Promises To Those Who Sing “Ave Maris Stella”

January 22, 2016 17 Comments

A little history behind this beautiful piece : 

Ave Maris Stella is a song often sung in times of calamities.

During a riot at Rome, a mob came to the house where St. Bridget lived. A leader talked of burning Bridget alive!

She prayed to Our Blessed Lord to know if she should flee to safety and He assured her to stay, saying: "It doesn't matter if they plot thy death. My power will break the malice of thy enemies: If mine crucified me, it is because I permitted it."

The Blessed Virgin added: "Sing as a group the Ave Maris Stella and I will guard you from every danger."

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Hail Star of the Sea

Hail, thou Star of ocean,
Portal of the sky !
Ever Virgin Mother
Of the Lord most high !

Oh ! by Gabriel's Ave,
Uttered long ago,
Eva's name reversing,
Stablish peace below.

Break the captive's fetters ;
Light on blindness pour ;
All our ills expelling,
Every bliss implore.

Show thyself a Mother ;
Offer Him our sighs,
Who for us Incarnate
Did not thee despise.

Virgin of all virgins !
To thy shelter take us :
Gentlest of the gentle !
Chaste and gentle make us.

Still, as on we journey,
Help our weak endeavor ;
Till with thee and Jesus
We rejoice forever.

Through the highest heaven,
To the Almighty Three,
Father, Son, and Spirit,
One same glory be.  Amen.


Ave Maris Stella

Ave, Maris Stella,
Dei Mater alma,
Atque semper virgo,
Felix coeli porta.

Sumens illud Ave
Gabrielis ore,
Funda nos in pace,
Mutans Evae nomen.

Solve vincia reis
Profer lumen caecis,
Mala nostra pelle,
Bona cuncta posce.

Monstra te esse Matrem,
Sumat per te preces
Qui pro nobis natus,
Tulit esse tuus.

Virgo singularis,
Inter omnes mitis,
Nos culpis solutos
Mites fac et castos.

Vitam praesta puram,
Iter para tutum;
Ut videntes Jesum
Semper collaetemur.

Sit laus Deo Patri,
Summo Christo decus,
Spiritui Sancto,
Tribus honor unus.  Amen.


Love and Blessings, Wendy C.

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17 Responses

Lucy Frederick
Lucy Frederick

November 03, 2016

Thank you so very much for posting this hymn to OUR BLESSED MOTHER. I had never heard this song. It is beautiful.


January 24, 2016

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Mary sue
Mary sue

January 23, 2016

Love the vintage print of ave maris stella…the one w gold stars…where can i purchase a copy for my cottage?
Thanks and God,bless your ministry.

Cindy Snipes
Cindy Snipes

January 22, 2016

Thank you so much Wendy! This beautiful song to our Holy Mother, has special significance to me. I was born & still live on Galveston Island, Tx. In the year 1900, Galveston was struck by a terrible Hurricane, in which an estimated 10,000 residents lost their lives. It is still the worst natural disaster on record for the U.S.

During the fierce storm, the song “Ave Stella Maris”, was repeatedly sung by all of the terrified children who lived in a large Orphanage run by the Ursuline Sisters. The Sisters tried to calm the
little ones while the water kept rising. Eventually the three story building collapsed all but 2 children and all of the Sisters lost their lives.

I just turned 57 yrs old and do you know, this is the first time I have listened to this hauntingly beautiful melody.
I will keep this always. :-)

Thank you again and May God Bless you and family.
Ave Maria!?
Cindy Snipes

Laura Crane
Laura Crane

January 22, 2016

Dear Wendy and Family, I too had never heard the words or melody of this beautiful song. I thought I had heard all of the beautiful songs to our Blessed Mother. Thank you and blessings to all of you. Sincerely, Laura

Roanna Maczala
Roanna Maczala

January 22, 2016

The Ave Maris Stella was beautifully sung! THANK YOU for sharing it with us and I THANK you and your family for EVERYTHING you do in the name of Our Lord! Bless you all!


May 15, 2015

I really wish there were more arcitles like this on the web.


May 15, 2015

I really wish there were more arcitles like this on the web.

Patty M.
Patty M.

February 28, 2015

Very beautiful, Wendy, thanks so much for sharing. I have saved this and will share also. I had heard of the Ave Maris Stella but never had the melody or the words. Love the beautiful latin hymns. God bless!


February 24, 2015

i liked it so much i had i write it so i can remember it . thank you


February 24, 2015

Wendy, thank you very much.

This is very beautiful, it is a great way to start my day, I felt much peace after listening to it.

The Lord richly bless you and your family.


February 24, 2015

Absolutely beautiful, Wendy. I have never heard of this prayer!! Any way to get the music to play on piano?

Laura LaMaestra
Laura LaMaestra

February 23, 2015

Thank you, so much, for posting this!! I was baptised at St. Stella Maris in S. Philly, January of 1955, and that is the last time I was there (I was 3 months old) and REALLY felt the beautiful call in this beautiful chant. I must make a “pilgrimage” there. Thank you, again.

Deb Eklof
Deb Eklof

February 23, 2015

Thank you Wendy for sharing the most beautiful, inspiring video
of the Ave Maris Stella, that I have ever heard or seen! I’m a shut
in and seldom make it to Mass, and I greatly appreciate when you
take the time to share beautiful reminders of our wonderful, great
faith with us! I love looking forward to all you share with us on a
daily basis. You are in my prayers. Thanks again for sharing!!

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph,

Dianne Wright
Dianne Wright

February 23, 2015

This is AMAZING!!! It is so inspiring, motivating and breathtaking!! There are no words to express the feelings that it awakens in my soul. Thank you for doing this for us. I know the Lord will bless you for touching so many souls! Thank You, again.

Jo Ann Gerling
Jo Ann Gerling

February 23, 2015

we are doing the St. Louis de Montfort consecration.
What is the tune for the Ave Maris Stella?

Kathleen Baglio
Kathleen Baglio

February 23, 2015

Thank you Wendy,
This is beautiful.

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