Monday, 1 October 2018

# Feast # Miracle

October: Month of the Holy Rosary

October is the month of the Holy Rosary. The founder of the Order of Preachers, Saint Dominic de Guzman, is said to have an apparition of Our Lady, who gave him the Holy Rosary to help him battle heresy and lead souls back to the Catholic faith.

The feast of Our Lady of the Rosary is on the 7th of October. It was instituted after the Christians were victorious over the Turks in the Battle of Lepanto, October 7th, 1571, though the Catholic forces were greatly outnumbered. Pope Saint Pius V, who was also known as the “Pope of the Rosary” attributed their victory to the intercession of Our Lady due to the Papal campaign across Europe, for the faithful to pray the rosary on the day of the battle, asking Our Lady for the triumph of the church. In thanksgiving of this miracle, the feast was instituted. It was originally known as “Our Lady of Victory” but the feast was changed to Our Lady of the Rosary in honour of the spiritual weapon used to help win the battle against the invasion.

Image: Our Lady of Victory, Lady of the Rosary, Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary

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Our Lady of Medjugorje

November 2, 2018 Message to Mirjana

Dear children, My motherly heart suffers as I am looking at my children who do not love the truth, those who are hiding it - as I look at my children who do not pray with their feelings and actions. I am sad as I am saying to my Son that many of my children no longer have faith, that they do not know Him - my Son. That is why I call you, apostles of my love: you strive to look to the very depth in human hearts and there you are certain to find the little hidden treasure. To look in this way is mercy from the Heavenly Father. To seek the good even where there is the greatest evil - to strive to comprehend each other and not to judge - that is what my Son is asking of you. And I, as a mother, am calling you to listen to Him. My children, the spirit is mightier than the flesh, and, carried by love and actions, it overcomes all obstacles. Do not forget: my Son has loved you and loves you. His love is with you and in you when you are one with Him. He is the light of the world and no one and nothing will be able to stop Him in the final glory. Therefore, apostles of my love, do not be afraid to witness the truth. Witness it with enthusiasm, with works, with love, with your sacrifice, and, above all, in humility. Witness the truth to all those who have not come to know my Son. I will be alongside you. I will encourage you. Witness the love which never ends because it comes from the Heavenly Father who is eternal and who offers eternity to all of my children. The spirit of my Son will be alongside you. Anew I am calling you, my children: pray for your shepherds, pray that the love of my Son may lead them. Thank you.



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