Stella Maris is Latin for of Star of the Sea, an ancient title of the Virgin Mary popular during medieval times. The idea of Mary as a guiding star pointing towards her son Jesus struck a cord for seafarers and led to a devotion to her in many Catholic coastal and fishing communities.
"If the winds of temptation arise; If you are driven upon the rocks of tribulation look to the star, call on Mary; If you are tossed upon the waves of pride, of ambition, of envy, of rivalry, look to the star, call on Mary. Should anger, or avarice, or fleshly desire violently assail the frail vessel of your soul, look at the star, call upon Mary." St. Bernard
My original illustration, drawn first in pen and digitally colored, printed on 80 lb. stock and your choice to be mailed as is or for an additional cost finished with a nice heavy lamination. All cards are trimmed by hand (typically mine or one of my two dogs) making them truly a non mass produced item that is unique and created with care.
All cards can be personalized on the reverse to celebrate confirmations, baptisms, first communions, church groups, weddings or anniversaries. Minimum order of 12. There is a $20 design fee and will need a 2 or 3 week turnaround time. Please inquire for more information.
Card size is 2.5 x 4.5 inches, with a prayer on the reverse written by Pope John Paul II.
Prayer cards are nice little reminders to take small moments out of our hectic days for reflection. Perfect to use as a bookmark, stick in a mirror, or anywhere eyes will happen upon it, or to tuck into a card for a wee gift to mail.
Looking for the full illustration as an art print? https://www.etsy.com/listing/748600360/stella-maris-star-of-the-sea-art-print?ref=shop_home_active_1&frs=1
Thanks for looking!
~Miss no single opportunity of making some small sacrifice, here by a smiling look, thee by a kindly word; always doing the smallest things right, and doing all for love.~ St. Therese of Lisieux
I accept all forms of payment.
Prompt payment is always appreciated with a big happy smile. After 24 hours a reminder email will be sent with pursed confused eyebrows. If no payment is received after 48 hours the order will be canceled with a deflated sad frown.
Attention Michigan customers... I regret to inform I must collect 6% sales tax.
Items will be shipped out within 3 days of receipt of payment.
All prayer cards and inexpensive items are sent through USPS First Class Mail. For items such as rosaries or jewelry over $20 in cost, I will send via Priority Mail with delivery confirmation. Orders outside of the United States ship First Class Mail. An email will be sent when the item is shipped.
Speaking of shipping orders outside the United States, please expect possibly a number of weeks to pass before delivery occurs. International buyers are responsible for any taxes, duties, tariffs, or any other type of costs that my be incurred at time of delivery.
I will ship to the address specified on your Etsy order. To avoid head scratching confusion please make sure that Etsy and PayPal address match. Unless, of course, your order is a gift purposely being sent to a different location.
Speaking of gifts, if the item is a gift please notify me at the time of purchase in which case I will include a card. Gift-wrapping is also available on request, because who doesn't get a bit excited when when the word "gift" is mentioned. Well, I do anyway.
Need it fast? Please tell me when you make your purchase and I will be happy to FedEx. An additional PayPal invoice will be sent to you with the upgraded shipping expense.
If the item is lost or stolen in shipping, we'll certainly figure out how to right the situation.
Just contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Ship items back to me within: 14 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 12 hours of purchase
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
Please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Unhappy? Goodness, we certainly can't have that. I will do my best to correct any problems, on a case by case basis. In the unfortunate event that something goes awry email or convo me right away. I want you to be truly happy with your purchase and will work with you to try to resolve any problem. Please note that any problems need to be brought to my attention within 7 days of receipt of item, after that time no refunds will be given.
Common Sense Disclaimer - Please, please remember when buying a rosary that they are not intended to be handled by children. Due to the small parts used in construction, never give to a baby or small child. In addition, I always do my best to try to use lead free materials. However, in using vintage beads and findings there is a possibility that they could contain trace amounts of lead. In purchasing any of my items you are acknowledging this disclaimer.
Jun 17, 2021
High quality item, exactly as described--even better! Very beautiful image with vivid colors on hard lamination. Excellent!
Jun 7, 2021
Nov 10, 2020
beautiful, perfect gift for sea lovers
Oct 29, 2020
This is my second order. And this I ordered a few. I really should have ordered two of these. I was named after my grandmother and she definitely will want to keep this card. And I'm not good at telling her no. 😆 But I don't mind. It's beautiful, and my grandmother deserves beautiful things. Artwork is lovely. I especially like the thick laminate. My prayer cards were packaged with care. And shipping was fast.
Sep 12, 2020
WOW what a gorgeous piece of art... Stella Maris is a favorite image.