RC445 Our Lady of Mercy 3/pk

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3 per pkg  1" oval Our Lady of Mercy + St Peter Nolasco, founder of  the Order of O L Mercy to rescue Moorish captives - Click on More Details for history. Made in Italy


This center shows Our Lady standing on a crescent moon (as told in the Apocalypse) holding the scapular, wearing the scapular of the Order (with the Arms of Aragon) and the rosary. She holds the sun and moon on a string as a symbol of her dominion. The Order of Our Lady of Mercy was established to give aid to the wounded, the indigent but primarily to ransom captives held by the Moors (Muslims) in Europe during the Crusades in the 1200's. Christopher Columbus carried memebrs of this Order to the New World and South America where they evangelized extensively, making numerous converts everywhere they went. In these times of threat from Taliban and Muslim terrorists, we should turn with confidence to Our Lady of Mercy for protection and guidance and for their conversion! More information on the history of the Order can be obtained from the Catholic Encyclopedia: http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/10197b.htm