Our Lady of the Rosary

October 7, 2023

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 ReadingActs 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 PsalmLuke 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.”

Quotes and Social Media Graphics

“Give me an army saying the Rosary and I will conquer the world.”

Pope Blessed Pius IX

Resources

Make a Rosary Slide Bracelet or Key-Chain

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.

Say a Rosary With Your Family or Youth Group

Learn more about the rosary and how to pray it.

Our Lady of Fatima

Learn about Our Lady of Fatima who encourages us to say the rosary for the poor souls in Purgatory.

Learn More about the Rosary

“The Rosary, though clearly Marian in character, is at heart a Christocentric prayer. “

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