SANTIAGO, CHILE – In a message to his Mercedarian confreres throughout the world, Fr. Mariano Labarca Araya, Provincial Superior of the Mercedarian Province of Chile, thanked all of us for our prayers, greetings, and fraternal presence in spirit. Fr. Mariano informed us that all of the Mercedarian friars, sisters, and family members were well. Praise the Lord! Though he has lived through seven earthquakes, Fr. Mariano has found this one to be especially difficult and life changing. The church and
RICHFIELD, OH – On November 1, 2009, Fr. Marino Frascati, O. de M. passed away at Regina Health Center. Please pray for the soul of Fr. Marino and for all of those who are mourning. Read the obituary.
UNITED STATES — Today the Order of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Mercy (or Ransom) celebrates the Solemnity of Our Lady of Mercy. The title “Mercy” for our Lady had its origin from the Order of Mercy which was so called for its ministry—the redemption of slaves. During the Middle Ages this ministry was known as the work of mercy. The Order has always attributed to Mary a special participation in its foundation. For this reason the Order has always
On the second ballot, the incumbent Provincial Superior of the Roman Province, Fr. Arcangelo Bonu, O. de M. was re-elected by at least 2/3 of the votes, as required by proper law of the Order of Mercy.
SAN FELICE CIRCEO, ITALY –– The 30th Provincial Chapter of the Roman Province of the Order of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Mercy has entered its final phase after seven days of prayer, fraternity, discussing the state of the Mercedarian Order in the Roman Province, setting priorities for the next three years, and encouraging one another in the renewal of consecrated life as lived according to our redemptive charism. On the morning of Sunday, June 14, 2009, the assembly of
Each chapter, the capitulars gather to pray, build fraternity, review the implementation of the goals set by the previous chapter, set goals for the subsequent triennium, and elect the Provincial Government.