The "Miraculous Vine"
Mother Superior commanded Sister Rita to pick up a stick, to plant it and water it every day. Sister Rita never challenged this daily task of obedience although many of the nuns in the convent laughed and made fun of her. After a year of care, the stick blossomed into a beautiful grape vine. The grapes were used to make the sacramental wine used in daily liturgy. The vine is still growing in her convent today, it is over 600 years old and to this day the grapes are harvested, sent to Vatican and are given as a gift to world dignitaries.
The leaves are dried and powdered and sent all over the world as relics to people who are suffering.
Saint Anthony Chapel has several relics of St. Rita of Cascia