Mercedarians: are they a Marian order?


Recently I started considering a vocation (in a long term)… :cool:

I’m primarily considering institutes with special Marian devotions.

I’ve recently encountered Royal, Celestial and Military Order of Our Lady of Mercy and the Redemption of the Captives (O. de M.) - Mercedarians. A very interesting order!
But do they have a special Marian devotion? Or is it in the title only?



I’ve been discerning my vocation, and I love the Mercedarians! They seem to have a strong Marian devotion (like most religious orders). I know that one of the unique Marian devotions they do are called “Saturday Salves”.


Thanks, i’ve already checked their us website, it is not very helpful on this particular issue.


Forgive me for stating the obvious, but would would make you believe that an order or congregation named after Our Lady WOULDN’T be particularly devoted to Her?


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