Los Angeles not the city of Angels…the City of Mary

Many people, Catholic or not, are unaware that the city of Los Angeles is dedicated to and named after the Virgin Mary.

On September 4, 1781, Spanish governor Felipe de Neve, with the assistance of two Franciscan priests, gave the village its official name, El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina de los Angeles del Río de Porciúncula

In English: “The Village of Our Lady, the Queen of the Angels of the Porziuncola River.”  Continue reading

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