About the Author


Kevin Symonds was born and raised in Massachusetts. He attended Franciscan University of Steubenville, Ohio where he obtained his Bachelors and Masters degrees in Theology with a background in the classical languages. He has been working with the Church’s theology of private revelation since 2002 and has published Internet and magazine articles. His first book Refractions of Light: 201 Answers on Apparitions, Visions and the Catholic Church is published with En Route Books and Media. He currently resides in Texas where he serves as a high school teacher.


  • “Kresta in the Afternoon” of Ave Maria Radio
  • “The Morning Show” of the Covenant Network
    • St. Louis, Missouri
    • August, 2009.


  • Apparitions, Visions and the Catholic Church: A Presentation helping Pastors and the Laity to understand the discernment and place of visions and apparitions in the Catholic Church.
  • The Effects of the Reformation.
  • Mary & Her Immaculate Conception

Written Works:

  • “Private Revelation: What Does the Catholic Church Teach?” En Route Books and
  • “Pope Leo XIII and the Prayer to St. Michael” Preserving Christian Publications,
  • “The Leonine Prayers: Their History, Beauty, and Status” Latin Mass Magazine,
  • “A Year Out: A Reflection on the ‘New’ Translation of the Mass” Latin Mass Magazine, 2013.

Non-Academic Addresses:

  • “Private Revelation & Mary”
  • “What Really Happened: The Effects of the Reformation”
  • “Private Revelation: What Does the Catholic Church Teach?”
    • Divine Redeemer Catholic Church, Hanahan, South Carolina
    • March, 2012.
  • “Private Revelation: What Does the Catholic Church Teach?”
    • St. Mary Catholic Community, De Pere, Wisconsin
    • June, 2011.

Professional Associations:

  • Member, Mariological Society of America, Dayton, Ohio.
    • September, 2015-November, 2015 (present).


Kevin Symonds is available for talks and lectures. For more information, please contact PCP Books.