The Star Mary
One of the Greatest Stars
in Heaven and Here on Earth
Mary is one of the brightest stars shining in heaven and on earth.
To Mary has been applied the title "Morning Star" as seen in the last book of the Holy Bible, Revelations 2:28.
Some people say this is a reference to Jesus, who calls himself the bright morning star in Revelations 22:16.
But in this verse (2:28) it is Jesus who is saying he will give the morning star, which from the earliest church history, has been understood to be Jesus' mother Mary, who brings in the dawn of our redemption and salvation.
Mary has been called "The Star of the Sea" in poetry and preaching.
Many images of Mary - some of them very old - show one or more stars on or around Mary.
Here are some of them:
Our Lady of Guadalupe Story, Message, and History
Our Lady of Guadalupe Story is a short history of the Blessed Virgin Mary coming to Juan Diego near Mexico City in December, 1531.
On her mantle are numerous stars.
Mary had important messages and errands for Juan Diego.
Hundreds of years later, Mary has a message that, more than ever before, is important for all of us.
The Story of Mary's Miraculous Medal - and the Meaning of the Stars on the Medal
In 1830 in France Mary asked that a medal be made and given to all those in need of blessings.
On the front side of the medal, there are 12 stars around the head of Mary.
On the reverse side there are 12 stars around the symbols of the cross of Jesus and his mother, and their 2 hearts.
So many miracles, healings, cures, and conversions happened, that it was soon - and still is now - called the Miraculous Medal.
Our Lady of Perpetual Help - Miraculous Image and Story
This image of Mary is in a simple modest church in Rome, Italy.
It has a history going back many hundreds of years.
There are 2 stars on the head of Mary in this image.
Because of the many miracles that have happened over hundreds of years, this is a miraculous image.
The Story of Mary - Our Lady of Czestochowa in Poland
This image of Mary - also known as "The Black Madonna" - was painted by Saint Luke while Mary lived on earth.
It has been involved in various attacks and battles in Poland, and has been physically struck by weapons several times.
On the original wood painting a star can be seen on Mary's forehead.
Why Mary is Our Star
When Mary was born, her mother Anne saw a star, and wanted to call her "Star".
God wanted her called Mary - Miriam in the Hebrew.
But God still honors the wishes of Anne. The church from the earliest times has called Mary "the morning star" and "Star of the Sea."
At great sacrifice to herself, Mary agreed to be the Mother of Jesus.
Again, at great sacrifice to herself, Mary agreed to become our mother.
No matter how dark the times in the world or our personal lives, for each one of us, Mary is the star guiding us to the true light, guiding us to Heaven.
Mary plays an important role as Star of the Sea, guiding us even in the darkest of nights and greatest of storms.
As the morning star, Mary prepares us for the full light of day of Jesus the Son - and the Sun - of God.
Thank you Mary for all the work you have done, and continue to do for us.
Thank you for all the sacrifices and sufferings you endured to bring us so many blessings from God.
Thank your stars!
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