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Grace and Courtesy
A picture guide for children and adults

Buy two or more for $9 each!

The lessons of Grace and Courtesy in Montessori environments that replace "classroom management" help children to build community together. Simple sentences and related art will quide you through the lessons of Grace and Courtesy and serve as a gentle reminder of the practices that create harmony among children.

$12.00

Life in the Sheepfold: A Parent's Introduction to the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd
Digital Download

In this video, Catherine Maresca, director of the Center for Children and Theology, leads an intimate conversation with parents, sharing with them the rich spiritual life of their children, and how that life is met in the atrium. This one hour video is the perfect introduction to the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, either for a parent education session or for those who'd love to learn more about the spiritual life of children.

$20.00

The Good Shepherd and the Child: A Joyful Journey

The Good Shepherd and the Child: A Joyful Journey describes how CGS fosters the child's spirituality through respect for the child’s awe and wonder. It is a lovely accessible book for parents, catechists, and anyone interested in the spirituality of the child. 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.

$18.00

Mandalynths for the 6-12 Prayer Shelf or Home

A Mandalynth is a focus tool that you trace with a stylus.

Tracing isolates the hand-to-eye coordination. This forces the mind to focus because you must pay attention to what you are doing. You stop analyzing and become quietly observant.

In short, once you begin tracing you begin meditating.

Religious symbols are also an aid to prayer and interfaith education. (Lotus - Buddhist. Star of David - Jewish. Trinity and Crosses - Christian)

$20.00

Materials for Hands on Buddhism

A selection of the materials needed for Hands on Buddhism are available in this collection. Click on the photo for the detailed list.

$120.00

World Religions - Explanation Card Pocket Folders

3-part pocket folders

5"x 6" closed 13"x 6" open

Inside pockets fit labels, picture cards and information cards

Set comes in seven different colors to store the seven faiths of the World Religions - Explanation Cards.

 

$30.00

World Religions - Explanation Cards

 

Children  ages 9-12 and up have an intense interest in the religions of the world. These cards can provide some answers while allowing the child to explore the signs and symbols of up to 7 different religions. The religions included are Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, Sikhism, and Taoism.

Each laminated set has 5-10 labeled pictures with separate description cards and labels for the child to match, much like the 3 part cards used in a Montessori Environment. Children can work independently or with others to explore these faiths of the world.

$35.00

Bundle of Five
Mystery of Faith, Good Shepherd Icon, Lap Harp Music, Calligraphy Guide Sheets, and Prophecies

ON SALE UNTIL JULY 5

Buy these five materials created for the Level I and II atriums together for $50. A $72 value.

$50.00

Scripture Booklets: Sets One and Two
Complete sets for the Level II or III atrium

Buy Scripture Booklets Sets I and II together and save $30. This new edition matches the materials of the Level I and II atriums, plus the parables of Level III. Smaller size, laminated covers, new calligraphy and art work, and a Spanish translation in the back make this affordable new edition more attractive and usable than ever.

$150.00

What Does the Lord Require?
The Old Testament Call to Social Witness

Bruce Birch was the keynote speaker at CCTheo's October, 2015 Weaving Our Gifts on Prophetic Leadership. The talks reflect his years of scholarship as a professor, writer and dean at Wesley Theological Seminary, Washington DC. At his suggestion we had a limited edition of this book printed for the conference to compliment his work with us. He considers the history of the Jewish people expressed in the accounts of creation, exodus, covenant, kingship, exile and restoration as related to the life and witness of the church today.

$30.00

Scripture Booklets: Set Two
Revised Edition

For use at home or in the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd atrium - Level 2 (6-9), plus four parable booklets for Level 3 (9-12). Edited by Sofia Cavalletti

Scripture Booklets isolate texts particularly appropriate for children and presents them with one verse per page so that attention can be given to each idea in the text. The texts were chosen by Sofia Cavalletti. Simply illustrated with only one drawing in each booklet so the child's reflection will be encouraged but not limited by the artwork.

$110.00

A Child's Book of the Mass

An exceptional presentation of the rituals of the Mass with questions that will draw them into participation in the Mass and help them develop a Eucharistic spirituality.

$15.00

Hands on Islam

Eleven stations allows a group to experience key aspects of Islam. These may be explored in various settings – retreats, workshops, interfaith days, or religious education programs. The materials are appropriate for use for children ages nine or over, or for adults.

$45.00

Scripture Booklets For Young Children (Level 1) - Replacements

Replacement Booklets for the Second Edition of Scripture Booklets Level I are available as supplies last.

$6.00

Scripture Booklets For Young Children (Set 1)
Revised Edition

Complete set for the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd - Level 1 (3-6) (Revised Edition), edited by Sofia Cavalletti

Scripture Booklets isolate texts particularly appropriate for young children and presents them with one verse per page so that attention can be given to each idea in the text. The texts were chosen and the English text edited by Sofia Cavalletti. Simply illustrated with only one drawing in each booklet so the child's reflection will be encouraged but not limited by the artwork.

$70.00

Still Waters: A Reflective Experience for Adults Beloved

Use Still Waters: Beloved to create a Retreat or a Day of Prayer. 

Still Waters offers a way to create an atrium-like prayer space for adults. Using these materials, an environment is easily prepared with ten meditation spaces. For example, the packet titled Beloved leads participants to read a scripture verse, work with art materials, contemplate meaningful questions, or simply pray in response to scripture exploring who we are in Christ. Perfect for course prayer, parent education, parish retreat, or a day of prayer.

$30.00

Still Waters: A Reflective Experience for Adults A Season to Grow

Use Still Waters: A Season to Grow to create a Day of Prayer or space to pray during a Retreat.

$30.00

Hands On Buddhism

Hands on Buddhism includes the printed material and instructions to create stations allowing a group to experience eleven key aspects of Nichiren Buddhism. These may be explored in various settings – retreats, workshops, interfaith days, or religious education programs.

$45.00

Songs of Love: Music of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd for Children Six to Twelve Years
Songbook and CD

A book and CD set of 38 songs with music, chords, lyrics and notes by Catherine Maresca regarding use of each song in the atrium.

$35.00

Sing with Joy: Music of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd for Children Three to Six Years
Songbook and CD

A book and CD set of 39 songs with music, chords, lyrics and notes by Catherine Maresca regarding use of each song in the atrium.

$35.00

Still Waters: A Reflective Experience for Adults Emmanuel

Use Still Waters: Emmanuel to create an Advent Retreat or a Day of Prayer. 

Still Waters offers a way to create an atrium-like prayer space for adults. Using these materials, an environment is easily prepared with ten meditation spaces. Emmanuel leads participants to read a scripture verse, work with art materials, contemplate meaningful questions, or simply pray in response to scripture exploring the meaning of the Messianic prophecies and Infancy Narratives read during Advent and Christmas.

$30.00

Listening To God With Children

Gobbi presents a rare balance of the theory and application of Montessori principles for use in a religious setting.
8 1/2 x 11, 100 pages.

$15.00

The Religious Potential of the Child, 6 to 12 Years Old

This book will be a great help to educators and catechists seeking to understand the characteristics of the older child, particularly the child’s relationship with the mystery of God. Even those not familiar with the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd will find in these pages wisdom and insight into the religious life and needs of older children

$22.00

The Religious Potential of the Child: Experiencing Scripture and Liturgy with Young Children

This classic book describes the profoundly biblical and sacramental way of religious formation for children ages 3 to 6 known as the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd. This experience of adults and children dwelling together in the mystery of God is Montessori-based and is deeply respectful of the nature and spirituality of young children who make their way to God in freedom and joy.

$26.00

My Shining Light

My Shining Light is a book for children which celebrates and nurtures the light within every person. Includes illustrations by Joe Servello.

$6.00

The Mysteries of the Rosary for Children

Praying the Rosary with this book gives children and adults a tactile, focused way to meditate on the life of Christ. It serves as a beautiful presentation of the life of Christ and a helpful guide to this rich prayer tradition.

$8.00

Parenting: A Sacred Path

Parenting is a challenging call. Many resources for parents focus on the child, but Parenting: A Sacred Path is for parents to reflect on their experience, with all of its joys and struggles, as an invitation to grow in faith, love, trust and compassion. Each of six chapters provides an opening reflection for personal or group use, followed by a week of quotes for reflection and prayer. The gift of this simple book is in the self-understanding, acceptance and growth as parents nurtured week by week. It's perfect as a gift to parents, or as a tool to lead reflection groups.

$6.00

The Seed of God: Complete Set

A beautiful set of five bilingual books presents the essence of the Gospel message to young children in a simple, but powerful way. Written in simple, clear language by Genelda Woggon, the series presents the Gospel message in five thematic books that fit a small child's hand. (For children ages 3-7.) Available in English/Spanish, or French/Haitian Creole

$20.00

The Seed of God: The Good Shepherd

Part of a beautiful set of five bilingual books presents the essence of the Gospel message to young children in a simple, but powerful way. Written in simple, clear language by Genelda Woggon, the series presents the Gospel message in five thematic books that fit a small child's hand. (For children ages 3-7.) Available in English/Spanish, or French/Haitian Creole

$5.00

Way of Holy Joy

Way of Holy Joy, a compilation of writings by the co-founder of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, focuses on the spiritual life of the child. As the title suggests, these essays shine a light on an often overlooked spiritual reality: the joy that is found in the relationship between God and the Child

$15.00

Directing the Montessori Children's House: A Teacher-to-Teacher Guidebook of Practical Inspiration

In her book, AMI trained Montessori teacher Mary Flewelling-Pinchen draws on her 32 years of experience in the classroom, offering practical advice in establishing a vibrant child-centered classroom. For catechists in the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, Flewelling-Pinchen's wisdom can serve as a valuable tool in staying grounded in the Montessori method

$32.00

Montessori Insights for the Parents of Young Children

In her clear and straightforward style, Wolf describes Montessori's insights about child development and the principles that flow from these observations. These principles can guide parents throughout the early years of their children's lives. Wolf uses photos and practical examples throughout the book to show how Montessori's insights can be used at home.

$7.00

Cosmic Wonder Series (6-9)

Written to stimulate thinking about our place in the universe, these books appeals to the child's universal sense of communion. For children ages 6-9.

$30.00

Sense of Wonder Series (3-6)

In this children's series each book focuses on a different aspect of nature, appealing to children's innate sense of wonder. Phonetic words and common sight words are used for early readers.

$30.00

Nurturing the Spirit in Non-sectarian Classrooms

What is the meaning of the word "spirit", how can teachers become spiritually aware, how can we explain spiritual nuturing to parents? In this book Aline Wolf explores these questions in depth and shares many practical suggestions for non-sectarian classrooms from Montessori teachers.

$22.00

DoubleClose: The Young Child's Knowledge of God

DoubleClose is an immersion into the rich mystery of the child's relationship with God--a relationship one small child describes as "double close".

$15.00

The Peace Rose

This charmingly illustrated and told story features three simple vignettes to model the use of a Peace Rose to express feelings and help children navigate their daily interpersonal conflicts.

$16.00

Ways to Nurture the Relationship with God

As adults sharing CGS with children, we have often realized how rich it’s content is for the adult’s relationship with God. This book is an attempt to nurture the adult’s hunger and thirst for “good news of great joy” (Luke 2:10) that the children experience through CGS.

$15.00

When I Make Silence

When I Make Silence was written to help children nurture their need for a silent time of reflection. Includes lovely illustration by Alicia Jewell.

$6.00

Mammals Who Morph: The Universe Tells Our Evolution Story

This remarkable evolution series, narrated by the Universe itself, concludes with Book 3, the amazing story of mammals.

$10.00

Lava to Life: The Universe Tells Our Earth Story

"Once upon a time" meets science in a children's picture book that tells the thrilling story of how life began on Earth.

$10.00

Life in the Sheepfold DVD: A Parent's Introduction to the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd

In this DVD, Catherine Maresca, director of the Center for Children and Theology, leads an intimate conversation with parents, sharing with them the rich spiritual life of their children, and how that life is met in the atrium. This one hour video is the perfect introduction to the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, either for a parent education session or for those who'd love to learn more about the spiritual life of children.

$20.00

From The Beginning to Baptism: Scientific and Sacred Stories of Water, Oil, and Fire

In From the Beginning to Baptism, Linda Gibler takes readers on a journey from the depths of space and the beginning of time through sacred Scripture and church history to discover the origins and creative power of water, oil, and fire. She traces the lives of those elemental entities through their cosmic history, to the point at which they are poured over the head and light the way of one being baptized.

$10.00

The History of the Kingdom of God, Part 2: Liturgy and the Building of the Kingdom

Together with 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.
Sofia Cavalletti’s primary concern in this book is to assist adults who are working with the religious formation of children to enter more deeply into the essential aspects of the liturgy.

$17.00

The History of the Kingdom of God, Part 1: From Creation to Parousia

The History of the Kingdom of God' s two volumes 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. While this first volume is essential reading for all catechists of the Good Shepherd, all who study the Bible and who seek to understand God's revelation through sacred history will be enlightened and inspired by Cavalletti's insights and scholarship.

$19.00

Born With a Bang: The Universe Tells Our Cosmic Story

Cosmology for everyone, this is a story of the universe from the Big Bang to the formation of Earth, in the form of a letter written by the thirteen-billion-year-old universe itself to an Earthling.

$10.00

Scripture Booklets For Young Children (Level 2) - Replacements

A limited number of Replacement Booklets for the New Edition of Scripture Booklets Set 2 are available now.
$7.00