OL OF MERCY WHITE SCAPULAR
100% Wool pieces measure approx. 1.5" x 2" with 17" nylon cord with St. Benedict medal and crucifix White wool scapular has badge with a gold "A" and blue "M" (shorthand for Ave Maria) on one wool piece, and a crowned shield on the other, symbol of the Mercedarian order founded by St. Peter Nolasco. The order was founded to redeem Christian captives and so this scapular focuses on acquiring salvation, freedom from evil and mercy from God! Add to the cart or wish list above. St. Peter Nolasco became concerned with the plight of Christians captured in Moorish (Muslim) raids, and he decided to establish a religious order to aid these unfortunates. The saint began ransoming Christian captives in the year 1203. After fifteen years of work, he and his friends saw that the number of captives was growing day by day. His plan, was to establish a well-structured and stable redemptive religious order under the patronage of Blessed Mary. This would become the Mercedarian order.