The National Shrine of Our Lady of La Leche is a Catholic Marian shrine located at the Nombre de Dios Mission in St. Augustine, Florida. Originally built in 1609 in honor of Our Lady of La Leche – a Marian apparition popular among the Spanish settlers in the area – it is the oldest shrine in the United States. Today, more than 450 years later, an image of Our Lady of La Leche – Our Lady of the Milk and Happy Delivery – graces a small mission chapel in the heart of what is lovingly referred to as the “sacred acre.” Pilgrims come from all parts of the world to pray for her powerful intercession. They pray for fertility, for the health of their children, for safe delivery of those expecting. Their prayers continue to be answered, and many return in thanksgiving to share with us their stories. We invite you to come join us – to stand on holy and sacred ground where our story of the conversion of hearts and the graces of Mary continues. The Shrine Museum will host a temporary exhibit in conjunction with the lecture beginning Wednesday, May 10th.
You may visit the Shrine of Our Lady la Leche each day of the History Festival from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.