Ave Maria Radio and the EWTN network interviews Fr. Joseph Eddy, O. de M., vocation director of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Mercy. Terry Barber and Jesse Romero are hosts on "Reasons for Faith Alive." See all of our videos on YouTube.
The Order of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Mercy was founded in 1218 and is an international community of priests and brothers, who live a life of prayer and communal fraternity based on the Rule of Saint Augustine and the Constitutions of the Order.
From this life flows the apostolic work of the Order that seeks to carry on the work of our founder, Saint Peter Nolasco, who in imitation of Jesus the Redeemer, offered even his life for those Christians in need of redemptive love.
Mercedarian religious strive to live the following spiritual values:
Example and model of Christ the Redeemer
A life centered on our Blessed Mother and the Eucharist
Daily Mass, Liturgy of the Hours, Meditation, and Rosary
Weekly Eucharistic Exposition and Benediction
Faithful to the Magisterium of the Church
Mercedarians work in the following ministries:
Parishes and Parochial Education
Hospital and Prison Chaplaincies
Think You Might Have a Vocation to the Order of Mercy? Take Our New Survey
(Jun 04, 2013)Think maybe God might be calling you to become a priest or brother of the Order of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Mercy? Take our new survey below. - Read more
The Mercedarians attend REACH Philly and learn about the New Evangelization
(May 17, 2013)The Friars recently attended REACH Philly, a prayer breakfast conference sponsored by FOCUS. Here are some of the highlights of the morning:
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More from the Priestly Ordinations in India
(May 12, 2013)One of our newly ordained Fr. Illuru Somuas, O. de M., from Andhra Pradesh, India composed this article for the US Vicariate:
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The Order’s mission in India continues to grow as 6 more are ordained.
(May 05, 2013)Fr Ken Breen, the Vicar of the United States, traveled to India after Easter to attend the Ordination of six Indian friars. Here he shares with us the joyful experience - Read more