Thursday, October 7, 2010

The Battle of Lepanto and Our Lady of the Rosary

On the 7th of October in 1571 off the coast of western Greece, a decisive naval battle was fought between the European powers and the Ottoman Empire. The defeat of the Ottomans held off the Islamic invasion of Europe.

Although the Ottomans held military advantage over the Catholic forces, the Holy League, as the European forces were known, went into battle with the prayers of the holy rosary behind them and were victorious. As we do battle with our own temptations, the world, and the devil, may we enter the fight with the rosary in our hands and on our lips. Only then will God claim victory on our behalf.

Friday's Feature for the month of October will highlight our guild members who make the rosaries that aid us in the recitation of this beautiful prayer.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

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