We often think of May as the month of Mary, but October is also devoted to the Blessed Mother and the Rosary. On October 7, we celebrate the feast of Our Lady of the Rosary. This memorial recalls the victory of Christian forces at the Battle of Lepanto in 1571, after Pope Pius V called for all of Europe to pray the Rosary for success.
Mary was the perfect disciple of Christ. Reflecting on the decades of the Rosary in which she figures prominently can help us see that she is also the perfect model for our own discipleship.