Daily Martyrology for October 7

The Feast of the Holy Rosary. Members of Rosary confraternities celebrated a feast in honor of Our Lady of the Rosary, usually on the first Sunday in October. When the Turks were defeated at Lepanto on October 7, 1571, the feast was celebrated in thanksgiving for that victory.

In the first centuries of the church, St. Justina, a martyr, who is venerated at Padua.

In 1152, in Spain, St. Martin of Valparaiso. He founded the monastery there and joined it to the Cistercian Order.

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Our daily martyrology was written by Fr. Hugh Feiss, OSB. Copyright © 2008 by the Monastery of the Ascension, Jerome, ID 83338.