Collection: Mary, Star of the Sea

ARTIST: Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS


Why is Mary called Star of the Sea?

It is believed that the beautiful title for Mary – Our Lady Star of the Sea originates from a mistranslation of her name from Hebrew, Miryam, meaning drop of the sea, into the Latin Stilla Maris or Stella Maris, Star of the Sea.

Her feast day is September 27.

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The title “Stella Maris" first arose back in the 5th Century when St. Jerome translated Mary's Hebrew name Miryam, which means “drop of the sea" to the Latin “Stilla Maris". Mary later went from a “drop in the ocean" to the “star of the sea" when “Stilla Maris" became “Stella Maris."