This beautiful medal depicts Our Lady of the Rosary with a crown of 12 stars.  The back reads, Cofradia de Nuestra Señora del Rosario which translates to Confraternity of Our Lady of the Rosary.  This title was instituted by Pope Pius V to commemorate the defeat of the Turkish fleet at the battle of Lepanto in October, 1571. This miraculous defeat broke the back of Muslim domination and was attributed to the prayers of the Rosary confraternity in Rome. The Feast was later moved to October 7.  Many of the great saints have talked about the importance of praying the rosary. ("The bible on a string!")

Our Lady of the Rosary (#376)