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.
Introduction to course, the goals, objectives and framework of the course.
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?
What is the "Our Father" really saying and what does it mean to your prayer life?
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.
Using the Bible as a prayer method. Lectio Divina is a way of meditation on the scripture to get closer to God.
Novena are a way to pray in a special way for a particular cause and a great additon to your dvotioal life.
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.
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.
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?
What are some resources of the saints that can help us understand their life and their partiular devotion?
A pilgrimage is a journey that brings us closer to God. But does it have to be to a far off land?
What have we learned and how can we encorporate it into our prayer life?
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.