Laudetur Iesus Christus! We have a few updates this week as the Mass schedule is changed due to the annual priests retreat:
Mass schedule this week
- St. Thomas Aquinas: No Thursday 7pm Latin Mass this week
- St. Ann: Normal schedule this week – Low Mass 6pm Wednesday, and 7am Friday
- St. Mark: No Friday 12:30pm Latin Mass this week
Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary – October 7, 1571
Tomorrow, Wednesday October 7 is one of the most important Marian Feast Days in history (next to Annunciation, Assumption, etc.) – Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary. St. Ann will offer a 6pm Low Mass.
This day commemorates when Our Lady on October 7, 1571, intervened in the historic naval battle near Lepanto, Italy when millions across Europe were praying the Rosary together, for a Catholic victory over the Ottoman Turks (i.e. Mohammedans) who were poised to conquer Europe. When all seemed dark, when all seemed lost, the laity, with the laity praying the Rosary, Our Lady intervened at a decisive moment, giving Catholics, led by Don Juan of Austria, victory over the great foe of Christendom – marking a turning point in history of Islam’s long decline. There are many great essays or articles on this battle, but we close with a brief reflection from Pope Benedict XV, a little over a century ago, and a longer encyclical by Pope Leo XIII
- LEPANTO! – “The highest moment that the centuries ever witnessed.” https://rorate-caeli.blogspot.com/2018/10/lepanto-highest-moment-that-centuries.html
- The Month of October, Pope Leo XIII, September 22, 1891: https://rorate-caeli.blogspot.com/2020/10/the-month-of-october-month-of-most-holy.html#more
Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us!