How "impractical" the spiritual life seems to some. Maybe this is because we have become what we call "practical" – PERHAPS meaning that we have lost the ability to hear and see God? This loss of the sense of the sacred is why the Way of Mary is so vital in this age that has lost its path to peace and true spirituality.

Perhaps we have followed the "pied pipers" of some schools of self-improvement that neither improve nor help us truly find the self we seek to improve? 

Perhaps we have followed modern simplistic formulas packaged as remedies for our emptiness and despair, only to find them even more meaningless at the end of all that effort? 

Mary's Way invites us to learn to listen for the voice of God, and to change the way we live. It is the way of surrendering to the One whom she bore and who was both her Redeemer and Son, Jesus Christ. 

We need to learn to listen to the One who seeks a relationship of communion with us, as she always did. 

In this course, students will learn all about Mary's way of life and how she demonstrates for us the life of God's plan. Students will learn about Mary's message, her song, her prayer and her titles. 

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Course curriculum

  • 01

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

    • How to get your 'Certificate of Completion'

  • 02

    Way of Mary - Lesson 1 - The Message of Mary

    • Way of Mary - Lesson 1 - The Message of Mary - Introduction

    • Resources for Students, Parents, and Teachers

    • Way of Mary - Lesson 1 - The Message of Mary - LESSON PLAN / STUDY GUIDE

    • Way of Mary - Lesson 1 - The Message of Mary - VIDEO

    • Way of Mary - Lesson 1 - The Message of Mary - QUIZ

  • 03

    Way of Mary - Lesson 2 - The Meaning of Mary

    • Way of Mary - Lesson 2 - The Meaning of Mary - Introduction

    • Resources for Students, Parents, and Teachers

    • Way of Mary - Lesson 2 - The Meaning of Mary - LESSON PLAN / STUDY GUIDE

    • Way of Mary - Lesson 2 - The Meaning of Mary - VIDEO

    • Way of Mary - Lesson 2 - The Meaning of Mary - QUIZ

  • 04

    Way of Mary - Lesson 3 - The Prayer of Mary

    • Way of Mary - Lesson 3 - The Prayer of Mary - Introduction

    • Resources for Students, Parents, and Teachers

    • Way of Mary - Lesson 3 - The Prayer of Mary - LESSON PLAN / STUDY GUIDE

    • Way of Mary - Lesson 3 - The Prayer of Mary - VIDEO

    • Way of Mary - Lesson 3 - The Prayer of Mary - QUIZ

  • 05

    Way of Mary - Lesson 4 - The Titles of Mary

    • Way of Mary - Lesson 4 - The Titles of Mary - Introduction

    • Resources for Students, Parents, and Teachers

    • Way of Mary - Lesson 4 - The Titles of Mary - LESSON PLAN / STUDY GUIDE

    • Way of Mary - Lesson 4 - The Titles of Mary - VIDEO

    • Way of Mary - Lesson 4 - The Titles of Mary - QUIZ

  • 06

    Way of Mary - Lesson 5 - The Song of Mary

    • Way of Mary - Lesson 5 - The Song of Mary - Introduction

    • Resources for Students, Parents, and Teachers

    • Way of Mary - Lesson 5 - The Song of Mary - LESSON PLAN / STUDY GUIDE

    • Way of Mary - Lesson 5 - The Song of Mary - VIDEO

    • Way of Mary - Lesson 5 - The Song of Mary - 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