Sunday, 7 October 2018

# Saints

Our Lady of the Rosary

The 7th of October is the feast of Our Lady of the Rosary. It was formerly known as the Feast of Our Lady of Victory and Feast of the Holy Rosary.

The feast was started by Pope St Pius V, who attributed the Christian victory over the Turks at the Battle of Lepanto on the 7th of October 1571 to the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The Pope had led a campaign asking the faithful in Europe to pray the rosary for the triumph of the Church. The victory was seen as a miracle as the Catholic forces were greatly outnumbered in the battle. The feast name was changed from Our Lady of Victory to Our Lady of the Rosary to recognise the Rosary as a spiritual weapon which the Virgin Mary used to save Catholic Europe from invasion.

Image: The Vision of St. Dominic by Bernardo Cavallino (circa 1640-1645)

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Our Lady of Medjugorje

December 2, 2018 Message to Mirjana

Dear children, when you come to me, as to a mother, with a pure and open heart, know that I am listening to you, encouraging you, consoling you, and above all, interceding for you with my Son. I know that you desire to have a strong faith and to express it in the right way. What my Son asks of you is to have a sincere, strong and deep faith - then every way in which you express it is proper. Faith is a most wonderful mystery which is kept in the heart. It is between the Heavenly Father and all of His children; it is recognized by the fruits and by the love which one has towards all of God's creatures. Apostles of my love, my children, have trust in my Son. Help all of my children to come to know His love. You are my hope - you who strive to sincerely love my Son. In the name of love, for your salvation, according to the will of the Heavenly Father and through my Son, I am here among you. Apostles of my love, along with prayer and sacrifice, may your hearts be illuminated with the love and the light of my Son. May that light and love illuminate all those whom you meet and bring them back to my Son. I am with you. In a special way, I am alongside your shepherds. With my motherly love I illuminate and encourage them, that with the hands blessed by my Son, they may bless the entire world. Thank you.



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