It is said that in 1921, after the crusaders were driven out of the Holy Land, the house of the Holy Family in Nazareth was taken to what is now Loreto by angels.  A basilica was built around the little stone house.  Pope Benedict XV named Our Lady of Loreto the patron saint of airline pilots.  Later, the patronage was extended to the entire crew and the passengers.

FEAST DAY- December 10

PATRON OF- Pilots, crew, passengers