Our Lady of the Holy Rosary

Nossa Senhora do Rosário, – Mosteiro de São Domingos e São Sisto, Roma – Foto: David Domingues
Let us faithfully pray the Holy Rosary for the restoration of the right order in society and in the Church, in accordance with the Divine Law.

Let us imitate our brothers and sisters in the Faith who, in 1571, before the threat of an Islamic invasion of Europe, prayed the Holy Rosary on the advice of the Holy Pope Pius V.

Through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary, on October 7 of that same year, God granted Christendom the miraculous victory at the Battle of Lepanto (1).

Because of this event, the Church began to celebrate the 7th of October as the feast of Our Lady of Victories, which later became the solemnity of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary.

To us also, through the intercession of Our Lady of Fatima, Our Lady of the Rosary, God will grant victory over Satan, “murderer from the beginning,” “liar and father of lies,” and his cohorts who want to destroy the Church and all humanity.  
Cardinal Raymond Leo Burke – Archbishop of Saint Louis, Missouri (USA)Homily on Pentecost Monday in the Cathedral of Chartres, June 2017 Pilgrimage(1) The Battle of Lepanto was a naval engagement that took place on 7 October 1571 when a fleet of the Holy League, a coalition of Catholic states arranged by Pope Pius V, inflicted a major defeat on the fleet of the Ottoman Empire in the Gulf of Patras.

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