New Spiritual Rosary Crusade to Totally Disable Militant Jihadist Muslims and for Peace
In the 16th century, militant Muslims were on the verge of defeating all of Christendom. Pope Pius V called Christendom to a Rosary Crusade and for an alliance to defeat the invading Muslims. The Christian and Muslim fleets met on October 7, 1571, at Lepanto, off the coast of Greece. Before moving to the attack, the 65,000 Christian sailors continually prayed the Rosary.
The first Missionary Image of Our Lady of Guadalupe was in the Christian fleet’s flagship under the command of Admiral Andrea Doria. The image was sent by the Archbishop of Mexico City to King Philip II of Spain. The King directed that it be placed in the Admiral’s cabin. In the midst of the battle the Admiral reportedly knelt before the image and begged Mary’s help.
Through the prayers of the Rosary, the Christians won the battle and freed over 10,000 Christian galley slaves from the Muslim ships. The Muslim fleet and its threat to Christendom was defeated.
The Venetian Senate wrote to the other States which had taken part in the battle, “It was not generals nor battalions nor arms that brought us victory, but it was Our Lady of the Rosary.” October 7, the date of the Battle of Lepanto, is now the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary.
I want to join the new Spiritual Rosary Crusade to Totally Disable Militant Jihadist Muslims and for Peace.
I pledge to turn to Our Lady of Guadalupe and pray at least one Rosary per week, and, if possible, more than one through her intercession for the intentions of peace and the conversion of Militant Jihadist Muslims to the one true God.