Sunday, October 10, 2010

Macau-Holy House of Mercy

Located in a quiet lane just off Senado Square.It ws founded In 1569 by the first Bishop of Macao, Dom Belchior Carneiro.

The neo-classical Holy House of Mercy (Santa Casa de Misericordia) was the first charity association to be established in Macau, and houses the needy elderly in Our Lady of Mercy Home for the Aged free of charge. Macau's first lottery tickets were also launched by the Holy House of Mercy for charity purposes.

On the second floor of the Holy House of Mercy, you can find the skull, cross and full-length oil painting of Dorn Belchior Carneiro.

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