Sunday, October 07, 2007

Anniversary of the Battle of Lepanto (1571)

G.K. Chesterton wrote a very moving poem about the battle (best as a read-aloud) which you can read here.

Wikipedia has really detailed and interesting information about this battle.

Because Our Lady was implored throughout the empire by praying the Rosary, the anniversary of this decisive battle was named the feast of Our Lady of Victory, later changed to Our Lady of the Rosary.

1 comment:

Leo said...

I did not know about Chesterton's poem,it is a very good one, thanks for the link.