Praying with Jesus, Mary and the saints towards fulfillment

Learn how Jesus prayed and taught the world to pray and the Catholic teaching on intersession of Mary and the saints
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Understand how Jesus prayed
have a deeper understanding of the Lord's Prayer
Understand the role of Mary in the Catholic church and see her as and example
Understaning of how the life fo the Saints can be incorported in our own life through prayer and action.


  • A basic acceptance of the Catholic Church teaching of Jesus, Mary and the Saints


This course will give a Catholic insight on how to incorporate Jesus, Mary and the Saints into your prayer life.

By looking at how Jesus prayed, lived and taught his followers to pray we can use his example our prayer life to become closer to Jesus. By looking at his life and the prayers that he gave us we can come to a fuller understanding of Him.

Mary was a pivotal figure in the Bible and in the Catholic tradition. Through her intercession we are able to build a better prayer life for ourselves. A devotion to Mary increases our devotion to Jesus and helps build our faith.

The Saints give us an example both of prayer and action through look more closely at their example we are able to add to our prayer repository and have more resources in deepening our prayer life.

This course delves into this topics as a way to grow closer to God in our everyday life.

Who this course is for:

  • Anyone who would like to add new Catholic elements to their prayer life
  • Anyoe who would like to learn more about prayer in the Catholic faith tradition.


Masters of Theology
John R Boyle
  • 4.8 Instructor Rating
  • 213 Reviews
  • 5,552 Students
  • 3 Courses

I am a cradle Catholic who attended Catholic school as well as various conferences and retreats. After college and entering the "real world". I discerned that God was calling me to a different path in life. I quit may job and entered the seminary to study to be a priest. For three years I studied topics of Scripture, Church History, Liturgy, Systematic Theology and Morality. I eventually discerned with God and the Holy Spirit that I was not called to be a priest but to live out my faith in the world.

For my years of study I was able to earn a Master's Degree in Theology. I eventually got married to my wonderful wife and we have two beautiful children. I have used my theological knowledge to teach RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults), RCIC (Rite of Christian Initiation for Children) as well as various classes and ministries in my local parish. I hope to use the Udemy platform to create a number of course related to theology.