Shrine of Our Lady of La Leche in St. Augustine, Florida, was Shrine to the Blessed Mother in the United States

 

 Founded in 1565 in St. Augustine, Florida, the Shrine of Our Lady of La Leche, the nursing Madonna, was built at the first Mission in America and was the first ever to be dedicated to the Blessed Mother in the United States. Located at the shrine is the Mission of Los Nombres de Dios, a 208 foot cross, a museum, the Prince of Peace church, outdoor stations of the cross, and a cemetery.

Cross at Mission de Nombre de Dios St. Augustine, Florida

208 Foot Cross at the Mission

 

The first mass in North America was celebrated at the Mission.

Mission de Los Nombre de Dios St. Augustine, Florida

Sign at Mission de Los Nombres in St. Augustine, Florida

The devotion to Mary as Our Lady of La Leche, patroness of Mothers and Mothers-to-be was brought from Spain in 1603.   The intercession of Our Lady of La Leche is often sought by those looking to conceive and have a successful delivery.

Our Lady of La Leche

Our Lady of La Leche

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One Response to Shrine of Our Lady of La Leche in St. Augustine, Florida, was Shrine to the Blessed Mother in the United States

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