Some of the Backstory of Our Lady of Loreto

Our Lady of Loreto is one of those mysterious Black Madonnas of Italian and Catholic worship tradition...and, scholars say, also connected to Our Lady of Guadalupe

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Left: The tiny Holy House in Loreto endures a double couverture. It is not only enclosed within the larger church, but, inside the church, within this marble sculpture-encrusted frame designed and decorated by the renowned Renaissance sculptor Donato Bramante.


If it were about nothing else, this devotion would be about protecting a reverenced structure !  We wonder why the Diocese of Brooklyn is unmoved by this narrative!