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Le Rozel


Pointe du Rozel

Stella Maris ou Madonne du Rozel

Stella Maris or Our Lady of Le Rozel

ancient title for the Virgin Mary. The words Star of the Sea are a translation of the Latin title Stella Maris
Joseph Bataille

Le Rozel /  Stella Maris ou Madonne du Rozel   Le Rozel /  Stella Maris ou Madonne du Rozel


Stone statue of St. Mary standing in a boat and holding a compass.


The statue of 'Maris Stella' (The Star of the Sea) was erected to protect sailors, in particular the fishermen of Le Rozel.

Depictions of Saint Mary

Saint Mary, as the mother of Jesus Christ, has a central role in the life of the Roman Catholic Church. The Roman Catholic veneration of her as the Blessed Virgin Mary has grown over time both in importance and manifestation, not only in prayer but in art, poetry and music. She is usually depicted as a beautiful young woman, with a (blue) mantle. In the majority of the depictions she is having the Infant Jesus in her arms or on her lap.
Attributes of Saint Mary: The Infant Jesus sometimes has some attributes too:



Locatie (N 49°28'28" - W 1°50'43") (Satellite view: Google Maps)

Item Code: frbn153; Photograph: 9 August 2015
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