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450th Anniversary of the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary

October 7 @ 12:00 am - 11:59 pm

During the 16th century, the threat of the Turks invading Europe was imminent. If the Turks were to be successful, the effect on Christian Europe would be disastrous. So, an alliance called the Holy League which consisted of Geona, Spain, and the Papal States, took action by sending fleets to fight the Turks off the coast of Greece, where they had just successfully invaded Cyprus.

On board each and every one of the 200 ships sent, the crews prayed the Rosary. It was also prayed by Catholics across Europe as they had been urged to do so by Pope Pius V. The Holy League were successful in annihilating all but 13 of the Turks’s 300 ships. Crediting the defeat that saved Christianity in Europe to the intersession of Our Lady of the Rosary. Pope Pius V established this feast in 1573 and it was later extended to the universal Church in 1716 by Pope Clement XI.

Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Novena Prayer – to be said along with a daily Rosary

My dearest Mother Mary, behold me, your child, in prayer at your feet. Accept this Holy Rosary, which I offer you in accordance with your requests at Fatima, as a proof of my tender love for you, for the intentions of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, in atonement for the offenses committed against your Immaculate Heart, and for this special favor which I earnestly request in my Rosary Novena: (Mention your request).

I beg you to present my petition to your Divine Son. If you will pray for me, I cannot be refused. I know, dearest Mother, that you want me to seek God? s holy Will concerning my request. If what I ask for should not be granted, pray that I may receive that which will be of greater benefit to my soul.

I offer you this spiritual Bouquet of Roses because I love you. I put all my confidence in you, since your prayers before God are most powerful. For the greater glory of God and for the sake of Jesus, your loving Son, hear and grant my prayer. Sweet Heart of Mary, be my salvation.




October 7
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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