Category: Mary

mary, mother of God

Why Do Catholics Pray to Mary?

All Christians agree with the practice of praying the Our Father. However, the honor given to Mary by faithful Catholics is often mistaken for worship. This is something I run across quite often. You see, most of my childhood was spent in a primarily Protestant area. While I was growing up, not one of my friends shared my Catholic faith....

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The Joyful Mysteries and the Veil

I first began practicing the optional devotion of wearing a veil seven years ago. The post, Lifting the Veil, explains the decision making process. Initially, my adult daughter and I both felt the call and chose to begin on Mother’s Day of that year. One of my more recent posts is entitled Veiling Revisited – Is It Mandatory?. There I...

Mary, the Mother of All

Recently, a non-Catholic asked me a question. Afraid that it might be a silly question (it wasn’t), she wondered if a Protestant owning an object with the image of Mary was somehow considered objectionable (it isn’t). Apparently, this dear sister in Christ has a great affinity for our Blessed Mother and finds comfort from her. What a gift! Many Catholics...