Twenty Mercedarians of Palermo

details of an antique Italian holy card of the Twenty Mercedarians of Palermo, by Bertoni, date unknown; swiped from Santi e BeatiMemorial


A group of twenty Mercedarians who, when an unspecified plague struck Palermo, Italy, volunteered to nurse the sick. They contracted the plague themselves, and died as martyrs of charity.

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MLA Citation

  • “Twenty Mercedarians of Palermo“. CatholicSaints.Info. 11 February 2019. Web. 28 November 2021. <>