For years, the Shrine of Our Lady of La Leche at Mission Nombre de Dios in St. Augustine has been a renowned landmark where pilgrims from all over the world visit to pray to the Nursing Mother. In fact, John F. Kennedy once called it as the “most sacred acre in America.”
At a Mass celebrating the Feast of Our Lady of La Leche on Friday, Oct. 11, Bishop Felipe Estévez announced that the Shrine of Our Lady of La Leche has been approved by the USCCB for national shrine status.
Bishop John J. Snyder, who led the Diocese of St. Augustine for more than 20 years, died on Sept. 27, the feast of St. Vincent de Paul. He was 93.