STELLA MARIS - *STAR OF THE SEA

Our guiding star
When the storm of temptation arises,
when you are amidst the reefs and shoals of tribulation,
fix your gaze on the Star of the Sea.
Call upon Mary.

Do the billows of anger, of avarice, of lust
batter against your soul – invoke her name.
In perils and sorrows and fears
fix your gaze on the Star of the Sea.
Call upon Mary.

Under her protection, you shall know no fear.
Under her guidance, you shall not falter.
Under her patronage, you shall reach your goal.
Fix your gaze on the Star of the Sea.
Call upon Mary.
(St. Bernard)

*" STAR OF THE SEA"* is an ancient title for the Blessed Virgin Mary, first used in the 9th century, translated from the Latin "Stella Maris". This title emphasizes Mary's role as a sign of hope and as a guiding star for Christians. Mary, Star of the Sea, is believed to intercede as a guide and protector of those who travel or seek their livelihoods on the sea. Under this title, she is patroness of the Catholic missions to seafarers and many local churches are aptly named STAR OF THE SEA or Stella Maris
Mary, Star of the Sea
Hail, Star of the Sea, God's loving Mother and ever a Virgin, Heaven's fair gate. You who received that "Ave" from Gabriel's lips, establish us in peace, reversing the name 'Eva." Break the sinner's fetters, bring light to the blind, drive away our ills and ask for us every blessing. Show yourself a Mother. May He who, born for us, deigned to be your Son, receive our prayers through you. Virgin without equal, gentle beyond all others, win us pardon for our sins, and make us gentle and pure. Make it your care that our lives are without sin. Arrange a safe journey for us, so that we may see Jesus and rejoice together forever.
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