Pope Gregory XIII


Pope Gregory  XIII

Monet Apostolus (April 1, 1573) Bull instituting the solemnity of the Feast of the Holy Rosary in memory of the victory at the battle of Lepanto.
{Gregory XIII changed the name of the Feast of Our Lady of Victory instituted by St Pius V on October 7 to the Feast of “Our Lady of the Rosary” and transferred it to the first Sunday of October in 1573.}

“The Rosary has been instituted by St. Dominic to appease the anger of God and to implore the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary.”  1

1 Pope Leo XIII, Encyclical on Devotion of the Rosary, Supremi Apostolatus Officio. September 1, 1883, 5.

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