Objective: Why is Lent called Lent? What is the purpose of this season or prayer and fasting? And what is the secret to making this season work for you? 

Deacon Fournier explains these answers and more in, Lent It Works If You Work It. Enroll now to see how you can turn this season into an amazing period of renewal and joy for yourself. 

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What others have been saying about this course:

MICHAEL IGNACIO MARTINEZ

“It's nice to be learning about Lent. At the end of this month or on the 25th I will be Baptized in the Catholic Religion and will get my first communion and be confirmed as a member of the Catholic Church, and I will get to practice more of the t...”

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“It's nice to be learning about Lent. At the end of this month or on the 25th I will be Baptized in the Catholic Religion and will get my first communion and be confirmed as a member of the Catholic Church, and I will get to practice more of the things that are to be done in the Catholic Religion. Thank you God for getting my life back the way it should be and thank you Lord Jesus Christ for doing your part thank you as well Holy Spirits and thank you Blessed Mother Mary for your help as well. I love you all and will see ya'll as soon as possible. Yours Truly, One of God Michael Ignacio Martinez ”

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Mapule Kunutu

“It really helped me to know exactly what to do during my next lent and makes me look forward to lent.”

“It really helped me to know exactly what to do during my next lent and makes me look forward to lent.”

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Deb Ries

“The text was very captivating. I enjoyed the questions as the review. ”

“The text was very captivating. I enjoyed the questions as the review. ”

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Course curriculum

  • 01

    Religious Education - Family Education - Lent - Lent It Works If You Work It

    Show Content
    • Introduction
    • Resources for Students, Parents, and Teachers
    • Religious Education - Family Education - Lent - Lent It Works If You Work It - STUDY GUIDE
    • Religious Education - Family Education - Lent - Lent It Works If You Work It - VIDEO
    • Religious Education - Family Education - Lent - Lent It Works If You Work It - QUIZ

Instructor(s)

Instructor Bio:

Deacon Keith A. Fournier is first Dean of Students for Catholic Online School and editor-in-chief of Catholic Online (catholic.org), the World's Catholic Library.

Deacon Fournier is a graduate of the Franciscan University of Steubenville (Theology and Philosophy, BA), the John Paul II Institute of the Lateran University (Theology of Marriage and Family, MTS), the Catholic University of America (Masters in Philosophy, Moral Theology) and the University of Pittsburgh School of Law (JD). He is working toward the Th.D. in Moral Theology, focusing on the teaching of St. John Paul II.

He also holds honorary Doctorates in Humane letters and Divinity (LLD, DD) The Social Teaching of the Christian Church is a division of Moral Theology. Fournier has spent his life and work – in the public square and in ministry – offering authentic, classical and biblically faithful Christian Social Teaching available as leaven to be used for the renewal of human culture.

Attorney Fournier is a human rights lawyer and public policy advocate of many years. He views his vocational calling as “serving at the intersection of faith and culture”, a conviction which flows from his understanding of living the Christian faith as an integrated way of life. He has practiced law for 35 years. During that time he has appeared in multiple cases at the State and Federal level. He also appeared in several cases before the United States Supreme Court on Pro-Life, pro-Family and Religious Liberty concerns.

He served as the founding Executive Director of the American Center for Law and Justice in the nineteen nineties. He currently serves as Special Counsel to Liberty Counsel. he also serves as the Chief Counsel of the Common Good Legal Defense Fund, a project on the Common Good Foundation.

He has written hundreds of articles on faith, culture and life and eight books. He has also spent his life and ministry in multiple efforts committed to bringing Christians together and healing the wounds of division in the Body of Christ. His work is well known in the broad Christian community.

Deacon Keith Fournier is a married deacon of the Diocese of Richmond, Virginia. Deacon Fournier and his wife Laurine have raised five children and have seven grandchildren. They reside in Chesapeake, Virginia.

Deacon Keith Fournier

Dean of Students

Deacon Keith Fournier