The Do’s and Don’ts of Devotion to the Saints

Devotion to the Saints—those who have gone before us into heaven—is a worthy endeavor. We can be encouraged by their example; we can be instructed by their teachings; and we can be supported by their prayers. But there’s a right and a wrong way to practice any devotion.

Today, Fr. Mark-Mary talks about Catholic devotion to the Saints and shows us how to neither become discouraged nor… weird.

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Meet Fr. Mark-Mary

Father Mark-Mary was ordained as a Franciscan Friar of the Renewal (CFR) in 2018 and lives at a friary in the Bronx.

The mission of the CFRs is to wholeheartedly embrace Jesus through fidelity to the Church and her Sacraments. Paired with their commitment to prayer, contemplation, and study of Sacred Scripture, the CFRs serve those around them, especially the poor, in the footsteps of Christ.

Discover beautiful music from the CFRs and Fr. Mark-Mary’s book Habits for Holiness: Small Steps for Spiritual Progressboth available from Ascension.