March 23, October 7 – Our Lady of Victory, Our Lady of Victories: Patron Saint of the United States

Saint Mary, Our Lady of Victory Patron Saint of the United States 

Feast Dates:

February 2     Our Lady of Victory, Turkey
February 25     Our Lady of Victory, Constantinople (621)
March 23     Our Lady of Victory of Lepanto, Hungary (1716)
Our Lady of Victories
April 16     Our Lady of Victories in the Church of St. Mark, Venice
July 18     Our Lady of Victory —– 18 [Toledo, Spain] 18. Our Lady of Victory at Toledo, Spain (1202)
July 28     Victory of the Turks by the Knights of Rhodes in 1480Through Our Lady’s Intercession
August 17     Victory of the King of France (Philip the Fair), imploring the Help of Our Lady of Chartres (1304)
August 23     Our Lady of Victory of Valois [France]
September 6     Toledo, Spain, greater double, in thanksgiving for the victory of the Cardinal  Infant Ferdinand at Nordlingen, September 6, 1634.
September, Last Sunday of the Month     in the Diocese of Marsi, Italy, in commemoration of the victory of Charles of Anjou over Conradin at Tagliocozzo in 1268
September 26     Our Lady of Victory at Tourney (1340)
October 7      in commemoration of the naval victory near Lepanto
October 26     Our Lady of Victory [Senlis, France] (1225)
Fourth Sunday of October     Our Lady of Victories– kept in the Church of Notre-Dame-des-Victoires, Paris, in thanksgiving for the victory of Louis XIII over the Calvinists after the siege of La Rochelle in 1628.
Second Sunday of November     Prague, Bohernia, in the Carmelite church; and at Rome in Santa Maria della Vittoria, double of the first class, in commemoration of the battle of November 8     (1620) Weissenberg  Formerly this feast was celebrated all over Bohemia and Silesia
December 3     Our Lady of Victory [Paris, France] Our Lady of Victory, Paris (1629)

Extract from The History of the Feast of Our Lady of Victory: “How did this extraordinary victory come about? The answer is simple enough: It was obtained – yet again – by the most powerful weapon known to men: the holy rosary- the chaplet of the Blessed Virgin Mary given to St. Dominic in the XIIIth century. In preparation for this battle, one of the greatest naval battles of Roman Christendom, the Pope, St. Pius V, (himself a Dominican friar) ordered that the holy rosary be prayed throughout the length and breadth of Christendom – just as was later to be done before the Battle of Vienna in 1683. As a result, the feast of Our Lady of Victory (later our Lady of the Rosary) was instituted by the popes to be celebrated on October 7th for an everlasting memory of this great victory.” See PICTURE of Our Lady of Victory. See also: Patron Saint – Our Lady of Victories, PRAYER to Our Lady of Victory.

See:  October 7 – Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary: Patron Saint of Guatemala, North Carolina

 We, at the CTF/SOS DRS have prayed for the intercession of St. Mary, Our Lady of Victory on behalf of those affected by the following catastrophes:

Tornadoes in Oklahoma (April 14-15, 2012) (America) See World Mission Rosary Intentions: April 23 – May 7, 2012.

That the Lord in His Divine Mercy – through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary – may build up His Kingdom,make these mysteries a reality in our lives, strengthen us in our common mission, and come to the aid of those for whom we pray.

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