October 7 is the feast day of Our Lady of the Rosary, also known as Our Lady of Victory. This feast day commemorates a victory at sea to fend off Turkish invaders in the 16th century. Europeans were encouraged to pray the rosary to avoid invasion. Pope St. Pius V attributed the victory to the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary afterwards.
This is a good day to learn more about the rosary and to pray a rosary.
Patron Saint of …
She is the patron saint of the rosary and a number of locations, especially in Spain.
Daily Mass Readings for the Memorial of Our Lady of the Rosary
In addition to the suggested readings below, the readings may also be taken from the weekday readings or the Common of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
- First Reading – Acts 1:12-14: “All these devoted themselves with one accord to prayer, together with some women, and Mary the mother of Jesus, and his brothers.”
- Responsorial Psalm – Luke 1: “The Almighty has done great things for me, and holy is his Name.”
- Gospel – Luke 1:26-38: “Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord. May it be done to me according to your word.”
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This craft makes the beads for one decade of the rosary and slide to keep track. It can be carried without getting tangled. Make it in honor of Our Lady of the Rosary.
Learn more about the rosary and how to pray it.
Learn about Our Lady of Fatima who encourages us to say the rosary for the poor souls in Purgatory.
“The Rosary, though clearly Marian in character, is at heart a Christocentric prayer. “