Well thank you. I’ve heard this before, and understand it is probably the correct view, but it does seem congregants understand they pray “to” a saint? The woman whose reported healing triggered the sainthood is quoted:
“I would pass his picture in the house and I would say little prayers to him for whatever our family’s needs were at the time — the children, my husband, myself. I really started to develop a very constant dialogue with him,” said Villalobos, a mother of seven.