07 October 2009

Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary

Today is the feast day of Our Lady of the Rosary. St. Pius V established this feast in 1573. The purpose was to thank God for the victory of Christians over the Turks at Lepanto—a victory attributed to the praying of the rosary. Clement XI extended the feast to the universal Church in 1716.

NB. This was scheduled to be posted at 5 a.m. but due to the brainless activities of the blog owner, he scheduled it for 5 p.m. by mistake.