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Why are the saints and Mary so important to Catholics?

vid-SaintsMary-7pillarsIn the video below, Matthew Kelly explains why the saints and Mary are so important to Catholics. We believe that Mary and the saints are dead in this life, but live on in the next. We call to them to ask them to pray for us, just as we would ask our family and friends to pray for us when we encounter struggle.

Video transcript

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About Matthew Kelly

One of the most passionate Catholic speakers and authors of our time, Matthew Kelly is a native of Sydney, Australia.  As a teenager, Kelly discovered what he calls the “genius of Catholicism” and has spent the past two decades inspiring millions of men, woman, and children to explore the faith in a fresh way. More than four million people have attended his seminars and presentations in more than fifty countries.