"Naturally I always pray first and foremost to our Lord, with whom I am united simply by old acquaintances, so to speak. But I also invoke the saints. I am friends with Augustine, with Bonaventure, with Thomas Aquinas. Then one says to such saints also: 'Help me!' And the Mother of God is, in any case, always a major point of reference. In this sense I commend myself to the communion of saints. With them, strengthened by them, I then talk with the dear Lord also, begging, for the most part, but also in thanksgiving--or quite simply being joyful."
(taken from my personal review on Amazon) for
Light of the World: The Pope, The Church and The Signs Of The Times