The Blessed Virgin Mary plays a vital role in the history of salvation. She was chosen to become the Mother of God and given by Christ to become the Mother of All. The Church in the Philippines is called Pueblo Amante de Maria, which means a people in love with Mary. It is one of the characteristics of the Christian Faith of the Filipino people wherein their approach to Christ is through and with Mary. Mary becomes the central inspiring force in bringing about a deeper evangelization for the people to preserve and have a fuller maturity in the faith. This paper, seeks to look at Mary's place in the Catechetical Documents issued by the Catholic Church in the Philippines. In presenting the said theme, the following topics are discussed: first, Mary in Catechesis by having a general outlook on her role and mission; second, the Catechetical situation in the Philippines by looking into its context; and third, the place of Mary in the Philippine Catechetical documents by presenting her as the Inspirational Model that must be emulated especially of the Filipino people.
Andrew Joseph Chanco, University of Santo Tomas, Philippines
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