Who Are the Mercedarian Friars?



The Order of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Mercy is an ancient religious order dedicated to ransoming Christian Captives founded in 1218. Who would guess that they still exist and are here in the United States? Yes they are, and they still work to free those in danger of renouncing the Catholic faith.


This short video describes our charism and contains a quote of Pope St. John Paull II, "A filial relationship to Mary is the royal road to fidelity to one's vocation."


Also check out our video of St. Raymond Nonnatus, one of the most popular of Mercedarian saints.


Men, is God calling you to become a Mercedarian Friar? If you are a Catholic man between the ages of 18 - 35, take our brief Vocation Quiz.

Mercedarian Friars

6398 Drexel Road

Philadelphia, PA 19151

215-879-0594*

For addition/removal from mailing lists or to request masses, please call our Development Office @ (215) 877-8800.*

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