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.