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1910 New Catholic Dictionary

Our Lady of Mercy, Feast of

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Celebrated September 24, commemorating the foundation of the Order of Our Lady of Mercy at Barcelona, 1223, established to relieve captives from the infidel. The patronal feast of Barcelona, extended to the universal Church, 1696. It is of special observance in England, where Our Lady is invoked under this title to restore England as "Our Lady's Dowry" to the faith, and is the patronal feast of the Dominican Republic in the West Indies.

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Entry for 'Our Lady of Mercy, Feast of'. 1910 New Catholic Dictionary. 1910.

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