The memorial of Our Lady of Loreto
Today is the Feast of Our Lady of Loreto, which commemorates the miraculous translation of the Holy House, the home of the Holy Family, brought by angels from Nazareth to the Italian town of Loreto, via the Dalmatian coast.
The most treasured and venerated Shrine of Our Lady throughout the world is that of the Holy House of Nazareth in the Basilica at Loreto, Italy. And rightly so, for according to tradition, to testimonies of Popes and Saints this is where the "recreation" — our redemption — began. Over the past several centuries, people from all parts of the world have traveled to this shrine to pray and seek Our Lady's help. Thousands of miracles attributed to Our Lady have been recorded at Loreto.