Adult Formation


May is the month of Mary.  Of all the teachings of the Catholic Church, the ones that give many non-Catholics and many Catholics, the most trouble tend to center on Mary. In fact, one of the most misunderstood dogmas in the Church is that of Mary’s Immaculate Conception, which the vast majority think refers to the Virgin Birth of Jesus Christ. But that’s not the only problem. “What’s all the fuss about Mary and the saints?” many wonder. “Why do Catholics pray to her? Doesn’t all this attention to Mary take away from a relationship with Jesus?”.

What the Church actually teaches about Mary can sometimes be a little confusing—or even misunderstood.  Through the program Symbolon we learn who Mary really is and the essential role she plays in the life of every Christian. Sign into FORMED: or and use the code MVJXK2 and also see all the study programs, movies, books, CDs and more available for FREE.