Marian Monday: Ave Maris Stella

This is a prayer/ song that I have grown to love as I repeat my consecration to the Blessed Mother each year. Mary is considered to be the Star of the Sea. Because my household symbol is an anchor, and consecration to Mary is part of our spirituality, this prayer holds a special place in my heart.

Hail, O Star of the ocean,
God’s own Mother blest,
ever sinless Virgin,
gate of heav’nly rest.

Taking that sweet Ave,
which from Gabriel came,
peace confirm within us,
changing Eve’s name.

Break the sinners’ fetters,
make our blindness day,
Chase all evils from us,
for all blessings pray.

Show thyself a Mother,
may the Word divine
born for us thine Infant
hear our prayers through thine.

Virgin all excelling,
mildest of the mild,
free from guilt preserve us
meek and undefiled.

Keep our life all spotless,
make our way secure
till we find in Jesus,
joy for evermore.

Praise to God the Father,
honor to the Son,
in the Holy Spirit,
be the glory one. Amen.

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3 Responses to Marian Monday: Ave Maris Stella

  1. What household??

    I am in Stella Mariae, favorite :)

  2. Alyssa Lehto aka you bff says:

    This is one of my favorites as well. I am so glad that you are doing Marian Monday, it is a bright spot of my day!

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