Star of the Sea Stella Maris 2 Candle Set with Prayer in the Back
- Set of 2 candles 8 inches tall, prayer in the back
- intercede as a guide and protector of seafarer
The title has been in use since the at least the early medieval period. Originally 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 "guiding star" on the way to Christ. Under this name, the Virgin Mary is believed to intercede as a guide and protector of seafarers in particular, the Apostleship of the Sea, and many coastal churches are named Stella Maris or Star of the Sea.
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