Our Lady of the Rosary
|7 October 1517||Pius V||In 1571 Pope Pius V instituted "Our Lady of Victory" as an annual feast to commemorate the victory of Lepanto.|
|1573||Gregory XIII||"Feast of the Holy Rosary"|
|First Sunday of October, 1716||Clement XII||Extended to the whole of the Latin rite.|
|7 October 1913||Pius X||Moved back to its original date as part of reform of the Liturgical calendar. Sundays are Solemnities of Our Lord and should not be disp0|
- In 1571 Pope Pius V instituted "Our Lady of Victory" as an annual feast to commemorate the victory of Lepanto. The victory was attributed to the Blessed Virgin Mary, as a rosary procession had been offered on that day in St. Peter's Square in Rome for the success of the mission of the Holy League to hold back Muslim forces from overrunning Western Europe. In 1573, Pope Gregory XIII changed the title of this feast-day to "Feast of the Holy Rosary". This feast was extended by Pope Clement XII to the whole of the Latin Rite, inserting it into the Roman Catholic calendar of saints in 1716, and assigning it to the first Sunday in October. Pope Pius X changed the date to 7 October in 1913, as part of his effort to restore celebration of the liturgy of the Sundays.