Catechetical Primer: National Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary

In 1975, the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines, in its Pastoral Letter entitled “Ang Mahal na Birhen”, detailed the place of Mary in the history of the Philippines and demonstrated how deeply the Blessed Virgin Mary is part of the Filipino heritage and identity. Indeed, Filipinos would always hold on to the devotion to Mary as a source of inspiration and an aid to salvation. Having appraised such deep devotion, the Second Plenary Council of the Philippines aptly puts it: the outstanding characteristic of the Church in the Philippines is to be “pueblo amante de Maria” – a people in love with Mary (cf. PCP-II, n. 153). Thus, it is always our dream and hope that we, as a Filipino nation, may not only grow in our devotion to Mary, but above all, may acquire a deeper understanding of Mary’s role in the Church in the Philippines.

 

 

 

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