Have no anxiety at all, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, make your requests known to God. Then the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.
Phil 4:6-7

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Ave Stella Maris

Hail bright star of ocean, 
God's own Mother blest, 
Ever sinless Virgin, 
Gate of heavenly rest 
Taking that sweet Ave 
Which from Gabriel came, 
Peace confirm within us, 
Changing Eva's name. 
Break the captives' fetters, 
Light on blindness pour, 
All our ills expelling, 
Every bliss implore. 
Show thyself a Mother; 
May the Word Divine, 
Born for us thy Infant, 
Hear our prayers through thine 
Virgin all excelling, 
Mildest of the mild, 
Freed from guilt, preserve us, 
Pure and undefiled. 
Keep our life all spotless, 
Make our way secure, 
Till we find in Jesus 
Joy for evermore 
Through the highest heaven 
To the Almighty Three 
Father, Son, and Sprit 
One same glory be, 


  1. That is one of my absolute favorite prayers!

  2. Thank you! Offering the prayer for you and your family. ~ Rosemary

  3. Love this. I always wanted a daughter named Stella Maris, in honor of the Blessed Mother.


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