Catholics love to ask for the saints’ intercession, and no saint is called upon more often than Mary, the mother of Jesus. While every saint has at least some devotees within the Church, Mary is loved almost universally. Just about every Catholic has some sort of devotion to her, making her by far the most popular saint to whom to pray in times of need. However, this raises some questions for us: Why is she so special? Why is her intercession sought so much more than that of all the other saints?
The simple answer is that Mary’s intercession is more

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