Back on October 7th, 1571, a Christian fleet won the Battle of Lepanto over the fleet of the Ottoman Empire. It was one of those battles that can truly be called a pivotal point in history.
The Ottoman Empire had been expanding throughout the Mediterranean Sea, conquered several of the islands and was threatening the shores of Europe. A heavily out-manned, but more professional navy was assembled by the Catholic Church to face this threat and won a naval battle off the coast of Greece that permanently ended the naval threat of the Ottoman Empire.
The captain of the Christian fleet, Don Juan of Austria, had a picture of Our Lady of Guadalupe on his flag ship and the pope had asked all Catholics to pray the rosary for a victory.
Ever since, October has been dedicated to the rosary.
For the rest of October, take 15% off of everything in our rosary and chaplet store.
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