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St. Augustine in Saint Johns County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Our Lady of La Leche

 
 
Our Lady of La Leche Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, October 31, 2017
1. Our Lady of La Leche Marker
Inscription. The present chapel is the fourth building on this foundation. Erected first by 1615 this Shrine of Our Lady fell victim three times—to war, pirates and storms. The last reconstruction began in 1918.

The devotion to Our Lady of La Leche honors the divine motherhood of Mary. The Spanish designation is Nuestra Señora de La Leche y Buen Parto (Our Lady of the Milk and Happy Delivery).

This devotion to Mary as patroness of mothers and mothers-to-be was brought to Nombre de Dios from Spain in 1603.
 
Location. 29° 54.288′ N, 81° 18.913′ W. Marker is in St. Augustine, Florida, in Saint Johns County. Marker can be reached from Ocean Avenue 0.1 miles east of San Marco Avenue (Business U.S. 1), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 27 Ocean Avenue, Saint Augustine FL 32084, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Historic Shrine of Our Lady of La Leche (here, next to this marker); Mission Nombre de Dios (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Great Cross (about 600 feet away); Saint Augustine (about 700 feet away); a different marker also named Mission Nombre de Dios
Our Lady of La Leche Marker and Shrine image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, October 31, 2017
2. Our Lady of La Leche Marker and Shrine
(about 700 feet away); First Spanish Muster Site in Florida (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); 33 Bernard Street (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Augustine.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on May 4, 2018. This page originally submitted on December 8, 2017, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 84 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 8, 2017, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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