The Feast of the Holy Rosary, October 7... Do you know how powerful the prayer of the Rosary is still, today?
Here are the historical facts of this feast day of Oct 7:
In 1571, the armada of the Cross (Christendom) under John of Austria, brother of King Phillip II, met and defeated the naval armies of the Crescent (Islam) under Selim the Sot off the Gulf of Lepanto, between Italy and Greece. (See "The Battle that Saved Christian West and A Lesson for Our Times")
But this was no easy battle. The Christendom forces were exhausted from another battle. They were far, far outnumbered by the fresh, Islamic forces and ships. Yet unrelenting, aggressive inroads had been made by Islamic forces in conquering Christian territory up to this point in history, and keeping further aggression at bay was critical.
Saint Pius V, the great Dominican Pope, ordered the public praying of the Rosary throughout Christendom in support of the Christian navies stopping the onslaught of ... Read more>>