Canonical Coronation

On October 10, 2021, a Canonical Coronation of Our Lady of La Leche, Nuestra Senora de la Leche y Buen Parto,  has been granted by the Holy See.


This is a great honor and one that has been gifted to our diocese in response to a growing devotion to Our Lady of La Leche, whose image graces the first Marian Shrine established in the United States at Mission Nombre de Dios. This will be the fourth time a Marian image has received a Canonical Coronation in the United States.

A canonical coronation is a pious institutional act of the Pope, duly expressed in a Papal Bull, in which he bestows an ornamental crown, diadem or halo to a Christological, Marian, or Josephian image or statue that is widely venerated in a particular diocese or locality. 

As we work toward finalizing the details of this liturgical celebration, we kindly ask for your prayers. 


Our Lady of La Leche, pray for us!

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