Friends of the Rosary:
We assign beautiful titles to the Virgin Mary: Queen of the Universe, Mother of God, Our Lady of the Rosary, the Immaculate Mary, and many others.
Today, September 24, we celebrate the feast of Our Lady of Mercy. By doing so we honor the origin of the Mercedarians, also known as the order of Our Lady of Mercy or Our Lady of Ransom.
During the Middle Ages, this organization freed from Muslims many Christians in captivity who were forced to deny the true faith.
The Mercedarians followed the view of its founder, St. Peter Nolasco, who had received the visit of the Blessed Virgin in 1218. He was requested to found an order devoted to the rescue of captives. In five centuries, over half a million slaves were saved from Muslims.
Today, the Mercedarians still do incredible work by helping Christians in difficult situations to maintain their faith.
Jesus, I Trust In You!
Our Lady of Mercy, Pray for Us!
+ Mikel A. | TheRosaryNetwork.org, New York