I am very comfortable with the idea of praying to Mary and the Saints for their intercession. Asking for prayers from those so close to God is very logical. My question is, how do we know when we’ve gone too far in venerating the Saints?
Words like, “our life, our sweetness and our hope” in the Hail Holy Queen are sometimes difficult for me to say, because I feel like I may be giving too much honor to Mary. I fully trust in the authority of the Church, or I would not have converted to the Faith. I just would like to know to what extent are Saints, especially Mary, able to bless us, and when have we gone too far?