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Perhaps one of the most misunderstood concepts associated with the Catholic Church is the intercession of the saints. The common misconception is that Catholics pray to the saints. This misconception is perpetuated by well-meaning Catholics saying, "I prayed to Saint So-an-so."

The truth is, Catholics do not pray to saints. We say we pray to them, but we don't. What a Catholic means by praying to the saints is asking the saints to pray for us. This idea is supported by ancient Christian tradition; it is also supported in the Bible.

Hebrews 12.1 tells us, "And therefore we also having so great a cloud of witnesses over our head, laying aside every weight and sin which surrounds us, let us run by patience to the fight proposed to us:" Who are these witnesses. Hebrews 11 gives us a litany of Old Testament saints, telling us about how the overcame the impossible or did the did the impossible through faith. It ends by saying, "God providing some better thing for us, that they should not be perfected without us." (Hebrews 11:40)

In the book of Revelation, we observe what appears to be a glorious Mass in which the Lord visits the earth with judgements. In chapter 7, the saints in heaven are parying for the saints on earth. In fact, frequently throughout Revelation, the saints in heaven are praying, or praising. It doesn't even make sense to suggest that people who prayed constantly on earth would suddenly stop when they reach heaven!

Put simply, a patron saint is a saint with authority in a matter. Jesus said that those who prove faithful over much would rule over much. So it is with the saints. For example, St Jude Thaddeus is the patron saint for impossible causes. Our Lady, the Virgin Mary, is patroness over much of the Church and its activities under various titles. Torah's Light Ministries invokes Her intercession under the title of "Our Lady of Good Remedy."

Torah's Light is under the patronage of Our Lady of Good Remedy, St. John the Baptist, and the Infant of Prague. out Lord, Jesus.


Our Lady of Good Remedy St. John the Baptist Infant of Prague


Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, "I am the light of the world:
he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life"—John 8:12



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