I have had many recent requests for images of Our Lady of La Leche so others can purchase them . Living in St Augustine is such a blessing being the Nation's Oldest City. So I have decided to put up specific Our Lady of La Leche images suitable for either purchasing the digital image to be able to print your own banner for a pilgrimage or you may order prints directly from my website and they will be printed by a professional lab and shipped to you. The purchased images will not have the transparent watermark. But will have a my website in the corner.
A brief history of OLLL from the website:
In the early 1600s, the Spanish settlers of St. Augustine established the first Shrine to the Blessed Virgin Mary in the United States. The original chapel and several reconstructions were damaged by storms and attacks. The chapel was rebuild in 1875 by Augustin Verot, first bishop of the Diocese of St. Augustine. It too fell to the ravages of a major hurricane.
The present chapel was reconstructed in 1915 and enshrines a replica of the original statue of Nuestra Señora de la Leche y Buen Parto – Our Lady of the Milk and Happy Delivery. Throughout its existence, the Shrine has remained a comforting place of prayer for mothers-to-be, for families, for special intentions and for those seeking to strengthen their faith.
As you walk through the historic grounds at the Mission, you will be retracing the steps of America’s first founding fathers more than 400 years ago. It was here that Spanish explorers founded our nation’s first permanent community and pioneer priests first planted the cross of Christianity. This is the site where western culture and Christian faith took root in our country.
We ask that, while enjoying the grounds, you kindly respect the fragile conditions of the gravestones as well as the quiet, prayerful atmosphere of the Shrine Chapel. A form is available in the Gift Shop for any comments or suggestions you may have. God bless you on your way.
Novena Prayer to Our Lady of La Leche
Lovely Lady of La Leche, most loving Mother of Jesus, and my mother, listen to my humble prayer.
Your motherly heart knows my every wish, my every need. To you only, His spotless Virgin Mother, has your Divine Son given to understand the sentiments which fill my soul. Yours was the sacred privilege of being the Mother of the Savior.
Intercede with Him now, my loving mother, that in accordance with His will (mention your request).
This I ask, O Lady of La Leche, in the name of your Divine Son, my Lord and Savior.
V. O Mary, conceived without sin.
R. Pray for us who have recourse to you.
Our Lady of La Leche pray for us.
Here is the link to the gallery and a slide show
- See more at http://missionandshrine.org/