1 edition of Catechesis of the Good Shepherd found in the catalog.
Catechesis of the Good Shepherd
|LC Classifications||BX1968 .C37 1998|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||32 p. :|
|Number of Pages||32|
The Good Shepherd Catholic Montessori Key Area: The Atrium “The Atrium” is the name for the prepared environment offered to the children in the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd. The atrium is intended to offer a “retreat center” atmosphere for children. It is a place where children experience the joy of falling in love with God. Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS) is a Montessori-based educational program to teach young children about their Catholic faith by involving children and adults in a common religious experience, emphasizing contemplation and the enjoyment of God.
This week, I’m headed down the road to Columbus to begin formation for Level III (ages ) of Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS).For those who don’t know, CGS is a Montessori-based catechetical model steeped in scripture and liturgy. These programs are Catechesis of the Good Shepherd and Godly Play. Of the two programs, Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is older and was begun by Dr. Sofia Cavalletti in Rome in Godly Play was developed by the Rev. Jerome Berryman, who has an extensive background in child development and Montessori education.
The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is the result of a long period of careful observation of children by Sofia Cavalletti and her Montessori collaborator, Gianna Gobbi, in Rome. It began quite by accident, without warning or planning, the way God so often comes into our lives. The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is a Montessori-based method of religious formation for children, which traditionally begins at age 3. It seeks to create and facilitate a sacred, hands-on space for children called an atrium, where both children and their catechists can hear, ponder, and celebrate the essential mysteries of the Catholic faith as revealed in Scripture and the liturgy.
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In this practical book, Tina Lillig, the National Director of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, offers step-by-step information to address the questions of pastors, directors of religious education, parish staff members, parents, catechists, and anyone else interested in the great blessing that young children are to the parish community/5(4).
This collection of essays celebrates 50 years of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd. More than a history of the catechesis, it is an expression of gratitude for this approach to listening to God with children begun by Catechesis of the Good Shepherd book Scripture scholar Sofia Cavalletti and Montessorian Gianna Gobbi/5(2).
Contributors include those who have worked in Rome with Sofia Cavalletti, the founder of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, for most of its 50 years as well as those who have been responsible for shepherding its growth in Mexico, Canada, and the United States.
Book jacket. The attached Holy Week Book, is a cute, simple book for beginning readers to make. The other is a little messier, but lots of fun with handprints. Join Mrs. Dilley, our Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Coordinator, as she shows us how to make a prayer table.
We may not be able to go to Church right now, but we can all carve out a little. Book Discussion Group. Gift Card Program. Hospitality & Events. Library. Marriage Ministry. MOMS (Ministry of Mothers Sharing) Money Counters.
Pastoral Council. Respect Life Committee. Francis Community Garden. Two’s Together. Growing in Faith. Lectures/Events. Liturgy of the Hours. Catechesis of the Good Shepherd. Cursillo Movement. by Fr.
Robert J. Gaestel Two methods of religious education that use the Montessori method of teaching are available to Christian educators--Godly Play and the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd.
Due to similarities in the way materials are presented to children, Christian educators often ask of the differences between the two. Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Summary of Presentations “Help Me Fall in Love with God” 1 | Page.
The philosophy of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd program is that even very young children have a religious life. God is present to them in their deepest being and they are.
Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Method CGS is a common religious experience involving children and adults in which the religious values of childhood, primarily those values of contemplation and enjoyment of God, are predominant.
This experience is shared in a place particularly prepared for the religious life of children called the Atrium. The Good Shepherd and the Child $ by Cavalletti, Gobbi and Coulter. The subtitle of this book is, "A Joyful Journey," and it is indeed that.
Here is a good beginning for "how-to" implement the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd with children ages Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS) is a method of helping children enter into a relationship with God. It was developed based on the educational principals of Maria Montessori, an expert who studied early childhood development in depth and greatly valued the dignity and immense potential of the child for learning.
Where does CGS happen. National Association of Catechesis of the Good Shepherd sincea member of the association’s formation committee since She is the author of eight books, including Mustard Seed Preaching (LTP, ) and A Year with Sofia Cavalletti (LTP, ).
Title:File Size: 1MB. At our last Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Level II formation class, we were shown how to present the material “Fettuccia” to the children. In the book Religious Potential of the Child, 6 to 12 years old, Sofia Cavalletti states that a child begins to grasp the concept of time around the age of six.
It is only when we are able to understand time that we can appreciate eternity, more specifically. Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Publications issues an average of two new books a year. Resources for Families. The CGSUSA imprint publishes books for children as well, including the Little Gospels, a series of scripture booklets that present the text of the infancy narratives, paschal narratives, and parables of the Kingdom in a translation by Cavalletti with illustrations by Gobbi.
The Religious Potential of the Child, 6 to 12 Years Old (Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Publications) by Sofia Cavalletti | Jul 6, out of 5 stars The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS), a religious formation methodology for children agesunites adults and children in a common religious experience.
Based on Montessori principles of education, CGS was developed in Rome in by a Catholic. Catechesis of the Good Shepherd. likes. CGS is a Christian Ministry for children aged years, based on the Bible, liturgy of the church and inspired by the principles of Montessori ers: "Adventure," Celebration," "the way of Love" "Mysterious Growth," "Growth in Joy,"-these words, taken from some of the titles of the essays in this volume, convey the deep appreciation and commitment of those involved in the work of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd.
This celebration volume marks 50 years of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd. The “atrium,” the space where the Catechesis happens, is a retreat-like atmosphere where the child can hear the still, quiet voice of God and the catechist can, to use the title of one of Gianna Gobbi’s books, “listen to God with children.” For more information, please visit the website of The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd.
The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is a Christian formation process for children aged 3 to 12 years, in which they experience and form an authentic, faithful relationship with God.
The Catechesis is grounded in scriptural and liturgical study framed by Maria Montessori’s principles of education. Catechesis of the Good Shepherd The Atrium A three-year old is setting a model altar with an altar cloth, paten, chalice, candles, and crucifix.
Later she carefully arranges a small bouquet of flowers. A four-year old sits in front of a model of a sheepfold, moving model. catechesis of the good shepherd catholic pocket prayers hillenbrand books liturgy and the bible ministry enrichment gathering preparing parish worship resource publications, inc .Catechesis of the Good Shepherd quote: "The children themselves will be our teachers if we know how to observe them."K pins.This compilation of writings by the co-founder of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd focuses on the spiritual life of the child.
A scholar of Hebrew Scriptures, Cavalletti devoted 50 years to observing children as they encountered God in the Bible, in the Liturgy, and in the sacraments.