Recently in the comments box, someone named Wayne wrote:
“I can say with 100% certainty that Mary can’t hear your prayers. This cruel joke pushed on you by the catholic church has made untold peoples prayer gone unanswered.”
Here’s my standard reply to these sort of the objections. AT&T can connect my cellphone so that I can talk to a man in India without wires. I can get emails and texts on my cellphone. Through Facebook and Twitter and I can get immediate and live updates from all my friends and family – hundreds of people at the same time.
Are you really suggesting that the Holy Ghost lacks the technology to do the same? Are you suggesting that AT&T, Facebook, or the makers of the iPhone can outscore God in the realm of communication?
So Neil Armstrong can walk on the moon and talk to Houston, but the Blessed Virgin Mary or Saint Paul or Saint Anthony cannot get a text message? This just doesn’t make sense.
And just in case you need Biblical proof that that those in Heaven have a “3G Network” with those living down here on earth, here it is:
“And when he had opened the book, the four living creatures and the four and twenty ancients fell down before the Lamb, having every one of them harps and golden vials full of odours, which are the prayers of saints.” (Revelation 5:8, D-R)
In Revelation, the twenty-four “ancients” or “elders” symbolize the saints of 12 Tribes of Israel (Old Testament) and the saints of the 12 Apostles of the Church (New Testament). They are humans living in the sight of God.
These humans have “golden vials” full of the “prayers of the saints” on earth. In other words, they have access to our prayers and they are actively offering these prayers to the Lamb of God who is Jesus Christ our Lord.
Sweet Mary, Mother of Christ and His faithful, pray for us.
PS: Even better than AT&T, within the communion of the saints, your “call” never gets dropped when you’re speaking to Our Divine Lord, to His Mother, or to any of his beloved angels and saints. Full signal bars without fail since AD 33.