Thursday, August 6, 2015

Feast of the Transfiguration

Happens to be my favorite mystery of the rosary.  

In 1456, the Kingdom of Hungary repulsed an Ottoman invasion of the Balkans by breaking the Siege of Belgrade. News of the victory arrived in Rome on August 6 where the pope extended the feast to the entire Church.  

John Hunyadi and St. John of Capistrano rejected Sultan Mehmed II claim to the great Christian kingdom of Hungary.  

Statue of John Hunyadi by Pál Pátzay

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