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The Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary

“To recite the Rosary is nothing other than to contemplate with Mary the face of Christ.” ~ Pope St. John Paul II

The Holy Rosary. What a gift. The month of October is dedicated to the Holy Rosary. From its very humble beginnings as a gift from Mary to St. Dominic in 1206  to Pope John Paul II’s Apostolic Letter, entitled Rosarium Virgins Mariae, introducing the “luminous mysteries”, the Rosary is one of the finest and most praiseworthy traditions of Christian contemplation. […]

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Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary

Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary

October 7, 2020

A commonly accepted story of the origin of the Rosary dates back to 1214 when it is believed that the Blessed Virgin Mary presented the Rosary to Saint Dominic in the Monastery of Notre-Dame-de-Prouille in Languedoc, France. However, it was Pope St. Pius V who dedicated the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary to thank God for the victory of the Christians over the Turks (Ottoman Empire) – because it was believed that the victory came as a result of the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary. This was also one of the reasons that this Feast day was originally called the Feast of Our Lady of Victory. […]

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