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Our Lady of Mercy Scapular With Crucifix and Benedict Medal
The Mercedarian Scapular, also know as the Scapular of Our Lady of Mercy is a very old scapular from the Middle Ages.
The Blessed Virgin Mary appeared in separate visions on the same night (August 2, 121) to St. Peter Nolasco, to St. Raymond of Penafort (a Spanish Dominican), and to James 1st, King of Aragon, Spain. Our Lady's request was for the establishment of an order for the ransoming of Christian slaves.
King James insisted that the shield of Aragon be placed on the scapular. The opposite side bears the "A" and "M" for the Ave Maria.
Today, the Scapular of Mercy is used for the ransoming and redeeming of souls from the devil.
The scapular also has a St. Benedict medal and a crucifix attached to the cord.
21 inches long.
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