I have started thinking of today’s feast day as “Our Lady of the Victorious Rosary,” combining the previous and present names.
I guess I am surprised/not surprised that the 450th anniversary of the Battle of Lepanto has gotten so little attention. The other day when I noticed it was thus, my first thought was this can’t be accurate since there was no lead up to this I saw.
Today I am going to start reading “The Galleys of Lepanto” by Jack Beeching. Chris Check of Catholic Answers previously recommended this book on one of the episodes of the Chesterton Societies, “Troubadours.” As I remember, he referenced that this is a compelling read even if there are better histories of this battle out there. To obtain this book, I had to hunt up a used version to buy. I will also listen to his narration of Chesterton’s poem Lepanto today.
I am also starting a 54 Day Rosary Novena.