The Feast of the Holy Rosary, also known as The Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary which is a title of the Blessed Virgin Mary in relation to the Rosary, is celebrated on 7 October.
In 1206, St. Dominic was in Prouille, France, attempting to convert the Albigensians back to the Catholic faith. The young priest had little success until one day he received a vision of the Blessed Virgin, who gave him the Rosary as a tool against heretics.
The feast of Our Lady of the Rosary was organized to honor the Blessed Virgin Mary for the Christian victory over the Turks at Lepanto on October 7, 1571.
Pius V and all Christians had asked the Rosary for triumph. The Rosary is probably the best petition to Mary, the Mother of God.
Pius V instituted "Our Lady of Victory" as an annual feast to commemorate the victory at Lepanto, which he attributed to the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Pius X in 1913 changed the date to 7 October, as part of his effort to restore celebration of the liturgy of the Sundays.
In 1960 under Pope John XXIII it is listed under the title "Feast of the Blessed Virgin Mary of the Rosary"; and under the 1969 liturgical reforms of Pope Paul VI "Our Lady of the Rosary" is mentioned as a mandatory memorial.
The fact that our Church continues to include the Feast of the Holy Rosary on the liturgical calendar vouches to the significance of this prayer.
Archbishop Fulton Sheen said, ‘The rosary is the book of the blind, where souls see and there enact the greatest drama of love the world has ever known; it is the book of the simple, which initiates them into mysteries and knowledge more satisfying than the education of other men; it is the book of the aged, whose eyes close upon the shadow of this world, and open on the substance of the next. The power of the rosary is beyond description.’”
To celebrate this feast, we recommend you to continue this practice and pray the Rosary throughout October, which the month that is especially dedicated to the Rosary.
Have you ever realized that there is more than one type of rosaries? At the point when most of us hear the word rosary we think about a long strand of rosary beads made of wood and a wonderful cross that is worn as a necklace.
Notwithstanding, rosaries come in all shapes, sizes and hues, and the prayers counted on the beads and the rosaries' motivations may vary. Likewise, not all rosaries have a cross pendant or even have just one of them. A few rosaries have Virgin Mary pendants and now and then they can have up to 4 pendants.
On our online market, Bethlehem Handicrafts, we have many types of rosaries available for sale:
What distinguishes finger rosaries from other types of rosaries is that they can be used for praying literally anywhere since they can be easily spun many times around the finger. Also called one decade rosaries, finger rosaries make perfect gifts for First Communion and Confirmation.
To learn everything else about rosaries like their history, their origin, the proper way to pray with them and more, read our blog “Everything You Need to Know About Rosaries”.
Rosaries can also be categorized according to their material. Olive wood rosaries have been manufactured in Bethlehem for hundreds of years, with their beads made from olive pits. Today, our rosary beads are made either entirely of olive wood, crystals with attractive colors, or different types of beautiful gemstones.
Olive Wood Rosaries:
These crystal rosaries are available in a huge variety of colors, check them out!
We have a diverse collection of gemstone rosaries such as Turquoise, Pink Coral, Red Coral, Hematite, Jade, and Malachite.
In addition, we have silver plated and gold plated rosaries, and others made of Mother of Pear and Copper Antique. Notice that the vast majority of our rosaries have a centerpiece to addition to the pendant.
We, the Bethlehem Handicrafts’ team, are so proud to put the Holy Land in your hand by giving you a variety of the best and the most outstanding original Bethlehem’s olive wood carvings with the best quality made in the Holy Land.