MANILA-Roman Catholics seeking heavenly intercession can now text message the Virgin Mary from their mobile phones.
"Text Mary" allows users to send prayers via Short Message Service (SMS), which are then relayed to churches. Priests read the prayers during Mass.
The new service, introduced by local business Naimar Management Inc. under contract to churches, costs 2.5 pesos (5 yen) per prayer.
The service capitalizes on both Filipino’s religious ardor and their zeal for text messaging.
About 100 million SMS messages are sent in the Philippines every day-roughly twice the world average [Source]
Whenever I IM Mary I just keep getting "Do wutevA he tells U" back. Though the internet is much like the Communion of Saints. Each saint has an I.P. address – Intercessory Prayer. Though there is never any packet loss and messaging is truly instant. Of course Christ being the head of the Mystical Body in this case also acts as the backbone for messaging in the Communion of Saints. Though I do wonder when we ask the Old Testament Saints to pray for us if it goes over Esthernet.