Queen of the Most Holy Rosary
In the Dominican Order the first Sunday of October is "Rosary Sunday" when we honor Our Lady of the Rosary. Pope Pius V designated this day in 1571 after the great victory of Lapanto. Later, the feast of Our Lady of the Rosary was transferred to October 7th and while we celebrate the feast on this day we still celebrate Rosary Sunday as do many of our monasteries with a special "Rosary Pilgrimage." Also traditional on this day is the blessing of the roses, a custom that goes back to the 1500's.
Read another miracle of the Rosary during the bombing of Hiroshima.