Saturday, May 7, 2011

Ordo B. Mariae Virginis de Mercede

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Friar of the Order of Our Lady of Mercy known as Mercedarians.
They were founded in 1218 by St. Peter Nolasco in Barcelona. Initially the order was comprised by ordained and lay monks and knights, by the 14th century the knights were supressed.
They followed the rule St Raymond of Pennafort ultimately settling with the rule of St. Augustine. Photo from the Mercedarian Formation blog

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