Star of the Sea

Mary’s Hands: How the Star of the Sea Inspires My Motherhood

Their hands were intertwined, mother and daughter.  They hadn’t seen each other for months, though they talked frequently on the phone, and there was something in the twisting of their fingers, in the contrast between younger and older, that told the story of their love for one another. Hands tell a lot about a person.  Infants curl their fists and […]

Daily Catholic Quote from St. Isidore of Seville

“Mary signifies Light-giver or Star of the Sea; for she gave birth to the Light of the World. In the Syriac tongue, however, Mary means ‘Lady’, and beautifully so, since she gave birth to the Lord.” (St. Isidore of Seville, Etymologiae; quoted by Fr. Luigi Gambero, Mary and the Fathers of the Church, Ignatius) April 4 is the optional Memorial […]