October is a little over half over, but it’s better late than never to mention that this month is dedicated to the Holy Rosary, and we are called during this month to be extra faithful and diligent in our devotion to Our Blessed Lady and her rosary.
The Feast of The Most Holy Rosary on Oct. 7 was established by Pope Pius V after the greatly outnumbered Christian fleet defeated the Moslem invaders at the famous Battle of Lepant0 in 1571. The pope asked all Catholics to pray the rosary for this special intention, for the battle was crucial in preventing a Moslem takeover of all of Europe. The pope attributed the miraculous victory to Our Lady’s rosary.
The Holy Rosary is, in St Padre Pio’s words, “the weapon” which Our Lady has given us in these “last times” to defeat our enemies: the spirit of the world, the disordered cravings of the flesh, and the devil, our chief enemy. The devil seeks our damnation primarily by using the “world” and the flesh, but Our Lady crushes his head underfoot, and her faithful servants armed with her rosary do likewise.
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