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St. Augustine Residents Meet with Officials of the Shrine of Our Lady of La Leche

By Savanna Kearney

The Shrine of Our Lady of La Leche at Mission Nombre de Dios in St. Augustine is known for its quiet, and historic sacred grounds which attracts visitors from all over the world. But community members and neighbors to the shrine voiced concerns over plans to construct an open-air memorial (formerly referred to as an amphitheater) and parking garage.

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A Lenten Message from Bishop Estévez

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

This month, I had the privilege of presiding at three Rite of Election ceremonies for 174 catechumens (individuals never baptized), and 315 candidates (individuals baptized but seeking confirmation) at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine. In all this year, 489 people will become full members of the Catholic Church at the Easter Vigil in their parishes. And, nearly 2,000 young people will complete the sacraments of initiation when they are confirmed this spring.

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