iheartbeingacatholic: The rosary has been a way of praying for peace (Fatima), victory (Lepanto), evangelization (Guadalupe), healing (Lourdes), and conversion (Medjugorje). In effect the rosary is part of the Spirit renewing the face of the earth
Today we celebrate the feast day of Our Lady of the Rosary. This feast was instituted by Pope St. Pius V in thanksgiving for the great naval victory over the Turks at the battle of Lepanto on this day in the year 1570, a favor due to the recitation of the Rosary. This victory saved Europe from being overrun by the forces of Islam. Pray the Rosary, or 5 decades of the Rosary tonight with your family.
The Shrine of Our Lady of the Seven Sorrows of Kibeho ..This devotion goes back to the Middle Ages but has gained new popularity following the Church-approved Marian apparitions in Kibeho, Rwanda in the 1980s. In her apparitions, Our Lady of Kibeho recommended that people pray the Chaplet (or Rosary) of the Seven Sorrows to obtain the favor of repentance.