Friday, July 19, 2019

Our Lady of Mercy Feast Day – 24 September – Saint of the Day

Our Lady of Mercy Feast Day

Our Lady of Mercy is the Patron Saint of

• Bahía Blanca, Argentina, archdiocese of
• Barcelona, Spain
• Dominican Republic

Our Lady of Mercy Feast Day brief life History

Date of Birth 10 August 1218
Country of Birth Spain in Europe
Profession Our Lady of Ransom carried two bags of coins for use in ransoming Christians imprisoned by Moor
Place of Work Spain
Our Lady of Mercy Feast Day 24 September
Patron Saint of • Bahía Blanca, Argentina, archdiocese of
• Barcelona, Spain
• Dominican Republic

Our Lady of Mercy Short life History

Feast of Our Lady of Mercy is also known as

• Nuestra Señora de la Merced
• Our Lady of Ransom

This Feast commemorates the foundation of the Mercedarian Order and the apparition of Our Lady of Ransom. In this appearance she carried two bags of coins for use in ransoming Christians imprisoned by Moors.

On 10 August 1218, the Mercedarian Order was legally constituted at Barcelona, Spain by King James of Aragon, and was approved by Pope Gregory IX on 17 January 1235.

The Mercedarians celebrated their institution on the Sunday nearest to 1 August because it was on 1 August 1218 that the Blessed Virgin showed Saint Peter Nolasco the white habit of the Order.

This custom was approved by the Congregation of Rites on 4 April 1615. On 22 February 1696 it was extended to the entire Latin Church, and the date changed to 24 September.

Today’s Catholic Quote:

Feast of Our Lady of Mercy nowadays it is not included in the General Roman calendar, but is only celebrated at certain places and in the order of the Mercedarians.

Our Lady of Mercy
Our Lady of Mercy