The article analyses certain statements about Mary which appear in the Catechism of Trent and the Catechism of the Catholic Church published after the Second Vatican Council. Firstly, the historical situation which influenced the rise of these documents is sketched. An analysis of Marian motifs report two chapters which reveal basic views on the person of Mary of Nazareth and on the importance that she had in the Catholic Church in the 16th as well as in the 20th century. In the first Catechism, Mary is presented as the Virgin and mother of God, and the aspect of her spiritual motherhood is mentioned. The Catechism of the Catholic Church adds the mysteries of the Immaculate Conception and the Assumption. Through this analysis the author argues that Mary is a human being as God wanted humans to be from the beginning.