Objective: In this informative class, Deacon Keith will teach students how to pray the Holy Rosary. 

The Rosary is a Scripture-based prayer. It begins with the Apostles' Creed, which summarizes the great mysteries of the Catholic faith. The Our Father, which introduces each mystery, is from the Gospels. The first part of the Hail Mary is the angel's words announcing Christ's birth and Elizabeth's greeting to Mary. St. Pius V officially added the second part of the Hail Mary. The Mysteries of the Rosary center on the events of Christ's life. There are four sets of Mysteries: Joyful, Sorrowful, Glorious and––added by Saint John Paul II in 2002––the Luminous.

The repetition in the Rosary is meant to lead one into restful and contemplative prayer related to each Mystery. The gentle repetition of the words helps us to enter into the silence of our hearts, where Christ's spirit dwells. The Rosary can be said privately or with a group.

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What others have been saying about this course:

Michael McGhie

“I greatly enjoyed this quick course on the Rosary Prayer. I think we need to share this more often. I even learned a little something. Thanks, Catholic Online School!”

“I greatly enjoyed this quick course on the Rosary Prayer. I think we need to share this more often. I even learned a little something. Thanks, Catholic Online School!”

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Merry lyn

“Having a difficult time to actually learn on how to use the rosary beads on my own as a beginner but thanks to this course, I'm able to catch a glimpse on how to pray the rosary and went deeper into the mysterious.”

“Having a difficult time to actually learn on how to use the rosary beads on my own as a beginner but thanks to this course, I'm able to catch a glimpse on how to pray the rosary and went deeper into the mysterious.”

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Brian Watkins

“Great description of the rosary. Recommend for all ages.”

“Great description of the rosary. Recommend for all ages.”

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Jabulile Tsabedze

“It was very enlightening and spiritual”

“It was very enlightening and spiritual”

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Jeffrey Ndlaze

“Very helpful in terms of where and why pray the rosary. The meditation tool to use ”

“Very helpful in terms of where and why pray the rosary. The meditation tool to use ”

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olive grace henriques-brown

“The guide was well received and informative. Well done.”

“The guide was well received and informative. Well done.”

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Course curriculum

  • 01

    How to Pray the Rosary

    Show Content
    • Introduction
    • Resources for Students, Parents, and Teachers
    • How to Pray the Rosary - STUDY GUIDE
    • How to Pray the Rosary - VIDEO
    • How to Pray the Rosary - QUIZ

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 of Students

Deacon Keith Fournier