Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Robert's Heirloom Rosaries presents: Rosary Of Our lady Of Victory- Newly Listed!

Unbreakable single Decade Rosary of Our Lady Of Victory

These are each single decade rosaries- meant to be carried in the pocket or purse.

To view additional photos click here

AAA Grade 12 & 10 MM Natural Picasso Jasper Stone, Bronze scrolled bead caps and connectors- solid Bronze

This single decade rosary- Pater Noster is a 12 & 10 MM natural Picasso Jasper Stone. The Aves are 10 MM Natural Picasso stone. The connectors are 4 MM BRONZE, Ornate bead caps. The hanging medal is a beautiful medal of Our Lady Of Victory- on the reverse side are the symbols that appear on the Miraculous Medal. The beautiful scrolled crucifix matches well with the hanging medal. The crucifix and medal are antique museum pieces of past centuries that have been recast so we can continue to enjoy this beautiful pieces of art.

Our Lady of Victory

Pope Pius V had organized a coalition of forces from Spain and smaller Christian kingdoms, republics and military orders, to rescue Christian outposts in Cyprus, particularly the Venetian outpost at Famagusta which, however, surrendered after a long siege on August 1 before the Christian forces set sail. On October 7, 1571 the Holy League, a coalition of southern European Catholic maritime states, sailed from Messina, Sicily, and met a powerful Ottoman fleet in the Battle of Lepanto. Knowing that the Christian forces were at a distinct material disadvantage, the holy pontiff, Pope Pius V called for all of Europe to pray the Rosary for victory,[5][6] and led a rosary procession in Rome.

After about five hours of fighting on the northern edge of the Gulf of Corinth, off western Greece, the combined navies of the Vatican, Venice and Spain managed to stop the Ottoman navy, slowing the Ottoman advance to the west and denying them access to the Atlantic Ocean and the Americas.[8] If the Ottomans had won then there was a real possibility that an invasion of Italy could have followed so that the Ottoman sultan, already claiming to be emperor of the Romans, would have been in possession of both New and Old Rome.[9] Combined with the unfolding events in Morocco where the Sa’adids successfully spurned the Ottoman advances, it confined Turkish naval power to the eastern Mediterranean.[8] Although the Ottoman empire was able to build more ships, it never fully recovered from the loss of trained sailors and marines, and was never again the Mediterranean naval power it had become the century before when Constantinople fell.

Our Lady of Victory

Pius V then instituted "Our Lady of Victory" as an annual feast to commemorate the victory, which he attributed to the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Dedications to Our Lady of Victory preceded this papal declaration. In particular, Simon de Montfort, 5th Earl of Leicester built the first shrine dedicated to Our Lady of Victory in thanks for the Catholic victory over the Albigensians at the Battle of Muret on September 12, 1213.

No comments: