The name of Mary means "Star of the Sea"
1. As we live in this world we are like on a boat, which symbolizes the Church, on a journey towards our destination which in Heaven. As we are on the sea, there will be storms that could endanger our lives. We must turn to Mary, the Star of the Sea, for protection.
2. The name of the Blessed Virgin Mary is celebrated as:
a. a name of honor
n. a holy name
c. a maternal name
d. a name responsive to need
3. "In dangers, in hardships, in every doubt, think of Mary, call out to Mary. Keep her in your mouth, keep her in your heart." - St. Bernard of Claivaux