The Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary, also known as the Feast of Our Lady of Victory, is a significant Catholic feast celebrated on October 7th each year. This feast commemorates a pivotal event in history, particularly the Battle of Lepanto in 1571. Pope Pius V called upon Christians to pray the Rosary for victory against the Ottoman Empire’s naval forces, resulting in a miraculous victory. The feast celebrates the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary in times of need and the power of prayer. Catholics around the world participate in the recitation of the Rosary and attend Mass to honor Our Lady of the Rosary and seek her intercession for peace and protection.
It serves as a reminder of the importance of faith, prayer, and devotion to the Virgin Mary in the Catholic tradition and acknowledges her role as a mediator and protector of the faithful.