Last night I retired to the privacy of the spare bedroom and rummaged through my suitcase, extracted a velvet drawstring bag containing my chaplet of Our Lady Star of the Sea. Stella Maris medal and metal findings, all sterling; beads of blue coral. Stella Maris, ora pro nobis. I prayed the chaplet. Our Lady Star of the Sea, help and protect us! Sweet mother, I place this cause in thy hands.
Color me crypto-Catholic.