Stella Maris, or, Mary, Star of the Sea, is a title of Mary believed to intercede as a guide and protector of seafarers. Saint Bernard of Clairvaux wrote: "If the winds of temptation arise; If you are driven upon the rocks of tribulation look to the star, call on Mary; If you are tossed upon the waves of pride, of ambition, of envy, of rivalry, look to the star, call on Mary. Should anger, or avarice, or fleshly desire violently assail the frail vessel of your soul, look at the star, call upon Mary."
Prayer dolls make lovely Easter basket and Christmas stocking stuffers, sacramental gifts, or just a reminder to pray.
This is the second ornament I've ordered from this seller and I will continue to use her for these items as long as she makes them. She has personalized these to specific buildings which is such a plus for my son-in-law.