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The Good Shepherd and the Child: A Joyful Journey
by Sofia Cavalletti, Patricia Coulter, Gianna Gobbi & Dr Silvana Montanaro, Rebekah Rojcewicz
Now revised and updated with reflections by Rebekah Rojcewicz, this foundational text outlines the trusted methods used for training those in the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd program. Exploring the development of the program since its 1959 origins, this edition reflects changes in the materials made by Catechesis of the Good Shepherd founder, Sofia Cavalletti.
The Religious Potential of the Child
Experiencing Scripture and Liturgy with Young Children by Sofia Cavalletti
Includes a preface by Mark Searle and foreword by Rebekah Rojcewicz. This book describes an approach to religious formation that is biblical, sacramental and, at the same time, deeply respectful of children.
Listening to God with Children
by Gianna Gobbi
The Montessori Method applied to the Catechesis of Children, by Gianna Gobbi. A clear and beautiful explanation of Montessori principals and how they merge with the religious formation of children.
The History of the Kingdom of God Part 1: From Creation to Parousia
by Sofia Cavalletti
This is a revision by Sofia Cavalletti of her earlier word, History’s Golden Thread. In this new revision, Cavalletti offers the reader a key to reading the Bible, following the “golden thread” of the history of salvation from creation of the world to its final destiny in Christ, the Parousia.
The History of the Kingdom of God Part 2: Liturgy and the Building of the Kingdom
by Sofia Cavalletti
This is Sofia Cavalletti’s revision of her earlier book Living Liturgy. Together with Part 1, “From Creation to Parousia,” these books offer the reader insight into Scripture and Liturgy as the means to understand God’s plan of salvation history, from the creation of the world, through redemption by the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus, to its culmination in the Parousia, when God will be all in all.
The Religious Potential of the Child 6-12 Years
A Description of an Experience by Sofia Cavalletti
Full of Sofia’s observations and lived experience with the older child. Ths book reveals the deep religious hungers of this age group meet their vital needs with the development of the reasoning mind.
by Patricia Coulter
There are many wonderful publications now available about Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, especially about the child, but there hasn’t been a publication available until Like Leaven that provides a thoughtful, serious look at the adult’s formation in this method. Patricia Coulter’s research with seven catechists explores the experience of formation for adults who accompany children on their spiritual journey that not only prepares adults to nurture children, but also reveals how children nurture adults through this method of catechesis. This “mutually formative” experience is what has given rise to the National Association of Catechesis of the Good Shepherd’s purpose, which is “To involve adults and children in a common religious experience in which the religious values of childhood, particularly contemplation of and enjoyment of God, predominate.”
This book demonstrates through both the observations of the adults working with children, and their reflections and experiences from their adult formation courses, just how catechist formation can elicit a response of a lifelong commitment. This is an important resource for anyone interested in Catechesis of the Good Shepherd and the kind of formation it offers, especially for catechists and formation leaders.
Mustard Seed Preaching
by Ann Garrido
Offers the essential themes of Catechesis of the Good Shepherd as a guide for preachers.
Way of Holy Joy
Selected Writings by Sofia Cavalletti
Selected, translated and introduced by Patricia Coulter. 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. Her appreciation of the child’s response, coupled with her own theological insights, provides the reader with a fresh yet profound understanding of why Jesus tells us that we must become like little children if we want to enter the Kingdom of God.
Ways to Nurture a Reationship With God
by Sofia Cavalletti and Patricia Coulter
This is a collection of meditations on scripture and liturgy first shared by Sofia with adults.
In Our Heart of Hearts
by Anne Delsorte
This book is the story of every-day life in an atrium of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd. In the stories, artwork and prayers of the children it reveals the extraordinary in the midst of the ordinary.
Living in Joyful Hope: Advent and Christmas Meditations
by Suzanne M. Lewis
Inspired by themes of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, this collection of meditations and prayers uses familiar biblical narratives, rites of the Church and original compositions.
The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd in a Parish Setting
by Tina Lillig
A practical guide to implementing this approach in a parish.
A Year With Sofia Cavalletti: Daily Reflections on the Spiritua and Theological Influences of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd
by Ann Garrido
Each chapter consists of excerpts from the writings of 11 influential 20th century educators, scholars, and theologians who Cavalletti knew personally or mentions as significant in her own development. Each chapter begins with a short biographical introduction to the “companion” followed by a quote for each day and a reflection/journaling question. Catechists will be able to work through the book individually or use in discussion with other catechists.
Roots and Shoots
by Patricia Coulter
Patricia Coulter generously share’s in the introduction to this collection of essays us that: “This little work is in joyful recognition of the centenary of Sofia Cavalletti’s birth, and in grateful acknowledgment of the blessing of her of friendship for almost forty years. To give the context out of which these essays grew, we need to go ‘way back when.’“ The background to these essays begins with Patricia’s first period of study at the Good Shepherd Center of Catechesis in Rome (1975-1977), established by Sofia Cavalletti and Gianna Gobbi. As well, as her post-graduate studies at the faculty of theology at the University of St. Michael’s College where Patricia researched aspects of Sofia’s writings and work in light of sources—ancient and contemporary—that influenced Sofia. The essays are grouped into two broad categories. The first is called roots, to indicate some of the sources from which Sofia Cavalletti drew plentifully. The other is called shoots, to indicate some of the outgrowth in the catechesis that she and Gianna Gobbi developed. These essays were written forty years ago, however they refer to seminal writings of Sofia, and to pivotal figures and documents in 20th century Christian thought and Catholic theology, that remain significant today.
Commemorative Journal – Sofia Cavalletti, 1917-2011
This commemorative Journal is in honor of Sofia Cavalletti, a co-founder of Catechesis of the Good Shepherd. It includes nine of Sofia’s yearly contributions to the annual Journal of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, and one article by Francesca Cocchini, who worked with Sofia in her Rome atrium. This collection provides an understanding of CGS through the eyes of Sofia Cavalletti.
The Joyful Child
by Susan Mayclin Stephenson
Montessori, Global Wisdom for Birth to Three
The Child in the Church
In this reprint of a spiritual treasure, E.M. Standing, Montessori biographer and disciple, gathers a thoughtful collection of works focused on nurturing the spiritual life of the child through Montessori educational philosophy.
Sing with Joy
Music of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, Annotated by Catherine Maresca
Songbook with CD recording to use with children ages 3 to 6
The Atrium of the Youngest Child
This is the first of three DVDs that began as a photographic record of the materials in Sofia Cavalletti’s atrium in Rome.
Home Prayer Table Kit
This kit includes all of the items in the prayer card set and stand along with 4 small coloured table cloths, candle holder with spare candles San Damiano Crucifix and a miniature statue of the Good Shepherd. Very limited quantity available.
Home Prayer Card Set
This is a set of cards to use on your home prayer table along with some suggestions to set up your prayer space.
Gift Card Sets
We have available a limited quantity of cards with images related to the work of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd. They are arranged in sets of six, you can choose from:
Mixed, Psalm Phrases, Advent Themes, Life of Jesus Themes
Psalm Prayer Card Posters (A4)
Choose from one of the set of Psalm cards.
“O Lord, our Lord, how awesome is your name through all the earth” Ps 8:1
“The Heavens see telling the glory of God and their expanse is declaring the work of His hands” Ps 19:1
“I lie down and sleep; I awake again for the Lord sustains me” Ps 3:5
“Taste and see the goodness of the Lord” Ps 34:8
“Be still and know that I am God” Ps 46:10
“The Lord is God and He has given us light” Ps 118:27
“Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path” Ps 119:105
Formation in Level 2
Adults wishing to work with children in the prepared environment for ages 6-9 will be provided with rich background theology and practical skills in presenting materials to children. Other adults may wish to attend as a personal retreat and faith enrichment. This Formation Retreat runs for 45 hours over 6 days. A certificate will be awarded to each participant upon completion of this Formation.
Formation in Level 1
Adults wishing to work with children in the prepared environment for ages 3-6 will be provided with rich background theology and practical skills in presenting materials to children. Other adults may wish to attend as a personal retreat and faith enrichment. This Formation Retreat runs for 45 hours over 6 days. A certificate will be awarded to each participant upon completion of this Formation.