During a riot at Rome, a mob came to the house where St. Bridget lived; a leader talked of burning Bridget alive. She prayed to Our Lord to know if she should flee to safety. Jesus advised her to stay: "It doesn't matter if they plot thy death. My power will break the malice of thy enemies: If Mine crucified Me, it is because I permitted it." Our Blessed Mother added: "Sing as a group the AVE MARIS STELLA and I'll guard you from every danger."

Hail Star of the Sea

Hail, thou Star of ocean
Portal of the sky
Ever Virgin Mother
Of the Lord most high.

Oh by Gabriel's Ave
Uttered long ago
Eva's name reversing
Establish peace below.

Break the captive's fetters
Light on blindness pour
All our ills expelling
Every bliss implore.

Show thyself a Mother
Offer Him our sighs
Who for us Incarnate
Did not thee despise.

Virgin of all virgins
To thy shelter take us
Gentlest of the gentle
Chaste and gentle make us.

Still as on we journey
Help our weak endeavor
Till with thee and Jesus
We rejoice forever.

Through the highest heaven
To the Almighty Three
Father, Son, and Spirit
One same glory be. Amen.

Ave Maris Stella

Ave, Maris Stella
Dei Mater alma
Atque semper virgo
Felix coeli porta.

Sumens illud Ave
Gabrielis ore
Funda nos in pace
Mutans Evae nomen.

Solve vincia reis
Profer lumen caecis
Mala nostra pelle
Bona cuncta posce.

Monstra te esse Matrem
Sumat per te preces
Qui pro nobis natus
Tulit esse tuus.

Virgo singularis
Inter omnes mitis
Nos culpis solutos
Mites fac et castos.

Vitam praesta puram
Iter para tutum
Ut videntes Jesum
Semper collaetemur.

Sit laus Deo Patri
Summo Christo decus
Spiritui Sancto
Tribus honor unus. Amen.