Origin of the Mysteries of the Rosary

It was to a Dominican, Jacques Sprenger (1436-1496), founder of a Rosary Confraternity in Cologne, that the division of the mysteries into joyful, sorrowful and glorious events, which has rhythmically supported the piety of whole generations, was attributed.  There was wisdom in making of the Rosary not a particular devotion but an authentic prayer of the Church.  Pius V, that austere and devout Dominican Pope, attributed to the Rosary the victory of Lepanto where, thanks to Don Juan of Austria, the advance of the Turks into Europe was checked in 1571.  As the Venetian Senate recorded it, it was neither courage nor arms nor leaders who won the victory, but “Mary of the Rosary,” honored under the title of “Our Lady of Victory.”

 

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