The word "appearance" has been used with many different apparitions within a wide range of both contexts and experiences. Its use has even been different with respect to Marian apparitions and visions of Jesus Christ.

The Church will confirm an apparition as worthy of belief, but belief is never required by divine faith.

The Holy See has officially confirmed the apparitions at Guadalupe, Saint-Etienne-le-Laus, Paris (Rue du Bac, Miraculous Medal), La Salette, Lourdes, Fatima, Portugal, Pontmain, Beauraing, and Banneux.

Apparitions of Mary are held to be evidence of her continuing active presence in the life of the church, through which she "cares for the brethren of her son who still journey on earth."

Objective: In this course, students will learn about Marian apparitions and how the Church confirms them. Students will learn about the investigation process and the difference between an apparaition and personal revelation. 

This course is best suited for young adults, adults, and seniors.

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Course curriculum

  • 01

    An Introduction to Appearances of Mary with 'Certificate of Completion'

    • How to get your 'Certificate of Completion'

  • 02

    Appearances of Mary - Lesson 1 - Appearances and Apparitions

    • Appearances of Mary - Lesson 1 - Appearances and Apparitions - Introduction

    • Resources for Students, Parents, and Teachers

    • Appearances of Mary - Lesson 1 - Appearances and Apparitions - LESSON PLAN / STUDY GUIDE

    • Appearances of Mary - Lesson 1 - Appearances and Apparitions - VIDEO

    • Appearances of Mary - Lesson 1 - Appearances and Apparitions - QUIZ

  • 03

    Appearances of Mary - Lesson 2 - Discerning Apparitions and Private Revelations

    • Appearances of Mary - Lesson 2 - Discerning Apparitions and Private Revelations - Introduction

    • Resources for Students, Parents, and Teachers

    • Appearances of Mary - Lesson 2 - Discerning Apparitions and Private Revelations - LESSON PLAN / STUDY GUIDE

    • Appearances of Mary - Lesson 2 - Discerning Apparitions and Private Revelations - VIDEO

    • Appearances of Mary - Lesson 2 - Discerning Apparitions and Private Revelations - QUIZ

  • 04

    Appearances of Mary - Lesson 3 - Evaluation of Apparitions

    • Appearances of Mary - Lesson 3 - Evaluation of Apparitions - Introduction

    • Resources for Students, Parents, and Teachers

    • Appearances of Mary - Lesson 3 - Evaluation of Apparitions - LESSON PLAN / STUDY GUIDE

    • Appearances of Mary - Lesson 3 - Evaluation of Apparitions - VIDEO

    • Appearances of Mary - Lesson 3 - Evaluation of Apparitions - QUIZ

Reviews; See what others are saying about this course

Susana Magana Gorospe

5 star rating

“Amazing and truly as a jump start to other lessons, I was motivated and inspired to move on and finish all the courses. Thank you to the admin of this courses about Mama Mary. ”

“Amazing and truly as a jump start to other lessons, I was motivated and inspired to move on and finish all the courses. Thank you to the admin of this courses about Mama Mary. ”

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Maria Sinicropi

5 star rating

“It is a very good, well explained text, meaning of appearances or apparitions of Mary.”

“It is a very good, well explained text, meaning of appearances or apparitions of Mary.”

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James Byous

5 star rating

“I often wondered how things like apparitions and miracles were judged. This method is very fair and to the point. I had no idea as many as 200 Mary apparitions were reported even if only 12 were verified. I would like to know more about those 12 i...”

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“I often wondered how things like apparitions and miracles were judged. This method is very fair and to the point. I had no idea as many as 200 Mary apparitions were reported even if only 12 were verified. I would like to know more about those 12 instances”

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SAMUEL JAMES

5 star rating

“Very informative and user friendly. Delightful course on our Mother Mary.”

“Very informative and user friendly. Delightful course on our Mother Mary.”

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Dayvid Bryan

5 star rating

“This is one of the best courses I have ever taken on Mary! Thank you.”

“This is one of the best courses I have ever taken on Mary! Thank you.”

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Instructor(s)

Instructor Bio:

Deacon Keith Fournier has been ordained as a Deacon for twenty six years. He and his wife have been married for 46 years. Together they raised five children and have seven grandchildren.

Deacon Fournier holds his Bachelors Degree (BA) in Theology and Philosophy from the Franciscan University of Steubenville. He holds his Juris Doctor in Law (JD) from the University of Pittsburgh Law School. He holds His Masters Degree in Sacred Theology (MTS) from the John Paul II Institute of the Lateran University. He holds His Masters in Philosophy (M.Phil.) in Moral Theology from the Catholic University of America. He is currently working toward completion of a Doctorate in Moral Theology by completing his dissertation.

Deacon Fournier is serving the Diocese of Tyler, Texas, under Bishop Joseph Strickland. He serves at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception and works with the Bishop. He is the General Legal Counsel for the Diocese of Tyler. He is also the Director of Deacon Formation for the Diocese of Tyler. Finally, He is the Dean of Catholic identity for the Bishop Gorman Catholic School in the Diocese of Tyler.

Deacon Keith Fournier is the Dean and Chaplain of Catholic Online School.

Deacon Keith Fournier

Dean and Chaplin