Happy Feast of Mary, Help of Christians! Maria, Auxilium Christianorum, ora pro nobis! pic.twitter.com/v9foEWqgeh— Br. Joseph Gannon ن (@BrJosephOCD) May 24, 2016
|The Carmelite Friars of Holy Hill|
|photo via Johnny Manhattans|
- May 24, Our Lady Help of Christians, commemorates the defeat of one of history’s greatest generals (and most wicked men), Napoleon Bonaparte.
- August 6, The Transfiguration of Christ, was extended to the Universal Church by Pope Calixtus III to celebrate legendary Hungarian general János Hunyadi’s victory over the Turks at Belgrade in 1456. This feast has great significance for Orthodox and Eastern Rite Catholic churches.
- September 12, the Holy Name of Mary, celebrates the victory of John Sobieski and his Polish warriors over the Ottoman Turks at the gates of Vienna in 1683.
- October 7, Our Lady of the Holy Rosary, The Victory of Lepanto