Thursday, October 06, 2011

Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary

October has long been considered a month especially devoted to the Rosary. October 7th is the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary. Pope St. Pius V established this feast in 1573. The purpose was to thank God for the victory of Christians over the Turks at Lepanto—a victory attributed to the praying of the rosary. Pope Clement XI extended the feast to the universal Church in 1716.

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