Re: Why Do Catholics Pray To Mary And Other Deceased People That They Call Saints ?
Catholics began to petition the saints for their needs soon after their form of government required that they no longer immediately address the lord of the land, but bring to him their concerns via officials of the court. They started to understand the lordship of God and Jesus in this way, as removed by a degree, and so prayed to saints and guardian angels who had the privilege of free access to Him.
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