September 20, 2018.
With great joy, the Mercedarian family announces the Pontifical Coronation of the image of Our Lady of Mercy in Panama City. The event was held this past Sunday and was presided over by the Most Reverend José Domingo Ulloa Mendieta, O.S.A., Metropolitan Archbishop of Panama, and assisted by our Master General, Rev. Fr. Juan Carlos Saavedra Lucho, O. de M. The coronation ceremony took place in conjecture with our 800 Jubilee Celebration and the request was accepted by His Holiness Pope Francis through Robert Cardinal Sarah, Prefect of the Congregation of Divine Worship.
Also in attendance were the Provincial Superiors of the Mercedarian Provinces of Aragon, Peru, and Quito, as well as the Friars, guest priests, and other religious of the surrounding areas.