Pregnancy & Birth

Our Lady of La Leche

Our Lady of La Leche is an amazing little Catholic shrine in St. Augustine, Florida. I first heard about this place from a dear friend of mine. She brought me back a necklace and prayer card from her visit. For a long time I wore the necklace and prayed hard for my sweet Penelope to come to me.

On Mother’s Day in 2008, I visited the shrine with Peter. We both went in and lit candles and prayed, well I prayed and Peter respectfully sat next to me. I prayed for a healthy baby to come to me.

This is the first shrine dedicated to the Blessed Mother in the United States. Like me, pilgrims who make their way to this shrine, ask for blessing in motherhood and for healthy children.

The statue at the front, is of Mother Mary nursing baby Jesus, and it is just stunning.

Here is the prayer to Our Lady of La Leche if anyone is interested:
Lovely Lady of La Leche, most loving mother of the Child 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, I may become the mother of other children of our heavenly Father. This I ask, O Lady of La Leche, in the Name of your Divine Son, My Lord and Redeemer. Amen.


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  • Kristy
    July 1, 2011 at 9:00 PM

    I'm not sure why I'm crying. Maybe just super emotional today. So sweet. :")

  • Stephanie
    July 3, 2011 at 3:47 AM

    Ah, the joys of pregnancy. Love to you. 🙂

  • [email protected]
    January 22, 2012 at 2:51 PM

    Beautiful! Made me cry, too.

  • Margaret
    July 2, 2012 at 8:37 PM

    Hi my name is margaret i,m 29 i,m married 6 years 7 in november i just wanted to ask if any one was vising the shine of our lady if la leche to pray for me to have my own baby i have no children and we are both desparate to have ababy i had 6 miscarrages so it,s been tuff i ask that u pray not only that i concieve be mosy inportinly that i will carry a baby full term and have ahealthy baby i proberly won,t ever get to the shine so i ask that u will just say a special prayer i always pray for childless couples so thank you so much

    • Stephanie
      July 3, 2012 at 2:45 AM

      I will certainly say a prayer for you. The prayer I mentioned in the post is powerful, I would start praying that specific prayer on your own. I also recommend a book called Spirit Babies. Lots of love to you.

  • Emeline Tayag
    August 27, 2012 at 1:31 AM

    It’s very beautiful, before I read the comments, i just burst into tears. I just heard about Our Lady of La Leche just today, and I guess I’ve been searching for an answer why all these things been happening to me. All me and my husband wanted is to get pregnant. We’ve been trying to get preggy for 7 years. I had an ectopic preggy and got my tube cut. We tried IUI, IVF and pills, but still no luck. Please pray for us. We really would like to have a child of our own. Thank You

    • Stephanie
      August 27, 2012 at 2:04 PM

      You will be in my prayers Emeline. Please pray the prayer I listed, I think it is a very powerful prayer.

  • Mary Grace Rapin
    August 31, 2012 at 11:16 AM

    I am Mary Grace..,35 years old…married for about 8 yrs.but unlucky to have a child yet.. When i viewed Rated K about a week ago.. It makes me stronger not to lost hope…May i request for a prayer to Our Lady of La Leche in giving us a child for the coming days. Godbless!tnx and more power!

  • kaille
    May 19, 2013 at 1:29 PM

    Hi, Stephanie, I hope you can pray for me and my fiance to have a baby. We have been trying to have one, but still no luck. Hope Our Lady of La Leche, answers our prayers. 🙂 God Bless you..

    • Stephanie
      May 21, 2013 at 12:52 AM

      Prayers sent up. Blessings to you!