Mary and God the Father©

The charts below are direct quotes from Post-Vatican II Magisterial Documents concerning the theme, God the Father and Mary. These teachings of the Catholic Church may prove useful to include in talks, in homilies or for research. For the full title and document data, click on the abbreviation code (for example, BYM leads you to the document, Behold Your Mother). This will also lead you to the complete document on this website, or assist you in locating it elsewhere.

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Documents I. Mary and God the Father
Behold Your Mother (USA), 1973
  • For we believe the Father gave her to us as a "model of virtues for whole community of the elect." [LG 65] 146
Catechesi Tradendae, 1979
  • a unique vocation 73
  • a role in the mystery of salvation 73
  • [she taught] the history of God's plan for His people 73
  • [she taught] adoration of the Father 73
The VM in Intellectual and Spiritual Formation, 1988
  • According to the doctrine of the Council, the relationship between Mary and God the Father derives from her role in relation to Christ. "When the time had fully come, God sent forth his Son, born of a that we might receive adoption as sons." (Gal 4:4-5) (LG 52) 6
To All Consecrated Persons, Marian Year, 1988
  • born of her as the "Son of Man" in order to fulfil [sic] the eternal will of the Father who "so loved the world." (cf. Jn 3:16) 22

Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1994
Fidei Depositum, 1992
Economy of Salvation/Plan of God and Mary:
Fidei Depositum, p. 5; 2 paragraphs 426, 502, 503, 969 [BB]

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