The Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary

The Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary

| Published on: October 7, 2021 |

For the intentions of the Pope, the Church’s mission, and world peace, Pope Benedict XVI urged all families to recite the Rosary. With its meditative nature and its connection to Scripture meditations, the Rosary is a prayer for Christians who are making headway in their walk of faith, following Jesus, who was preceded by the Virgin Mary.

In this article, we’ll discuss exactly what we celebrate on the feast day of our Lady of the Rosary, as well as how families can pray and grow in faith together this fall season.

What is the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary?
Pope St. Pius V established the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary to honor the recitation of the Rosary’s role in the naval triumph over the Turks in the Battle of Lepanto. This victory prevented the Islamic armies from taking over Europe.

Here’s what you’ve got to know: Holy Rosary Day, formerly known as Our Lady of Victory Day, is a Roman Catholic Church feast day observed on October 7 in honor of the Holy League’s decisive victory at Lepanto in 1571. It was originally known as Our Lady of Victory Day and the Feast of the Holy Rosary.

How to Growth in Faith Through the Love of Mary
During the Battle of Lepanto, Pope Saint Pius V implored all Christians to recite the Rosary in order to secure victory and mercy in the eyes of God. One of the most effective ways to pray to Mary, the Mother of God, is through reciting the Rosary with urgency and faith in your heart.

A great way to encourage your child’s religious habits is to pray the Rosary at home. Below are a few tips for parents to consider:

Carry your Rosary with you every day to begin making your daily pledge to pray the Rosary a reality. Carry it around in your wallet, briefcase, or handbag, and encourage your child to carry one, too.

Having someone to hold you accountable can make forming good habits a little less difficult. Invite your child to pray together regularly to ease them into the practice.

Look for images that illustrate the rosary’s seven mysteries. As you briefly explain and then pray each enigma, show the images on the screen. Doing so will allow your child access to further context to better understand the relationship between everyday life and each mystery.