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A NOTE FROM OUR PUBLISHER: What’s needed to combat militant secularism and pro-abortion expansionism remains identical to what turned the tide at Lepanto: trust in God and Our Lady’s intercession.

By Michael Warsaw, EWTN News, September 30, 2021

Michael WarsawFour hundred and fifty years ago this month, on Oct. 7, 1571, Christian naval forces won one of the most significant victories in global history, destroying a considerably larger fleet of the Ottoman Empire at the Battle of Lepanto off the coast of Greece.

This world-changing event, which decisively stemmed the centuries-long tide of Muslim military expansionism in the Mediterranean basin, is commemorated every Oct. 7 in the Church’s liturgical calendar, on the feast of Our Lady of the Rosary. In fact, the feast was initially known as the feast of Our Lady of Victory, a title conferred in recognition of the critical role that Marian intercessory prayer played in winning the Battle of Lepanto. …