Father Christopher Liguori discusses why the National Shrine of Our Lady of La Leche at the Mission Nombre De Dios in the Diocese of St. Augustine is so special.

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The National Shrine Of Our Lady of La Leche at Mission Nombre De Dios in St. Augustine. The current Shrine was built in 1875. The original was destroyed by British invaders in 1728.

St. Augustine  |  Famously known as the oldest established city in the United States, St. Augustine is perhaps known for even something more special — its pilgrimage status for Catholics.

The Florida Catholic visited the historic grounds of the National Shrine of Our Lady of La Leche at Nombre De Dios Mission to discuss the shrine’s canonical coronation, its pilgrimages and retreats, and how prayer to the Blessed Mother helps its faithful visitors begin a family.


An outside statue of Our Lady of La Leche and the baby Jesus. This monument titled "The Centerpiece" was donated by Nancy and Gary Chartrand. 


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