Apostleship of the Sea - Stella Maris
The special work of the church is known as Apostolatus Maris -
Apostleship of the Sea, for it is the Church's official
work of caring for people who work on the sea on ships
or fishing vessels.
The principal patroness is Mary the Mother of God who, in the
Litany of Our Lady, is amongst many titles, called STAR
OF THE SEA.
As the STARS have been navigational aids for centuries, our title
is apt. When we have our own centre, we usually call it
STELLA MARIS or in English: STAR OF THE SEA.
Let brotherly love
continue. Do not neglect to show hospitality, for
through it some have entertained angels without knowing
it. (Hebrews 13.1-2)