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Our Lady of Mercy Scapular

This Scapular was given by the Blessed Virgin Mary to St. Peter Nolasco on Aug. 2, 1218, for the redemption of captive Christians. The Blessed Virgin Mary appeared in separate visions on the same night to St. Peter Nolasco, to St. Raymond of Penafort (a Spanish Dominican), and to James 1st, King of…

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St. Philomena the Wonder-Worker: Her Story in Her Own Words

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