Feast of the holy rosary
Today we celebrated the feast of the Holy Rosary ... why would that be? Anyone know?
It is called the external solemnity of the holy rosary. When I can get to my ordo again, maybe I can send more information.  Speaking of October and the rosary, here is the pray to St. Joseph, from catholictradition.org, which is traditionally said after the rosary in October:
Ad te beáte Joseph
During the month of October, in all churches and oratories, the Rosary and Litany of Loreto are recited daily. The prayer, Ad te beáte Joseph, is recited daily. Decree of Pope Leo XIII, August 20, 1885; and Decree S.R.C. May 3, 1960.
To thee, O blessed Joseph, do we have recourse in our tribulation, and, having implored the help of thy thrice-holy Spouse, we confidently invoke thy patronage also. By that charity wherewith thou wast united to the immaculate Virgin Mother of God, and by that fatherly affection with which thou didst embrace the Child Jesus, we beseech thee and we humbly pray, that thou wouldst look graciously upon the inheritance which Jesus Christ hath purchased by His Blood, and assist us in our needs by thy power and strength. Most watchful guardian of the Holy Family, protect the chosen people of Jesus Christ; keep far from us, most loving father, all blight of error and corruption: mercifully assist us from Heaven, most mighty defender, in this our conflict with the powers of darkness; and, even as of old thou didst rescue the Child Jesus from the supreme peril of His life, so now defend God's Holy Church from the snares of the enemy and from all adversity; keep us one and all under thy continual protection, that we may be supported by thine example and thine assistance, may be enabled to lead a holy life, die a happy death and come at last to the possession of everlasting blessedness in Heaven. Amen.
Ad te beáte Joseph, in tribulatióne nostra confúgimus, atque, imploráto Sponsæ tuæ sanctíssimæ auxílio, patrocínium quoque tuum fidenter expóscimus. Per eam, quæsumus, quæ te cum immaculáta Vírgine Dei Genitríce coniúnxit, caritátem, perque patérnum, quo Púerum Iesum ampléxus es, amórem, súpplices deprecámur, ut ad hereditátem, quam Iesus Christus acquisívit Sánguine suo, benígnus respícias, ac necessitátibus nostris tua virtúte et ope succúrras. Tuére, o Custos providentíssime divínæ Famíliæ, Iesu Christi sóbolem eléctam; próhibe a nobis, amantíssime Pater, omnem errórum ac corruptelárum luem; propítius nobis, sospítator noster fortíssime, in hoc cum potestáte tenebrárum certámine e cælo adésto; et sicut olim Púerum Iesum e summo eripuísti vitre discrímine, ita nunc Ecclesiam sanctam Dei ab hostílibus insídiis atque ab omni adversitáte défende: nosque síngulos perpétuo tege patrocínio, ut ad tui exémplar et ope tua suffúlti, sancte vívere, pie émori, sempiternámque in cæ lis beatitúdinem ássequi possímus. Amen.
The feast of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary falls on the 7th October. I can give you two main reasons why we commemorate this happy feast:

1) We celebrate the gift of the Holy Rosary which has for centuries produced great Saints and marvellous results in the Christian world.

2) The defeat of the Moslems at the famous battles of Lepanto and Belgrade have been attributed to the power of the Holy Rosary.

On May 29 1453, the Moslems had invaded and taken over Constantinople. Pope St Pius V, the reigning Pontiff at that time, worked to prevent further invasion of Europe. To do that, he formed the Holy League, and entrusted it under the heavenly protection of the Most Holy Virgin.

While the seamen and soldiers were sent into battle, Rosary processions were carried out in every town and village pleading God for a victory.

It is recorded that 300 naval vessels, 30,000 soldiers, and 50,000 oarsmen of the Holy League sailed to Lepanto and arrived at the harbour on October 7 1571. The Moslem fleet consisted of 330 vessels, 75,000 soldiers, and 50,000 slave Christian oarsmen.

Before battle the Holy League soldiers knelt before a crucifix and prayed the Rosary as requested by Pope Pius V.

Just then, the wind that was calm before battle had miraculously become stronger as the fight began. It blew so strongly that it enabled the Christians’ smoke and fire from their artillery to be carried through the air into the enemies' faces, blinding them in battle.

As the Christians came under attack, the tide turned against the Moslems. Over 25,000 Muslims were killed, 5,000 taken prisoners, 117 Muslim vessels were captured and 113 vessels sunk. 15,000 beaten and chained Christian oarsmen slaves were freed.

The Holy League, however, only suffered 7,500 casualties, 16,000 wounded, and lost only 17 ships.

Hundreds of miles away in Rome, Pope St Pius V suddenly saw a miraculous vision in the sky of the battle being won at Lepanto. He jumped up from his seat, ran to the window and cried, "It is not time to talk about business. Our great task at present is to thank God for the victory He has just given the Christian army."

It took two weeks more for the actual confirmation of the victory of Lepanto over the Muslims to reach Rome, but Pope St Pius V had already received the heavenly news at the moment of victory.

The feast of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary was thus instituted. Maybe for this week, an extra intention can be added for the destruction of all evil religion(s).

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