Friday, October 07, 2011

Our Lady of the Rosary


The feast of Our Lady of the Rosary, formerly known as Our Lady of Victories, commemorates the defeat of a vast Ottoman fleet at the Battle of Lepanto, and is held in honor of the Blessed Virgin. According to Wikipedia:
The Victory of the Holy League prevented the Mediterranean Sea from becoming an uncontested highway for Muslim forces, protected Italy from a major Ottoman invasion, and prevented the Ottomans from advancing further into the southern flank of Europe.

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