The first major Rosary miracle, and one of the most impressive, is the one that occurred at the Battle of Lepanto. In 1571 the Christian army, after intense devotion with the Rosary, succeeded in one of the greatest naval victories in the Battle of Lepanto against the powerful Turks. The sixty-five thousand men prayed the Rosary for three hours. Finally, after these devotions, the men were given absolution (forgiveness of their sins). The Turks had nearly three times more troops.
Two months later, at the Battle of Lepanto, the united Christian fleet destroyed the Ottoman fleet, but was unable to take advantage of this victory. The Ottomans quickly rebuilt their naval forces, and Venice was forced to negotiate a separate peace, ceding Cyprus to the Ottomans and paying a tribute of 300,000 ducats. Depictions of the Ottoman Navy during the battle of Lepanto
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The Allegory of the Battle of Lepanto is a painting by Paolo Veronese. The lower half of the painting shows the events of the battle of Lepanto, whilst at the top a female personification of Venice is ... Wikipedia Artist: Paolo Veronese Dimensions: 5′ 7″ x 4′ 6″ Location: Gallerie dell'Accademia Media: Oil paint Created: 1572 Period: Mannerism