Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary

On October 7, the Roman Catholic Church celebrates the yearly feast of Our Lady of the Rosary. Previously known as the Feast of Our Lady of Victory, the feast day marks the 16th century naval victory at Lepanto near the west coast of Greece on October 7, 1571. Catholic crew members on more than 200 ships prayed the Rosary in preparation for the battle in union with Catholics through Europe. The defeat of the Ottoman Turks ended the Muslim expansion into the Mediterranean.

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  1. Maureen Senzamici

    I had never heard this Elvis song! Wow!

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