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Our Lady of the Holy Rosary/Our Lady of Victory

Our Lady of the Holy Rosary/Our Lady of Victory – (Commemorating the Victory of Lepanto – 1571 [Mandatory Memorial):

On Sunday 7 October 1571 the combined Christian fleets under Don John of Austria achieved a significant naval victory over the Turks in the Straits of Lepanto. Thousands of Christians were liberated, the Turkish fleet was destroyed and they suffered their first great defeat at sea. In gratitude to God and Our Lady, Pope Saint Pius V ordered an annual commemoration to be made of Our Lady of Victory. In 1573 Pope Gregory XIII transferred the feast to the first Sunday of October with the title Feast of the Most Holy Rosary since the victory was won through invocation of Our Lady of the Rosary. In 1716 Pope Clement XII extended the feast to the whole Latin Rite calendar, assigning it to the first Sunday in October. Saint Pope Pius X changed the date to 7 October in 1913. In 1969 Pope Paul VI changed the name of the feast to Our Lady of the Holy Rosary.

More here:
https://anastpaul.com/2020/10/07/7-october-blessed-virgin-mother-of-victory-of-the-most-holy-rosary/
AND:
https://anastpaul.wordpress.com/2017/10/07/saint-of-the-day-7-october-our-lady-of-the-most-holy-rosaryour-lady-of-victory/

St Adalgis of Novara (Died c 850) Bishop
St Apuleius of Capua
St Augustus of Bourges (Died c 560) Priest and Abbot
St Canog ap Brychan
St Dubtach of Armagh
St Gerold of Cologne
St Helanus

St Libaire the Great (Died 362) Virgin, Martyr and a Holy Cephalophoria (like St Denis – one who carries his head in his hands and walks away).
Biography:

https://anastpaul.com/2019/10/07/saint-of-the-day-7-october-st-libaire-the-great-died-362/

Bl Jean Hunot Martyr of the French Revolution
St Julia the Martyr
St Justina of Padua
St Marcellus of Capua (Died Third or Fourth Century) Martyr

St Pope Mark (Died 336) The 34th Bishop of Rome
St Pope Mark’s Life:

https://anastpaul.com/2018/10/07/saint-of-the-day-7-october-st-pope-mark-died-336/

St Martin Cid
Bl Matthew Carreri
St Osith
St Palladius of Saintes
St Quarto of Capua
St Rigaldo

Martyrs of Arima: Eight lay people Japan who were martyred together in the persecutions of Christianity in Japan:
• Blessed Hadrianus Takahashi Mondo
• Blessed Ioanna Takahashi
• Blessed Leo Hayashida Sukeemon
• Blessed Martha Hayashida
• Blessed Magdalena Hayashida
• Blessed Didacus Hayashida
• Blessed Leo Takedomi Kan’Emon
• Blessed Paulus Takedomi Dan’Emon
They were martyred on 7 October 1613 in Arima, Hyogo, Japan and Beatified on 24 November 2008 by Pope Benedict XVI.

Mercedarian Nuns of Seville: Five Mercedarian nuns at the monastery of the Assumption in Seville, Spain noted for their piety – Sisters Agnese, Bianca, Caterina, Maddalena and Marianna.

Martyred in the Spanish Civil War
• Blessed José Llosá Balaguer

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Our Lady of the Holy Rosary and Memorials of the Saints – 7 October

Our Lady of the Holy Rosary (Memorial) – (Commemorating the Victory of Lepanto)
(1571): On Sunday 7 October 1571 the combined Christian fleets under Don John of Austria achieved a significant naval victory over the Turks in the Straits of Lepanto. Thousands of Christians were liberated, the Turkish fleet was destroyed and they suffered their first great defeat at sea. In gratitude to God and Our Lady, Pope Saint Pius V ordered an annual commemoration to be made of Our Lady of Victory.   In 1573 Pope Gregory XIII transferred the feast to the first Sunday of October with the title Feast of the Most Holy Rosary since the victory was won through invocation of Our Lady of the Rosary.   In 1716 Pope Clement XII extended the feast to the whole Latin Rite calendar, assigning it to the first Sunday in October.   Saint Pope Pius X changed the date to 7 October in 1913.   In 1969 Pope Paul VI changed the name of the feast to Our Lady of the Holy Rosary.

More here:
https://anastpaul.wordpress.com/2017/10/07/saint-of-the-day-7-october-our-lady-of-the-most-holy-rosaryour-lady-of-victory/

St Adalgis of Novara
St Apuleius of Capua
St Augustus of Bourges
St Canog ap Brychan
St Dubtach of Armagh
St Gerold of Cologne
St Helanus
St Libaire the Great (Died 362) Martyr
Bl Jean Hunot
St Julia the Martyr
St Justina of Padua
St Marcellus of Capua
St Pope Mark (Died 336)
St Pope Mark’s Life:
https://anastpaul.com/2018/10/07/saint-of-the-day-7-october-st-pope-mark-died-336/
St Martin Cid
Bl Matthew Carreri
St Osith
St Palladius of Saintes
St Quarto of Capua
St Rigaldo

Martyrs of Arima: Eight lay people Japan who were martyred together in the persecutions of Christianity in Japan:
• Blessed Hadrianus Takahashi Mondo
• Blessed Ioanna Takahashi
• Blessed Leo Hayashida Sukeemon
• Blessed Martha Hayashida
• Blessed Magdalena Hayashida
• Blessed Didacus Hayashida
• Blessed Leo Takedomi Kan’Emon
• Blessed Paulus Takedomi Dan’Emon
They were martyred on 7 October 1613 in Arima, Hyogo, Japan and Beatified on 24 November 2008 by Pope Benedict XVI.

Mercedarian Nuns of Seville: Five Mercedarian nuns at the monastery of the Assumption in Seville, Spain noted for their piety – Sisters Agnese, Bianca, Caterina, Maddalena and Marianna.

Martyred in the Spanish Civil War
• Blessed José Llosá Balaguer

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Saint of the Day – 7 October – St Pope Mark (Died 336)

Saint of the Day – 7 October – St Pope Mark (Died 336) – born in Rome?, Italy and died on 7 October 336 at Rome, Italy of natural causes.   Patronage – Abbadia San Salvatore, Italy.img-Pope-Saint-Marcus

We think he was born a Roman and that his Father’s name was Priscus but little more than that is known about his personal life.   We cannot even venture a reasonable guess as to when he was born. But we know that he was consecrated pope on 18 January 336.

One of Mark’s undertakings was to compile stories of the lives of martyrs and bishops before his time.   It is too bad that someone didn’t do the same for him, because his activities as pope are cloudy.   There is some reason to believe he founded two churches in the area of Rom  e. One of them is still known to this day as the Church of San Marco, although it is greatly changed since his time.   The other church was at the Catacomb of Balbina, a cemetery.   Emperor Constantine gave gifts of land and furnishing for both buildings.

Why was Mark named a saint?   We don’t know, although his name was added to the list quite early.   There is a fragment of an old poem which some scholars think refers to Mark.   It says, “filled with the love of God, despised the world . . . the guardian of justice, a true friend of Christ.”   If that is speaking of him, it is high praise, indeed but there is no final evidence that he was the person meant.

St Mark left a lasting legacy on the ceremony of the Roman Church, however.   It seems that it was he who decreed that the Bishop of Ostia (a port near Rome) should be the one to consecrate the Bishops of Rome (later known as Popes).   Mark is also said to be the one who declared that the Bishop of Ostia should wear a pallium.Pope_Mark

The pallium is white wool sash that symbolises the authority of the Pope which, according to the Roman Church, came in a direct line from the apostles.   Anyone who is awarded a pallium shares in that power.

It was said that St Mark wrote a letter to Athanasius, the bishop of Alexandria who battled for the proper understanding of Christ’s nature.   However, this has been shown to be a forgery.   Mark may have been mentioned in one of Constantine’s letters, before he became pope but again no one is sure.   Constantine may have been referring to another Mark who was associated with the church in Rome.

St Mark died on this day, 7 October 336.   That date is well established.   He had served as Bishop of Rome less than ten months.   At his own request, he was buried in the cemetery of Balbina in the Ardeatine Way, where one of his churches was being built and which has since borne his name.34-St.Mark