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 There you will find information on the facilities of the Mission and Shrine, educational tours for pilgrimages and school groups, The Shrine Gift Shop and the Mission Museum.


34 Ocean Avenue
St. Augustine, FL 32084
(904) 207-7117 or
Toll Free at 1-800-342-6529

Rector of the Shrine
Rev. Ivan Carrillo-Paris, ICC

Schedule of Services

Monday to Saturday: 11:00 a.m. to 11:55 a.m. or by appointment with Father Ivan (

Monday through Saturday at noon
*Mass is celebrated at the Historic Chapel every Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. There are no scheduled services on Saturday or Sunday

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
Monday–Friday: 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.