Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Our Lady of the Rosary
Today's feast was given to the universal church in 1716 by Pope Clement XI to commemorate the victory by the Christians over the Turks in the battle of Lepanto on October 7, 1571. A grave threat to the faith came to an end with this victory. Pope Pius V implored the Roman and Christian world to invoke the Blessed Mother's aid through the praying of the rosary for victory over the threatening Turks. On October 7th, that victory was granted and thanksgiving was given to the Blessed Mother.
Today we find ourselves in a similar situation. We are in the midst of a battle in this country; a battle against the forces of evil that threaten our faith. If we continue to invoke the Blessed Mother through the most holy rosary, we can be assured of her help and her protection.
Continue to join us in praying the Rosary every day until the election for the following intention:
In honor of Mary Immaculate, Patroness of the USA, and for the intercession of the Poor Souls in Purgatory, especially the unborn babies who have been victims of abortion, so God may grant us a holy, wise, pro-life, pro-family president in this upcoming election - a president that will guide our country according to God's laws.
Our Lady of the Rosary, Pray for us!
Mystical Rose, Pray for us!
Our Lady, Helper of Christians, Pray for us!