Mary and God the Father: Additional Aspects©

The charts below are direct quotes from Post-Vatican II Magisterial Documents concerning the theme, God the Father and Mary: Additional Aspects. 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.

For an index of the documents used in the study see: List of Magisterial Documents
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Documents I. Mary and God the Father / 6. Other
Lumen Gentium, 1964
  • presented him to the Lord in the temple 57
  • presented him to the Father in the temple 61
  • Catechesi Tradendae, 1979
  • What kind of catechesis would it be that failed to give their full place to...her role in the mystery of salvation. 30
  • Redemptoris Mater, 1987 [Note fundamental premise: plan of salvation, eternal, providential plan of the Most Holy Trinity is the central reality of Revelation and of faith.]
    The VM in Intellectual and Spiritual Formation, 1988
  • She presented him to the Father in the Temple. (LG 61, cf. 56, 58) 7
  • Veritatis Splendor, 1993
  • At the foot of the cross, when she accepts John as her son, when she asks, together with Christ, forgiveness from the Father for those who do not know what they do (cf. Lk 23:34), Mary experiences, in perfect docility to the Spirit, the richness and the universality of God's love, which opens her heart and enables it to embrace the entire human race. 120
  • Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1994
    Fidei Depositum, 1992
  • Trinity and Mary: 1024, 1053, 2097 [BB]
  • 1053 We believe that the multitude of those gathered around Jesus and Mary in paradise forms the Church of heaven where in eternal blessedness they see God as he is and where they are also, to various degrees, associated with the holy angels in the divine governance exercised by Christ in glory, by interceding for us and helping our weakness by their fraternal concern." (Paul VI, CPG  29)

    Vita Consecrata, 1996
  • Consecrated life looks to her as the sublime model of consecration to the Father [based on LG 53]. 28

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