Today is also kept as the Optional Memoria of Our Lady of Loreto. The Holy House of Loreto consists of three walls which, according to ancient tradition, were transported by angels from Nazareth to Loreto. The walls of the shrine fit exactly the Annunciation site in Nazareth. The stonework is not local, but is Palestinian in style.

Pilgrims have worshipped here since the time of the Middle Ages, feeling that Our Lady is close to them here. She is close to us all, wherever we may be – so let us not delay in asking for her help in the challenges which face us. May Our Lady of Loreto pray for us, and may her Son bless you this day.