For the Philippines: Pope John Paul’s Stella Maris Prayer

O Mary, Star of the Sea,

light of every ocean, guide seafarers across all dark and stormy seas that they may reach the haven of peace and light prepared in Him who calmed the sea.

As we set forth upon the oceans of the world and cross the deserts of our time, show us, O Mary, the fruit of your womb, for without your Son we are lost.

Pray that we will never fail on life’s journey, that in heart and mind, in word and deed, in days of turmoil and in days of calm, we will always look to Christ and say, “Who is this that even wind and sea obey him?”

Our Lady Star of the Sea,
Pray for us. Amen

—Pope John Paul II

Artwork by Mickey McGrath 

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