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Stella Maris Feast
Stella Maris, Our Lady Star of the Sea
‘Stella Maris’ is the name by which many seafarers also know the Apostleship of the Sea. This is because ‘Stella Maris, Star of the Sea’, is an ancient title for Mary, the Mother of God, traditionally used by seafarers and others associated with the sea. Just as seafarers have traditionally depended on the stars for navigation, so they trust in the protection and guidance of Our Lady. Stella Maris is the patron of the Apostleship of the Sea. AoS commemorates the feast of Our Lady Star of the Sea with special Masses for seafarers in the month of September and October. To find out dates and times of this year's Masses please visit this page. Scroll down to see how Masses in 2017 were celebrated.
Mass was celebrated by Fr Claro Conde. Apostleship of the Sea South Coast port chaplain Reverend Roger Stone preached the homily. More on this story and link to photos can be found here.
The crew of the stricken Malaviya Seven joined in the celebration of the annual Stella Maris Mass in St Mary’s Cathedral, Aberdeen celebrated by Bishop Stephen Robson, our Bishop Promoter for Scotland. See more here.
Apostleship of the Sea (AoS) port chaplains and volunteers in the Diocese of Nottingham bring Christ into the world though their ministry with seafarers, celebrated by Bishop Patrick McKinney and the homily was preached by Fr Andrew Cole. Details here.
The ministry of Apostleship of the Sea (AoS) port chaplains is often a lifeline to seafarers who are away at sea for long periods of time, said Deacon David Cross, who preached the homily at the Mass. Go here for more.
Mass was celebrated by Bishop Stephen Robson, our Scotland Bishop Promoter at St Andrew's Cathedral Dundee. We were honoured to have the crew of the Malaviya Seven join us. Photos can be viewed here.
Mass was held in the Cathedral Church of St Mary and St Boniface, Plymouth on September 15 and celebrated by Monsignor Bart Nannery. For more details go here.
The Apostleship of the Sea (AoS) is a great example of the works of mercy and compassion which is at the heart of the Gospel, offering friendship and support and material help to seafarers in our ports, said Archbishop Peter Smith in his homily at the Stella Maris Mass in St George’s Cathedral. Full story and more photos here.
Holyrood Secondary School showed their strong support for AoS by turning out in force for the Mass in St Andrew’s Cathedral, Glasgow, celebrated by Archbishop Philip Tartaglia. More here.
Mass in honour of Our Lady Star of the Sea was celebrated by Monsignor Ronnie Brown, a former Royal Navy chaplain and AoS trustee. Click here to fnd out more.
AoS East Anglia port chaplain Patricia Ezra was commissioned during Mass held in St John the Baptist Cathedral, Norwich and celebrated by Bishop of East Anglia, the Right Reverend Alan Hopes. Click here for more information.
Sir Tom Farmer joined in the inaugural Mass held at St Mary’s Cathedral, celebrated by AoS Scotland Bishop Promoter, Stephen Robson. Find out more.