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Apostolate of the Institute



As a private association, our apostolate follows the nature of our religious consecration, thus our apostolic action exercised in the name and by the command of the Church performed in communion with the Church.
According to our Founders' intention, our primary task is to participate in building a Eucharistic community thus proclaiming the Good News of Salvation by catechizing and helping the faithful deepen and nourish their faith through the work of catechizing.

History of the Religious Catechists of Mary

Our Institute was founded by Mother Leonides Mansarate Mendoza, RCM and Most Rev. Cirilo Reyes Almario, Jr. D.D. who was then Bishop of Malolos, on 13 December, 1990 in Sta. Isabel, Malolos, Bulacan, Philippines.
Mother Leonides was born on August 8, 1956 in Balungao, Calumpit Bulacan Philippines. She started her religious life on July 3, 1977 in the Dominican Sisters of St. Joseph in Paombong Bulacan, Philippines where she made her final profession on July 21,1985.

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Our charism is catechesis:

We, the Religious Catechists of Mary are called to a life of simplicity with a true family spirit witnessing the Gospel values in the service of the Church through catechizing especially the poor.



In collaboration with the Church especially the poor,we commit ourselves totally to Christ's work of salvation through evangelization to help form a Eucharistic World Community realizing the Kingdom of God.