“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.
“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
Remarkable Cure of Rita Francis Rizzo (Mother Angelica) I, Rita Francis, so hereby swear that all the facts given below are true: In April, 1939 , I became very ill with what seemed to doctors at that time the lack of all calcium in my body. This condition made me extremely nervous. So much so, […]> Read Full Story
I had been away from the Church and sacraments for sometime. My cousin from Sharon, PA called me one Saturday morning wanting to come over to make a visit to Rhoda Wise’s home…I told my cousin that I would find out how to get there, but that I would not go with her. After much […]> 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