+JMJ+ Today, October 7, 2021, is the feast of Our Lady of the Rosary. If you don’t know about the Battle of Lepanto, I’ll let Sensus Fidelium tell you about it in a video linked below. You can also read about it on a page at Catholic Culture which I’ll also link below. It’s been an important day for me over the years. When I was away from the Church for about a year and then came back as a tearful prodigal who realized how stupid I was for leaving, I went to confession and Mass on October 7th. I did not even remember what feast day it was until after I slipped into the pew (yes, I genuflected first). Our Lady has been there for me many times. She is much more faithful than I have been.
Above, a video from Sensus Fidelium: The Battle of Lepanto: Our Lady of the Holy Rosary (7-October 1571). From the description: “The Battle of Lepanto with events leading up to the battle, who was in the Holy League’s fleet, & why we celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of Victory aka Our Lady of the Rosary. The great victory over the Muslim Turks.”
Above, a video from Sensus Fidelium: Our Lady of the Rosary: the Weapon for Our Times. About using the Rosary in our spiritual lives. (Note to critics of the Rosary: The Rosary is not mere repetition and certainly not vain unless one fails to use it or uses it badly. Don’t judge the inner by the little you can see of the outer.)
Above, a video from Bryan Thatcher, Why You Should Join The Confraternity of the Most Holy Rosary. Found via a page on the Divine Mercy website: Why You Should Join The Confraternity of the Most Holy Rosary. This was news to me: There are plans “for an international meeting of Marians Shrines to encourage enrollment in the confraternity in 2025. It will be held at the Shrine of Mary Magdalene in Canada.”
Pour forth, we beseech you, O Lord, your grace into our hearts, that we, to whom the Incarnation of Christ you Son was made known by the message of an Angel, may, through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary, by his Passion and Cross be brought to the glory of his Resurrection. Who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God, for ever and ever.Collect prayer for the Memorial of Our Lady of the Rosary.
Thanks for visiting the blog and reading. Until next time, I pray that you and I will stay holy and virtuous, and help each other to become who the Lord intends us to be: SAINTS. God bless you and may His Peace be always with you. +JMJ+
Notes and Links
- Sensus Fidelium, video: The Battle of Lepanto: Our Lady of the Holy Rosary (7-October 1571).
- Bryan Thatcher, video: Why You Should Join The Confraternity of the Most Holy Rosary.
- Sensus Fidelium, video: Our Lady of the Rosary: the Weapon for Our Times
- Battle of Lepanto and Our Lady of Victory (Our Lady of the Rosary) and Pope St. Pius V at the Catholic Culture website.
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