Most of us have been offering the Litany and Novena to Our Lady of Victory, which was completed yesterday.
Today we honor Our Lady of the Rosary, who is Our Lady of Victory. This title is her preferred title, as she revealed on October 13, 1917, at her last public appearance at Fatima.
Our Lady of Victory! This great Victory can never be in doubt, for it is proclaimed by heaven. And yet the battle continues and many of us feel the great fatigue of these years. Today, our faith is sorely tried as we observe the events in Rome. That is one of the great paradoxes of the faith – precisely when our spirits are flagging, right then, the tide will turn. Let us continue then, with renewed fervor! For by her Rosary, she vanquishes heresies; to her has it been given to cleanse the Church and end this reign of apostasy and destruction. We recall today the Novena of Rosaries Prayer for those who have not already been doing it or have fallen away. Please, all who read this, take up your Rosaries again, and let’s renew our determination to beseech our Blessed Mother, Queen of the Church, to come to our aid!
OUR LADY OF THE ROSARY OF FATIMA
When the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to the shepherd children of Fatima, she identified herself as Our Lady of the Rosary. As we know, everything she says is significant. In this case, by claiming the title of Our Lady of the Rosary, the title of Our Lady of Victory was implied. For history is replete with her victories through her most Holy Rosary.
The fact that she termed herself, “Our” Lady is also significant, for that tells us clearly that she wants to be ours! Our Mother, Our Lady. For some reason, we seem to be unable to grasp the enormity of the offense we give this sweet and humble Mother of our Savior by spurning her offer to be our Mother.
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