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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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Created by John R Boyle
Last updated 3/2016
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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 is the target audience?
  • 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.
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What Will I Learn?
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.
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  • A basic acceptance of the Catholic Church teaching of Jesus, Mary and the Saints
Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 14 Lectures Collapse All 14 Lectures 01:11:34
1 Lecture 03:06

Introduction to course, the goals, objectives and framework of the course.

Jesus and Prayer
3 Lectures 20:20

How did Jesus pray? How did he teach us to pray? What lessons can we take from his life and teachings in our own prayer life?

Jesus and prayer

What is the "Our Father" really saying and what does it mean to your prayer life?

The Lords Prayer - The Our Father

The Catholic Church teaches that Jesus become fully present in the Eucharist. Through this transformation we have the ability to encounter Jesus face to face in the Eucharist. This give from God allows us to grow in our spirituality by adding a Eucharistic component to our prayer life.

Jesus and Prayer Quiz
2 questions
Prayer in the Bible
3 Lectures 15:22

The Bible can actually be a prayer resource. By looking at the way God ineracts with the people of the Bible we can use it as a reource in our own prayer life.

Prayer in the Bible

Using the Bible as a prayer method. Lectio Divina is a way of meditation on the scripture to get closer to God.

Lectio Divina

Novena are a way to pray in a special way for a particular cause and a great additon to your dvotioal life.

Devotions and Novenas

Biblical Prayer
2 questions
Mary and Prayer
2 Lectures 13:08

How can Mary help in your prayer life. Adding the Mother of God into your prayer life can help deepen your faith and bring you closer to Jesus through her intersession.

Mary and Prayer

The Rosary has been described as a weapon against Satan. Learning to pray it can at value to your prayer life and help to keep you on a path to Jesus.

The Rosary
Saints and Prayer
5 Lectures 19:41

How did the Saints pray and how can we use their example in our own lives. How did they turn their prayer into action and change the world as a result?

Saints and Prayer

Saints and Prayer
3 questions

What are some resources of the saints that can help us understand their life and their partiular devotion?

Saint Recommended reading

A pilgrimage is a journey that brings us closer to God. But does it have to be to a far off land?


2 questions

What have we learned and how can we encorporate it into our prayer life?

Wrap up

Bonus Lecture: More From John Boyle
About the Instructor
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Masters of Theology

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.

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