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At Home with Mary and the Saints

People who are not Catholic sometimes wonder about Catholics’ devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary and the other saints. Catholic churches generally contain pictures and statues of Mary and the saints, often with vigil lights burning in front of them. Catholics will talk about their patron saints, or about praying to Saint Anthony when they have lost something. Sometimes they go on pilgrimage to Fatima or Lourdes or to the shrine of Saint Anne de Beaupre in Canada. Occasionally, it seems that Catholics are more at home with the saints than they are with the …

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