Why do Catholics pray to Mary?

A common misconception amongst non-Catholics is that Catholics pray to Mary like she is a deity, in the same way that the ancient Greeks prayed to the goddess Athena, or Hindus pray to Shiva. Here, Mairead explains why Catholics pray to Jesus’ mother.

Being a Missionary of the World

We chat with SPEC volunteer missionary Mia, 19, who is from the United States. She tells us about her experiences being an overseas missionary, including her recent trip to Nicaragua.