Prayers to the saints unite us with those who enjoy the eternal vision of God in heaven. They see our needs, hear our prayers and intercede to God for us. We are the Pilgrim Church on Earth journeying toward our God. One task we have is to pray for those who have died loving God, but because of some fault must undergo a time of purification.
Those in heaven, we on earth, and those in Purgatory are members of Christ’s Mystical Body who find a ready advocate in our spiritual mother Mary. It was God who asked that she consent to give birth to His Son, our Redeemer. It is Mary who intercedes to God for us. God can refuse His Mother nothing when she requests a favor for our spiritual welfare.