This beautiful statue stands in the Holy House of Loreto. According to tradition, this House was transported by angels on 10 May 1291 from the Holy Land to Dalmatia. This site was not the final resting place of the dwelling of the Holy Family, however, for local and other disturbances meant that the Holy House moved again, coming to rest in Loreto on 10 December 1294.

From the Decree establishing the new Memoria: ‘In the Holy House, before the image of the Mother of the Redeemer and of the Church, Saints and Blesseds have responded to their vocation, the sick have invoked consolation in suffering, the people of God have begun to praise and plead with Mary using the Litany of Loreto, which is known throughout the world. In a particular way all those who travel via aircraft have found in her their heavenly patron’.

May our Lady pray for us all, and may God bless you this day.