Our Lady of the Rosary is the title finally given to Our Lady of Victories. The complete and decisive victory over the Ottoman Empire was attributed to the intercession of Mary and especially through the prayers of the Rosary. The Rosary is a prayer that has been used by Christians since the time of St. Dominic who – legend has it – received the Rosary from Mary herself.
The appeal of the prayer of the Rosary could be attributed to many things: miracles associated with the recitation of the Rosary, the scriptural and Christocentric nature of the Hail Mary and Our Father prayers, the repetition that calls to mind the recitation of the 150 Psalms. This prayer is used to meditate on the mysteries of Christ’s life, His Passion, death, and Resurrection. It can also be used in a more contemplative way by allowing the mind and heart to cling to the mysteries of our faith with love and the help of the Blessed Virgin.