Mariology: Introduction


Marian Dogmas are theological understanding of Mary. Dogmas are Church proposed Truths, contained in Divine Revelation.

There are four Marian dogmas.  They are; Mary Mother of God, Perpetual Virginity of Mary, Immaculate Conception of Mary and the Assumption of our Lady.  Mary Mother of God can be understood better in the light of other Marian Dogmas.  The perfect obedience and responses to the word of God made her the Mother of God.  All other Marian Dogmas have their importance and relevance derived from the Divine Motherhood of Mary as it forms the basis and the foundation.

The person and the mission of Mary can be understood well only in relation to Jesus Christ, the Trinity and the Church.  Mary’s importance lies in her relation to Christ.  Jesus Christ is born of a woman (Gal 4:4); Mary is this woman (CCC 422).  Jesus Christ was conceived by the Holy Spirit, and was born of the Virgin Mary (CCC 484 – 512).  Mary is all Holly and Sinless.  She is the virginal Mother.  Mary is closely related to the Trinity.  She was expressing the presence of Trinity during her earthly existence.  Mary in and through her life exhibited the power of Trinity especially of the Holy Spirit.  To understand this we need Marian dogmas.  She also becomes very important in relation to church.  She is not only the Mother of Christ but also Mother of the Church.  She is the mode of faith, hope and charity for all Christian faithful.  Marian dogmas shed light in our understanding of the person and mission of Mary.

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