Our Catholic foundations are expressed in the symbol itself as well as the name “Stella Maris”. The elements within the symbol characterize our mission. The anchor symbolizes Hope: when the anchor is dropped at sea, it holds fast to keep the ship and crew safe - just as we hold fast to our hope in God to keep us safe. The lifesaver symbolizes Faith: when a seafarer falls into the sea, they put their trust in the lifesaver to save them - just as we put our faith in God for eternal salvation. The heart symbolizes Charity: the heart of Christ. The rays of light symbolize the Light of Christ: the light emanates from the Heart of Christ. The waves of the sea mark the environment for our mission - a source of livelihood for seafarers. Accepting and believing in Faith, Hope and Charity leads seafarers and their families to the safe harbor of Heaven..
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