Feast of the Pokrov (Mary who protects) (Marian patronage for the Slavish Byzantine Church)
|2||1629: Death of Cardinal Pierre de Berulle, who studied the Incarnation deeply. His writings contributed to a better understanding of the mystery of Mary.|
Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, great devotee of Mary
|5||Feast of Our Lady of Zapopan, Mexico. See:
869: Beginning of the eighth council in Constantinople that further strengthened the veneration of the Holy Images, especially those of Christ, Mary, and the saints.
1926: Death of Bartolo Longo, a lawyer who established Italy's national shrine of Our Lady of the Rosary in Pompei, replicated in several countries.
1944: Pius XII approved the consecration of Venezuela to Our Lady of Coromoto through the nation's bishops. See: http://campus.udayton.edu/mary/resources/engseven.html#ven
1953: Dedication of the Rosary basilica in Fatima.
|7||Memorial of the Rosary established by Pope Pius V in gratitude for the Christian victory in the sea battle near Lepanto on October 7, 1571. Victory attributed to praying the rosary.|
Feast of Our Lady of Begonia, Spain
|10||1666: Dedication of the city of Luxemburg to Mary, Consolation of the Afflicted.|
|12||Feast of Mary of the Pillar (in Saragossa, Spain) and the founding feast of the Society of Mary (Marianists) by Blessed William Joseph Chaminade.|
1917: Final apparition of Mary in Fatima. Mary described herself as Queen of the Rosary, admonished for reparation, and confirmed her words with the miracle of the sun observed by thousands of people.
|16||Feast of Mary's Purity.
1419: Dedication of the Marian cathedral in Milan.
The cathedrals dedicated to Mary in Reims, Chartres, and Citeaux celebrate their patronage.
Feast of Our Lady of the Garden of Myrrh (Ethiopian Church)
|19||1947: The Archbishop of Ottawa crowned a traveling Fatima statue and introduced a fifty-day pilgrimage through seven dioceses and more than one hundred churches. Mary is officially given the title "Protector of Catholic Action."|
1979: Pope John Paul II makes a pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Victory in Pompeii.
|22||Feast of the Mother of God of Kazan in Russia.|
|23||1311: The Church of St. Mary of Loreto mentioned for the first time in official penal acts.|
|26||1495: First approval of Alexander VI for the Sodality of the Seven Sorrows.|
|31||1942: Pope Pius XII consecrated the whole world to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.|
|First Sunday in October||Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary, Maronite Church|
|Fourth Sunday in October||
|To begin the Hindu year, end of Oct or start of Nov||Feast of Our Lady of the Abandoned, Khambolaj, India|
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