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St Peter Nolasco (detail)

Pietro Bracci

Mafra National Palace

Mafra National Palace
Mafra, Portugal

St Peter Nolasco was the founder of the Royal, Celestial and Military Order of Our Lady of Mercy and the Redemption of the Captives, in Barcelona in 1218. The mission of the Order was rto ransom the Christian captives, namly along the frontier with al-Andalus. He is represented holding the flag he made, with an image of the Virgin, simb
olizes his ventures in enemy territory and his devotion to Mary.

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  • Title: St Peter Nolasco (detail)
  • Creator: Pietro Bracci (1700-1773)

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