Episode 12: The Battle of Lepanto

In this episode, I revisit an epic naval battle that determined the fate of Christian Europe in 1571. This event represents a turning point between the daunting forces of the Ottoman Empire against a splintered and leaderless Holy League. The outcome of the battle would determine not only who would control the flow of commerce in the Mediterranean but also shape if Europe would remain Christian or be Muslim dominated. Pope Pius V called on all Christians to pray the rosary on October 7th to bring much-needed spiritual intercession in a time of desperation.


The Battle of Lepanto
YouTube video
G.K. Chesterton poem
Catholic Answers

More from this show


Episode 12