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Beautiful Stella Marris


Our Lady, Star of the Sea is an ancient title for the Virgin Mary. The words Star of the Sea are a translation of the Latin title Stella Maris.


The title has been in use since at least the early medieval period. Purportedly arising from a scribal error in a supposed etymology of the name Mary, it came to be seen as allegorical of Mary's role as a "guiding star" on the way to Christ. Under this name, the Virgin Mary is believed to intercede as a guide and protector of seafarers. The Apostleship of the Sea and many coastal churches are named Stella Maris or Star of the Sea.


8x10  11x14 on fine art paper

Giclee on fine art paper

larger prints on canvas available by request 3-4 weeks wait

Original in water color/mixed media and in private collection

Stella Marris Art print Mary and baby Jesus

  • Saints and angels

     Melissa's Original prints

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