Can Catholics pray using icons?


#1

I’ll be coming into the Church this Easter, and I have been looking forward to this for a whole year now. Is it all right for Catholics to pray using icons in the same fashion Orthodox Christians do? I come from a Protestant background, so I’m obviously not familiar with icons; but I’m very willing to pray in front of them because I’m well aware that it is not idolatrous. So what saith Rome?


#2

Yes, of course, Catholics may pray using icons. In fact, many Catholics in the Eastern rites of the Church – which are fully in union with Rome – do use icons to facilitate their prayer.


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