Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary Resource Round-Up
The feast of Our Lady of Victory or Our Lady of the Rosary is right around the corner. It is only a few days away, in fact.
I find this particular Marian feast day very interesting. The history behind it and how the feast day came to be is really quite fascinating. It is rooted in the power of Our Lady’s amazing intercession and, naturally, the power of praying the Rosary.
The feast of Our Lady of the Rosary, or as it was originally called the feast of Our Lady of Victory, came to be because of a battle. Yes! That’s right! Pope Saint Pius V named October 7 the feast of Our Lady of Victory because of the victory of the battle of Lepanto. He attributed the Christians’ victory in the battle to Our Lady’s powerful intercession through the Rosary.
The story behind this feast day is really amazing. Our last Immaculata Kids letter for the month of October tells the story about Pope Saint Pius V, the battle of Lepanto, and Our Lady of the Rosary.
Five Free Resources
To help you celebrate this special feast day, I have rounded up 5 free and fun resources.
If you have a resource that you would like added to this list, please don’t hesitate to mention it in the comment section below.
I found this really adorable colouring page of Our Lady of the Rosary with the child Jesus from the Immaculate Heart Coloring Pages website. You can find that here:
How to Pray the Rosary Coloring Page for Children
Another coloring page. This How to Pray the Rosary Coloring Page comes from thecatholickid.com website. I have linked to their coloring pages in other feast day round-up posts. This particular coloring page is more appropriate for older children, but younger children might just like to color in the picture of Mary and the Rosary.
Here is yet another coloring page. This one features Our Lady giving Saint Dominic the Rosary. This coloring page is from the Religio Cando website.
You can get some fun printable Mini Rosary Books from drawn2bcreative.com. They can be a fun activity to make and your children can use them whenever you go to pray the Rosary as a family.
You can get the Joyful Mysteries Mini Rosary Book for free on the drawn2bcreative website using the link below.
Animated Rosary for Kids
If you want to make prayer time a little bit interesting tonight, you could try letting the kids watch/pray the Rosary using this Animated Rosary for Kids video on YouTube. Here are the Joyful mysteries:
Bonus Free Resource
I have one more free resource. This bonus resource is a set of eight printable prayer cards.
Hail, Mary Prayer Cards
Here is a set of eight printable prayer cards that feature a picture of Mary on one side and the Hail, Mary prayer on the other side.
Celebrating this feast day
There are many special ways in which you can celebrate any feast day. Making a special meal, baking a yummy dessert, having a tea party, going to Mass, taking a trip to a Shrine, or using some of the free resources listed above. As Catholics, we have so many opportunities throughout the year to celebrate and merry make.
If your family has any special traditions for the feast of Our Lady of the Rosary, please share them with us! I love hearing about the different ways in which people celebrate feast days.