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A convert struggling with praying to Mary (III/IV)

August 21, 2009 by  
Filed under Fr. Bartunek, Mary, Mary, Prayer

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Dear Father John, I am a convert to the Catholic faith, and I still have difficulties with Mary. Don’t get me wrong – I believe all the dogma and doctrine fully, but when it comes to praying to Mary, I don’t seem to get it. What role is she supposed to have in my pursuit of holiness and spiritual growth? We have already looked briefly at the source of Mary’s greatness and the power of her... Read More

A convert struggling with praying to Mary (IV/IV)

August 17, 2009 by  
Filed under Fr. Bartunek, Mary, Mary, Prayer

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Father John, I am a convert to the Catholic faith, and I still have difficulties with Mary. Don’t get me wrong – I believe all the dogma and doctrine fully, but when it comes to praying to Mary, I don’t seem to get it. What role is she supposed to have in my pursuit of holiness and spiritual growth? She has the role of helping you cling more closely to her Son, Jesus Christ – that’s... Read More

A convert struggling praying to Mary (II/IV)

August 10, 2009 by  
Filed under Fr. Bartunek, Mary, Mary, Prayer, Saints

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Dear Father John, I am a convert to the Catholic faith, and I still have difficulties with Mary. Don’t get me wrong – I believe all the dogma and doctrine fully, but when it comes to praying to Mary, I don’t seem to get it. What role is she supposed to have in my pursuit of holiness and spiritual growth? God in his wisdom has given us a mother in the order of grace, Mary. He didn’t have... Read More

A convert struggling with praying to Mary (I/IV)

August 3, 2009 by  
Filed under Fr. Bartunek, Mary, Prayer

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Dear Father John, I am a convert to the Catholic faith, and I still have difficulties with Mary. Don’t get me wrong – I believe all the dogma and doctrine fully, but when it comes to praying to Mary, I don’t seem to get it. What role is she supposed to have in my pursuit of holiness and spiritual growth? This is a great question for the month of August, with the Solemnity of Mary’s Assumption... Read More

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