||The ocean resort town of Monte Hermoso celebrates its patronal day in
November - late spring in southern Argentina. In the afternoon, the image
of Our Lady Star of the Sea processes from the parish Church of Stella
Maris to the beach. After prayers and blessing of the sea, the procession
continues by boat, stopping along the way to pray for the naval station.
Back on land, the group offers prayers for the nation in the new Civic
Center before returning to the church for mass. An evening concert by a
military band concludes the evening.
Statue in new parish church of Stella Maris (opened
1984), from "Parroquia Stella Maris," www.monteweb.com.ar/iglesia/interior.htm
Our Lady in her boat, en route to the sea, from
"Monte Hermoso," montenoticias.com