Nossa Senhora dos Remédios (Carcavelos)

Nossa Senhora dos Remédios (Carcavelos)

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The devotion for “Our Lady of Remedies” was brought to Portugal by French religious of the Hospital Order of the Holy Trinity, who were in Lisbon in the 13th century. This order, founded with the aim of rescuing captive Christians in the East as slaves, did not have the financial resources to achieve its objective.

Our Lady appeared to her founders, St. John of the Wood and St. Felix, handing them a purse full of money, thus granting them the "remedy" for their problem.

Since then the Virgin has won the title of “Our Lady of Remedies”, becoming the patron of this order. With the spread of this devotion to Europe, 900 thousand prisoners were released until the eighteenth century.


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