"When Jesus saw his mother and the disciple there whom he loved, he said to his mother, "Woman, behold, your son." Then he said to the disciple, "Behold, your mother." And from that hour, the disciple took her into his home (John 19:26, 27). 

This tender scene speaks to us of the depth of the Love which inspires, informs, and transforms all human love, the Love Incarnate who gives us His Mother.

We are now invited into the very relationship that she had with her Son. We can become "God-bearers" and bring Him to all those we encounter in our few short days under the sun. 

Objective: In this course, students will learn all about Mary's role as Mother. Students will learn how Mary is the Mother of God, the Mother of the Church, and our Mother. 

Mary was there at the Incarnation, Birth, Crucifixion, and Resurrection of God Incarnate. She was there throughout the often called "hidden years" in Nazareth. She shows us how to participate in the ongoing incarnation of God's Love for the sake of world; to live redemptive life by participating in the ongoing redemptive work of her Son and our Savior, Jesus Christ.

This course is suitable for all ages, including children, young adults, adults, and seniors.

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Course curriculum

  • 01

    An Introduction to Mary as Mother with 'Certificate of Completion'

    • How to get your 'Certificate of Completion'

  • 02

    Mary as Mother - Lesson 1 - Mother of God

    • Mary as Mother - Lesson 1 - Mother of God - Introduction

    • Resources for Students, Parents, and Teachers

    • Lesson 1 - Mother of God - LESSON PLAN / STUDY GUIDE

    • Lesson 1 - Mother of God - VIDEO

    • Lesson 1 - Mother of God - QUIZ

  • 03

    Mary as Mother - Lesson 2 - Mother of the Redeemer

    • Mary as Mother - Lesson 2 - Introduction

    • Resources for Students, Parents, and Teachers

    • Lesson 2 - Mother of the Redeemer - LESSON PLAN / STUDY GUIDE

    • Lesson 2 - Mother of the Redeemer - VIDEO

    • Lesson 2 - Mother of the Redeemer - QUIZ

  • 04

    Mary as Mother - Lesson 3 - Mother of the Church

    • Mary as Mother - Lesson 3 - Introduction

    • Resources for Students, Parents, and Teachers

    • Lesson 3 - Mother of the Church - LESSON PLAN / STUDY GUIDE

    • Lesson 3 - Mother of the Church - VIDEO

    • Lesson 3 - Mother of the Church - QUIZ

  • 05

    Mary as Mother - Lesson 4 - Daughter of the Father

    • Mary as Mother - Lesson 4 - Introduction

    • Resources for Students, Parents, and Teachers

    • Lesson 4 - Daughter of the Father - LESSON PLAN / STUDY GUIDE

    • Lesson 4 - Daughter of the Father - VIDEO

    • Lesson 4 - Daughter of the Father - QUIZ

  • 06

    Mary as Mother - Lesson 5 - Our Mother

    • Mary as Mother - Lesson 5 - Introduction

    • Resources for Students, Parents, and Teachers

    • Lesson 5 - Our Mother - LESSON PLAN / STUDY GUIDE

    • Lesson 5 - Our Mother - VIDEO

    • Lesson 5 - Our Mother - QUIZ

  • 07

    Mary as Mother - Lesson 6 - Spouse of the Spirit

    • Mary as Mother - Lesson 6 - Introduction

    • Resources for Students, Parents, and Teachers

    • Lesson 6 - Spouse of the Spirit - LESSON PLAN / STUDY GUIDE

    • Lesson 6 - Spouse of the Spirit - VIDEO

    • Lesson 6 - Spouse of the Spirit - QUIZ

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Instructor(s)

Instructor Bio:

Deacon Keith Fournier has been ordained as a Deacon for twenty four years. He and his wife have been married for 44 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