Biblically, the reference to Mary as “Star of the Sea” is said to have come from I Kings 18:41-45.
In I Kings Chapter 18, Elijah challenges the prophets of Baal to a contest to see who could light a sacrifice by fire on Mt. Carmel. The prophets of Baal did not succeed. Then Elijah poured water on his sacrifice, prayed to God, and the sacrifice was consumed by fire. Afterwards, Elijah told his servants to look toward the sea. The servant returned six times and said there was nothing there. Elijah ordered the servant to go back again, and the servant returned to report seeing a cloud as small as a man’s hand rising up from the sea. The sky then grew black and heavy rain fell on the land, which had been experiencing a severe drought.
Devotion to Mary as Star of the Sea has special meaning to those of the Carmelite Order. The first Carmelite Monastery founded in the 12th century on the hills of Mt. Carmel was named Stella Maris. According to Carmelite tradition, the cloud that descended over the sea after Elijah’s sacrifice on Mt. Carmel was consumed is said to be the Star of Mary–a sign of hope.
For centuries, Our Lady, Star of the Sea has been a guiding light of hope to those that sail the seven seas. Mary can also be a guiding light to Christ for us as we struggle with the storms of life.

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Château de Goulaine, Loire Valley, near Nantes, France.
The Château de Goulaine is a former château-fort or castle, now a country house.
The Goulaine family ownership of the estate continued uninterrupted until 1788 when it was sold to a Dutch banker. This saved the château from destruction during the French Revolution. In 1858, a member of the Goulaine family reacquired the estate and maintains it today.
Apart from this this break, the château has been home to the family of the Marquis de Goulaine for over a thousand years