on 12 October 1997 by Saint John Paul II, thanks to the many examples of graces received through her intercession.