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)