“Cures more wonderful than your own will take place on this spot.”
Welcome to the Rhoda Wise House and Grotto.
We are owned by Rhoda Wise Shrine, Inc., a 501c3 nonprofit corporation organized to preserve the legacy of Rhoda Wise, mystic and stigmatic.
May these pages strengthen your faith in the profound love to be found in the Sacred Heart of Jesus Christ for each one of us.
Our Mission Statement:
To participate in the New Evangelization of the Catholic Church by promoting and preserving the legacy of the mystic and stigmatic, Rhoda Wise, with particular attention to her devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, St. Therese, the Little Flower, and the Holy Rosary.
Over 1000 of you attended the Mass for the Opening of the Cause of Beatification and Canonization of Rhoda Wise. The prayers will continue at St. Peter’s Church in Canton on the first Thursday of every month (unless it conflicts with a Holy Day) at 6:30pm with Mass, Rosary and Adoration. All are welcome to come and prayerfully support this Cause.
Also beginning in November, every First Friday at Rhoda’s home will be a Day of Prayer. The Rosary will be recited at the top of every hour from 10am-5pm with silent prayer between. No tours will be given on that day. Come and pray with us!
Holiday visiting hours Thanksgiving through New Years:
November: Closed Thanksgiving Day-Nov. 24, Open the Day after Thanksgiving-Nov. 25
December: Closed Dec.18 -Dec. 25. Open Dec.26-30.
January: Open January 2, 2017
“We need and are most grateful for your financial support.”
“You want to know about the grotto. It must be built. I tell you again. It will be the beginning of
wonderful things that will happen."
During my long stay in the hospital, I, a Protestant, became interested in the Rosary and had one of the Sisters teach me how to say it. Soon after, I learned about St. Theresa, the Little Flower of Jesus, and became greatly devoted to her, making one novena after another to her. I then felt myself drawn to the Catholic Church and after being instructed by Monsignor Habig, the pastor of St. Peter’s Church, I was received into the church by him on January 1st, 1939.
Stories of Healing
I would like to share just a few thoughts and memories on time that I spent at the home of Rhoda Wise. It was in 2001 which was a sad time for members of my family. My daughter-in-law had suffered two miscarriages after wanting a child deeply. My daughter who had high hopes of meeting […]> Read Full Story
I stopped in front of the Statue of The Sacred Heart and saw him bless me with the sign of the cross!
I was invited to visit Rhoda Wise’s house. I carried with me the burden of my husband who had been disabled for eight years and who was getting worse and very depressed, as well as our poor economic situation. When I arrived at the home and after watching the video I realized something had happened. […]> Read Full Story
CANTON, Ohio Fox 8 News A local house and woman who lived there are being investigated by the Catholic Church. The process has begun to one day canonize Rhoda Wise as only the 4th American-born saint. Her house in Canton could become a church-sanctioned shrine. Fox 8 News Video> Read Full Story
“You will win many souls through your devotion to the Sacred Heart and the Little Flower.”- Our Lord Jesus to Rhoda on December 29, 1939