Santeria : The 24th of sptember is the day of Orisha Obatala
The Virgin of the Mercedes or Our Lady of the Mercedes, also called the Queen of Peace, is one of the advocations of the Virgin Mary.
According to the legend, in 1218 San Pedro Nolazco had a vision of the Blessed Virgin who became known as La Virgen de la Merced, urging him to found a religious order with the aim of redeeming captive Christians.
The religious order was known as the Order of Mercy. The devotion to the Virgin of Mercy was spread throughout Spain, France and Italy from the thirteenth century and later on by America.
In the images it is represented with a white cloak, the Scapular of the Order of Mercy, broken chains and the shackle. The Virgin of Mercy is the patron of unjust prisoners or captives.
Is also known as the Queen of Peace, General of the Celestial Armies and The Woman Clothed in the Sun.
Currently the Church of Our Lady of Mercy continues to function as a Catholic church.
It is the seat of several pious and social associations.
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