The Shrine of Our Lady of la Leche is the first shrine dedicated to Our Blessed Mother in the United States. The devotion to Our Lady of la Leche was brought from Spain in 1598 by the Spanish settlers of St. Augustine. The present chapel dates from 1914 and is a replica of earlier coquina chapels. It houses a replica of the statue of Our Lady of la Leche and provides visitors with a quiet place to pray.
For a more extensive history of the Shrine of Our Lady of la Leche and Mission Nombre de Dios, visit www.missionandshrine.org. There you will find information on the facilities of the Mission and Shrine, educational tours for pilgrimages and school groups and The Shrine Gift Shop.