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Our Lady of Loreto with The Child Jesus.
This picture is the actual statue of Our Lady of Loreto.


Our Lady of Loreto

December 10th

Our Lady of Loreto refers to the Holy House of Loreto. Sometime Loreto is spelled Loretto.  This Feast is about a church in Loreto, Italy.  The Basilica della Santa Casa, in English it is called Basilica of the Holy House is a Catholic place of pilgrimage in Loreto, Italy,
containing the house in which the Blessed Virgin Mary was born and raised as a child.

True Miracle:
History of Holy House of Loreto
The Holy House of Loreto, the house in which the Blessed Virgin Mary was born and raised as a child.  The Holy House of Loreto, the house where the Annunciation occurred.  Archangel Gabriel’s appearance to the Virgin Mary (Luke 1:26-38), his announcement that the Blessed Virgin had been chosen to be the Mother of Our Lord, and Mary’s fiat-her willing acceptance of God’s Holy Plan.  The Holy House of Loreto, the Holy House of Nazareth where the Blessed Virgin Mother and St. Joseph raised the Son of the Most High, Jesus.
Royal Household - Jesus, Blessed Virgin, and St. Joseph.

Three True Miracles by Angels:
The Holy House came under threat during the turmoil of the Crusades, so in 1291, angels miraculously translated the house from its original location to a site in modern-day Croatia.  Parish priest, brought to the scene by shepherds who discovered it, had a vision in which the Blessed Virgin Mary revealed it was her former house.

(2.) On December 10, 1294, the house was again moved by angels because of the Muslim invasion of Albania.  It landed first in Recanti, Italy.

(3.) Shortly thereafter moved for a third time to its present location in Loreto. Italy.

Four True Facts by Saints:
In 1219, St. Francis of Assisi, whose spiritual sons were later to be given charge of the Holy House, visited this holiest spot on earth in Nazareth.

(2.) St. Louis, King of France, heard Mass in Nazareth in 1253 in the same Holy House.

(3.) The last crusade that St. Louis IX knelt on the ground that had once been frequented by Our Lord, and received Him into his heart in Holy Communion.
The saintly king deemed this to be a far greater privilege than his earthly royalty.

(4.) St. Therese, the Little Flower of Jesus, once visited the Holy House.

True Miracle World War II:
During World War II, the shock of airwaves destroyed many solidly built houses, ancient and modern, as well as fortified castles.  The vicinity of Loreto and the city itself were bombed by the Allies (Americans) several times during the conflict, but the Holy House,
the House of Nazareth still stand erect.

Addition Information and The Official Website:
Because of the Angels moving the Holy House this flight, and the longevity of the Holy House that has led to Our Lady of Loreto the Patronage:

    • Aviation
    • Builders
    • Construction workers

It is the first shrine of international renown dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary, and has been known as a Marian center for centuries.  Popes have always held the Shrine of Loreto in special esteem, and it is under their direct authority and protection.
The sacred site attracts as many as 4 million Catholic pilgrims and visitors each year.

The Basilica shelters the Holy House of Loreto.

The Holy House of Loreto is small stone building measuring 13 x 31 feet, with traces of medieval murals on the inner walls.  On the east wall (not part of the original building) is an altar with the Latin inscription Hic Verbum Caro Factum Est, “Here the Word was made flesh”.
A statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary with the Child Jesus stands above the altar. 

Sanctuary of The Holy House of Loreto Official Website

Holy House of Loreto And Litany of Loreto

This picture is the actual Holy House of Loreto.

V.  Lord, have mercy.
R.  Christ have mercy.
V.  Lord have mercy. Christ hear us.
R.  Christ graciously hear us.
God the Father of heaven, have mercy on us.
God the Son, Redeemer of the world, have mercy on us.
God the Holy Spirit, have mercy on us.
Holy Trinity, one God, have mercy on us.

Holy Mary, pray for us.
Holy Mother of God, pray for us.
Holy Virgin of Virgins, [etc.]
Mother of Christ,
Mother of divine grace,
Mother most pure,
Mother most chaste,
Mother inviolate,
Mother undefiled,
Mother most amiable,
Mother most admirable,
Mother of good Counsel,
Mother of our Creator,
Mother of our Savior,
Virgin most prudent,
Virgin most venerable,
Virgin most renowned,
Virgin most powerful,
Virgin most merciful,
Virgin most faithful,
Mirror of justice,
Seat of wisdom,
Cause of our joy,
Spiritual vessel,
Vessel of honor,
Singular vessel of devotion,
Mystical rose,
Tower of David,
Tower of ivory,
House of gold,
Ark of the covenant,
Gate of heaven,
Morning star,
Health of the sick,
Refuge of sinners,
Comforter of the afflicted,
Help of Christians,
Queen of Angels,
Queen of Patriarchs,
Queen of Prophets,
Queen of Apostles,
Queen of Martyrs,
Queen of Confessors,
Queen of Virgins,
Queen of all Saints,
Queen conceived without original sin,
Queen assumed into heaven,
Queen of the most holy Rosary,
Queen of families,
Queen of peace,

V.  Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world,
R.  Spare us, O Lord.
V.  Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world,
R.  Graciously hear us, O Lord.
V.  Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world,
Have mercy on us.

V.  Pray for us, O holy Mother of God.
R.  That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let us pray.  Grant, we beseech Thee, O Lord God, that we thy servants may enjoy perpetual health of mind and body, and by the glorious intercession of Blessed Mary, ever Virgin, may we be freed from present sorrow, and rejoice in eternal happiness.  Through Christ our Lord.  R.


Litany of Loreto