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玫瑰月的由來 The Origin of Reciting the Rosary in October

玫瑰月的由來 (Origin of Rosary)

玫瑰聖月之由來

十六世紀土耳其極為強盛,在地中海擁有龐大的海軍艦隊,企圖橫掃歐洲,消滅基督文化。當時的教宗庇護第五乃號召聯軍禦敵,以保全聖教文化及生命之塗炭。但參加作戰的聯軍艦隊力量薄弱,與敵人勢力懸殊。教宗只有呼求天上的母親助佑了,故而通令教會恭唸玫瑰經,以求得勝利。十月七日清晨,雙方艦隊在達勒邦太海峽會戰。戰爭開始前,聯軍曾熱心恭唸了三小時的玫瑰經。戰爭時,原來有利土耳其艦隊的大風,忽然轉向變為有利聯軍了。雙方激戰,聯軍終於以弱勝強,教宗深信此次勝利乃唸玫瑰經的效力。故定十月七日為聖母玫瑰瞻禮,特以玫瑰經恭敬聖母。以後聖教會把這敬禮推廣,於是十月成了玫瑰聖母月。

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