Chaplet of Our Lady, Star of the Sea
For Special Needs
Our Lady Star of the Sea, Stella Maris, is the Patroness of the men who sail the seas. Saint Bonaventure reminds us that she also "guides to a landfall in Heaven those who navigate the sea of this world in the ship of innocence or penance." Ships at sea might be guided by the North Star. Our Lady, Star of the Sea, aids not only the sailors aboard those ships, she also aids all those who sail the stormy seas of life.
The Medal Prayer:
A Prayer to the Blessed Virgin
Most beautiful Flower of Mount Carmel, Fruitful Vine, Splendor of Heaven, Blessed Mother of the Son of God, Immaculate Virgin, assist me in this my necessity. O Star of the Sea, help me and show me herein you are my Mother.
Holy Mary, Mother of God, Queen of Heaven and Earth, I humbly beseech thee from the bottom of my heart, to succor me in this necessity; there are none that can withstand thy power.
First Three Beads:
One Our Father, one Hail Mary, one Glory Be on each of the three beads for Bishop Warren Boudreaux, Pope John Paul II and Father John Paul Finke.
On each of the 12 Beads, which represent the 12 Stars of Our Lady's Crown, Pray:
One Hail Mary on each bead and the following invocations:
Lady, Star of the Sea, Help and Protect us!
+Imprimatur: Bishop Warren L. Boudreaux, Bishop of Houma, Thibodaux
Confraternity of Our Lady Star of the Sea in
City, Louisiana was established by Bishop Warren L. Boudreaux on August
22, 1979. Those wishing to obtain further information concerning
The Confraternity of Our
Lady Star of the Sea
MY TREASURY OF CHAPLETS, Patricia
Invocations to Our Lady of
O Queen, who art the
beauty of Carmel, pray for us.
This invocation once
an indulgence of 300 days (S. P. Ap., Nov. 8,1921).
Fly to Thy Patronage
We fly to thy patronage, O
holy Mother of God; despise not our
in our necessities,
invocation carries a partial indulgence.
to Our Lady of Mount Carmel
from the Raccolta
O blessed Virgin,
full of grace, Queen of all Saints, how
it is for me to venerate thee under the title of our Lady of Mount
It takes me back to the days of the prophet Elias, when thou wast
on Mount Carmel under the form of the little cloud, from which, as it
there fell a kindly rain, symbolic of the sanctifying graces that come
to us from thee. Even from the days of the Apostles, thou hast been
under this mystic title; and today I am filled with joy at the thought
that we are united with those first clients of thine, and in union with
them we salute thee, saying: O beauty of Carmel, glory of Libanus, thou
purest of lilies, mystic rose in the flowering garden of the Church.
O Virgin of virgins, be mindful of me in my misery, and show thyself my
Mother. Shed upon me ever more and more the living light of that faith
which made thee blessed; inflame me with that Heavenly love wherewith
didst love thy dear Son, Jesus Christ. I am filled with miseries both
and temporal. I am straitened by many sorrows in body and soul, and I
refuge, like a child, in the shadow of thy motherly protection. Do
Mother of God, who hast such power and might, obtain for me from
Jesus, the Heavenly gifts of humility, chastity, and meekness, which
the fairest ornaments of thine Immaculate soul. Do thou grant me to be
strong in the midst of the temptations and bitterness, which so often
my spirit. And when the days of my earthly pilgrimage are accomplished
according to God's holy will, grant that my soul may obtain the glory
Paradise, through the merits of Christ and thine intercession. Amen.