Objective: In this remarkable course, students will reflect upon the life and witness of a holy married couple named Joachim and Anne, the parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary and grandparents of Jesus Christ. We commemorate their faithful marriage and fruitful parenthood.

Through their grace, students will ask for their intercession for the renewal of Christian Marriage and the strengthening of all Christian families.

Students can also explore more resources on Catholic Online (catholic.org), the World's Catholic Library. There are 10 lessons in this powerful course.

This course is ideal for families, classrooms, study/prayer groups, and individuals.

Your complete course includes an introduction to novenas which explains the history and importance of this cherished prayer tradition.

Each mobile-friendly video lesson contains a complete devotion, a study guide, and a short quiz to test your understanding.

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Course curriculum

  • 01

    Introduction to the Novena to Joachim and Anne for Christian Married Couples

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    • Introduction
    • Resources for Students, Parents, and Teachers
    • Introduction to the Novena to Joachim and Anne for Christian Married Couples - STUDY GUIDE
    • Introduction to the Novena to Joachim and Anne for Christian Married Couples - VIDEO
    • Introduction to the Novena to Joachim and Anne for Christian Married Couples - QUIZ
  • 02

    Novena to Joachim and Anne for Christian Married Couples - Day 1

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    • Introduction
    • Resources for Students, Parents, and Teachers
    • Novena to Joachim and Anne for Christian Married Couples - Day 1 - STUDY GUIDE
    • Novena to Joachim and Anne for Christian Married Couples - Day 1 - VIDEO
    • Novena to Joachim and Anne for Christian Married Couples - Day 1 - QUIZ
  • 03

    Novena to Joachim and Anne for Christian Married Couples - Day 2

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    • Introduction
    • Resources for Students, Parents, and Teachers
    • Novena to Joachim and Anne for Christian Married Couples - Day 2 - STUDY GUIDE
    • Novena to Joachim and Anne for Christian Married Couples - Day 2 - VIDEO
    • Novena to Joachim and Anne for Christian Married Couples - Day 2 - QUIZ
  • 04

    Novena to Joachim and Anne for Christian Married Couples - Day 3

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    • Introduction
    • Resources for Students, Parents, and Teachers
    • Novena to Joachim and Anne for Christian Married Couples - Day 3 - STUDY GUIDE
    • Novena to Joachim and Anne for Christian Married Couples - Day 3 - VIDEO
    • Novena to Joachim and Anne for Christian Married Couples - Day 3 - QUIZ
  • 05

    Novena to Joachim and Anne for Christian Married Couples - Day 4

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    • Introduction
    • Resources for Students, Parents, and Teachers
    • Novena to Joachim and Anne for Christian Married Couples - Day 4 - STUDY GUIDE
    • Novena to Joachim and Anne for Christian Married Couples - Day 4 - VIDEO
    • Novena to Joachim and Anne for Christian Married Couples - Day 4 - QUIZ
  • 06

    Novena to Joachim and Anne for Christian Married Couples - Day 5

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    • Introduction
    • Resources for Students, Parents, and Teachers
    • Novena to Joachim and Anne for Christian Married Couples - Day 5 - STUDY GUIDE
    • Novena to Joachim and Anne for Christian Married Couples - Day 5 - VIDEO
    • Novena to Joachim and Anne for Christian Married Couples - Day 5 - QUIZ
  • 07

    Novena to Joachim and Anne for Christian Married Couples - Day 6

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    • Introduction
    • Resources for Students, Parents, and Teachers
    • Novena to Joachim and Anne for Christian Married Couples - Day 6 - STUDY GUIDE
    • Novena to Joachim and Anne for Christian Married Couples - Day 6 - VIDEO
    • Novena to Joachim and Anne for Christian Married Couples - Day 6 - QUIZ
  • 08

    Novena to Joachim and Anne for Christian Married Couples - Day 7

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    • Introduction
    • Resources for Students, Parents, and Teachers
    • Novena to Joachim and Anne for Christian Married Couples - Day 7 - STUDY GUIDE
    • Novena to Joachim and Anne for Christian Married Couples - Day 7 - VIDEO
    • Novena to Joachim and Anne for Christian Married Couples - Day 7 - QUIZ
  • 09

    Novena to Joachim and Anne for Christian Married Couples - Day 8

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    • Introduction
    • Resources for Students, Parents, and Teachers
    • Novena to Joachim and Anne for Christian Married Couples - Day 9 - STUDY GUIDE
    • Novena to Joachim and Anne for Christian Married Couples - Day 8 - VIDEO
    • Novena to Joachim and Anne for Christian Married Couples - Day 8 - QUIZ
  • 10

    Novena to Joachim and Anne for Christian Married Couples - Day 9

    Show Content
    • Introduction
    • Resources for Students, Parents, and Teachers
    • Novena to Joachim and Anne for Christian Married Couples - Day 9 - STUDY GUIDE
    • Novena to Joachim and Anne for Christian Married Couples - Day 9 - VIDEO
    • Novena to Joachim and Anne for Christian Married Couples - Day 9 - QUIZ

Instructor(s)

Instructor Bio:

Deacon Keith A. Fournier is the Dean of Catholic Online School and Chaplain of Your Catholic Voice Foundation. He currently serves the Diocese of Tyler, Texas, under Bishop Strickland, as General Legal Counsel, Director of Deacon Formation and Dean of Catholic Identity at the Bishop Gorman Catholic School. He and his wife Laurine have five grown children and seven grandchildren, He is also a human rights lawyer and public policy advocate who served as the first and founding Executive Director of the American Center for Law and Justice in the nineteen nineties. He holds his undergraduate (B.A.) and two Masters Degrees in Sacred Theology (M.T.S and M.Phil.) and is pursuing a Th.D. in Moral Theology.

Deacon Keith Fournier

Dean of Students

Deacon Keith Fournier