Intercession of someone who is not a Saint
Is it o.k. to ask for prayer intercession for someone who is not a Saint? The particular person I am interested in is Father Solanus Casey. Thank you for taking the time to review my question.
Answer by Rev. Mark J. Gantley, JCL on 11/7/2008:
I am not familiar with Father Casey. However, intercession of someone resulting in a miracle is required in order to be declared blessed (and another one again before being canonized), so in such situations, the intercession is being requested of someone who is not a saint. So I don't think that it is a problem.
However, does this does carry the risk of being ineffective.