The feast of Our Lady of the Rosary was instituted following the Christian victory over the Turks at the Battle of Lepanto on October 7, 1571. Pope St. Pius V, the “Pope of the Rosary,” attributed the naval victory of the Catholic forces, who were greatly outnumbered, to the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Our Lady was invoked on the day of battle through a papal campaign asking the faithful across Europe to pray the rosary for the triumph of the Church. In thanksgiving for the miraculous victory, Pope St. Pius V instituted a feast to be celebrated throughout the world every year on October 7th. Originally known as “Our Lady of Victory,” the feast was changed to Our Lady of the Rosary to honor the spiritual weapon through which the Blessed Virgin Mary saved Catholic Europe from the threat of Muslim invasion.
Say the Rosary everyday…Pray, pray a lot and offer sacrifices for sinners…I am Our Lady of the Rosary. Only I will be able to help you…In the end my Immaculate Heart will triumph.
–Our Lady of Fatima
“When you say your Rosary, the angels rejoice, the Blessed Trinity delights in it, my Son finds joy in it too, and I myself am happier than you can possibly guess. After the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, there is nothing in the Church that I love as much as the Rosary.”
“You shall obtain all you ask of me by the recitation of the Rosary.”
-Our Lady to Blessed Alan de la Roche
“If you persevere in reciting the Rosary, this will be a most probable sign of your eternal salvation.”
“The Holy Rosary is the storehouse of countless blessing.”
-Blessed Alan de la Roche
“Give me an army saying the Rosary and I will conquer the world.”
-Pope Blessed Pius IX
“The greatest method of praying is to pray the Rosary.”
-Saint Francis de Sales
“The Rosary is the most beautiful and the most rich in graces of all prayers; it is the prayer that touches most the Heart of the Mother of God…and if you wish peace to reign in your homes, recite the family Rosary.”
-Pope Saint Pius X
“The Most Holy Virgin in these last times in which we live has given a new efficacy to the recitation of the Rosary to such an extent that there is no problem, no matter how difficult it is, whether temporal or above all spiritual, in the personal life of each one of us, of our families…that cannot be solved by the Rosary. There is no problem, I tell you, no matter how difficult it is, that we cannot resolve by the prayer of the Holy Rosary.”
-Sister Lucia dos Santos, Fatima seer
‘‘Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee!’ No creature has ever said anything that was more pleasing to me, nor will anyone ever be able to find or say to me anything that pleases me more.”
-Our Lady to Saint Mechtilde
Click here Praying the Holy Rosary for a link to EWTN and directions on praying the rosary.
OCTOBER THE MONTH OF THE HOLY ROSARY
The Catholic Church designates October as the Month of the Holy Rosary. During this month the faithful venerate the Blessed Virgin Mary especially under her title of Our Lady of the Rosary, and make special effort to honor the Holy Rosary with group recitations and rosary processions. St. Dominic de Guzman, the founder of the Order of Preachers, is the saint to whom Our Lady famously appeared and gave the prayers of the Holy Rosary to assist him as a spiritual weapon in combating heresy and leading souls back to the one, true Catholic faith.
We need to pray the Rosary more than ever before! We need to pray the Rosary for our countries, we need to pray the Rosary for the world and mostly we need to pray the Rosary for our church Archdioceses! Please pray the Holy Rosary everyday!
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Some of the information used in this post was taken from The Catholic Company’s- Your Morning Offering.