Communion of the Holy Ones

Monthly letters to help put the work of the catechist of the Good Shepherd into the context of the larger world · from the archives October 2016 by Catherine Maresca This month

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Sharing Our Best

Monthly letters to help put the work of the catechist of the Good Shepherd into the context of the larger world · from the archives August 2016 by Catherine Maresca Our August

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Practical Life

Monthly letters to help put the work of the catechist of the Good Shepherd into the context of the larger world · from the archives August 2017 by Catherine Maresca As we

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An Easter Blessing

Monthly letters to help put the work of the catechist of the Good Shepherd into the context of the larger world · from the archives April 2017 by Catherine Maresca Catherine offered

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Grateful for Every Faith

Monthly letters to help put the work of the catechist of the Good Shepherd into the context of the larger world · from the archives November 2016 by Catherine Maresca Our Tuesday

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Why Interfaith Education?

Monthly letters to help put the work of the catechist of the Good Shepherd into the context of the larger world · from the archives by Catherine Maresca Do your children have

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Who’s In Your Sheepfold?

Monthly letters to help put the work of the catechist of the Good Shepherd into the context of the larger world · from the archives July 2016 by Wendy Shenk-Evans “Jesus tells

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Communion of the Holy Ones

Monthly letters to help put the work of the catechist of the Good Shepherd into the context of the larger world · from the archives October 2016 by Catherine Maresca This month

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All Shall Be Well

Monthly letters to help put the work of the catechist of the Good Shepherd into the context of the larger world · from the archives January 2017 by Catherine Maresca A couple

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Discernment in the Atrium

Monthly letters to help put the work of the catechist of the Good Shepherd into the context of the larger world · from the archives March 2017 by Catherine Maresca It’s the

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An Oasis of Peace

Monthly letters to help put the work of the catechist of the Good Shepherd into the context of the larger world · from the archives June 2017 by Catherine Maresca The goal

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The Power of God’s Word

Monthly letters to help put the work of the catechist of the Good Shepherd into the context of the larger world · from the archives A Reflection by Evelyn O’Boyle Our friend

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Cosmic Communion

Monthly letters to help put the work of the catechist of the Good Shepherd into the context of the larger world · from the archives September 2017 by Catherine Maresca The children

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Lent: A time for Remaining

Monthly letters to help put the work of the catechist of the Good Shepherd into the context of the larger world · from the archives February 2018 by Catherine Maresca Once again

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Listen!

Monthly letters to help put the work of the catechist of the Good Shepherd into the context of the larger world · from the archives March 2018 by Catherine Maresca Shema Yisrael! Hear O

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What Kind of Time is It?

Monthly letters to help put the work of the catechist of the Good Shepherd into the context of the larger world · from the archives November 2017 by Catherine Maresca A time

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CCT in Context – Kristi Medley

Monthly letters to help put the work of the catechist of the Good Shepherd into the context of the larger world · from the archives by Catherine Maresca Shortly after CCTheo opened

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A Civil Conversation

Monthly letters to help put the work of the catechist of the Good Shepherd into the context of the larger world · from the archives January 2016 by Catherine Maresca After the

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EMMANUEL

Monthly letters to help put the work of the catechist of the Good Shepherd into the context of the larger world · from the archives by Catherine Maresca Christmas 2015 “A good

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Gratefully Yours

Monthly letters to help put the work of the catechist of the Good Shepherd into the context of the larger world · from the archives by Catherine Maresca Thanksgiving 2015 There is

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The History of Christianity

Monthly letters to help put the work of the catechist of the Good Shepherd into the context of the larger world · from the archives by Catherine Maresca Do you serve children

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Prophetic Catechists

Weaving Our Gifts: Why the Prophets? Why Bruce Birch? Monthly letters to help put the work of the catechist of the Good Shepherd into the context of the larger world · from

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A Lenten Make Over

February 2016 by Catherine Maresca As Lent begins we prepare ourselves for our celebration of Easter. For much of my life, the Easter cycle was divided into two parts: Lent,

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Lingering in Prayer

March 2016 by Catherine Maresca Recently a six year old child in the lower elementary class spent most of the morning in the atrium.  She worked quietly, focused on her

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A Look Back at a Year in the Atrium

May 2016 by Catherine Maresca Our after school atrium program closes today, and I’ve spent the week thinking about the past year with twenty 6-12-year-old children and a co-catechist, Victoria.

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Way of Nonviolence

Monthly letters to help put the work of the catechist of the Good Shepherd into the context of the larger world · from the archives by Catherine Maresca There is

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Created in God’s Image

May 2015 by Catherine Maresca Monthly letters to help put the work of the catechist of the Good Shepherd into the context of the larger world · from the archives.

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The Cross

Monthly letters to help put the work of the catechist of the Good Shepherd into the context of the larger world · from the archives by Catherine Maresca On several

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Zest for Life

April 2018 by Catherine Maresca Dr. Silvana Montanaro met Sofia Cavalletti and Gianna Gobbi as a parent when she brought her daughter to their atrium in Rome many years ago. A

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The Atrium as an Incubator

July 2018 by Catherine Maresca When Sofia Cavalletti was offering courses in the US in the 1980’s she used to say, “The atrium is not a hothouse.” I agree, a

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Time for Research

August 2018 by Catherine Maresca CCTheo opened in 1995 with a vision to explore the intersection of the church, children, and theology. This is best done right in the atrium

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“I’m one of those sheep!”

October 2018  by The Youth and Youth Mentors of Trinity Episcopal Church, Santa Barbara, CA Introduction As this month’s CCT in Context is being sent to you a Synod of Catholic

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Happy Thanksgiving!

November 2018 by Catherine Maresca Happy Thanksgiving!   May your hearts be full of gratitude for the gifts of the year, and for the comfort of family and friends when you

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The Less than Optimal Atrium

February 2019 by Catherine Maresca We offered a local Round Table last week to discuss “The Less than Optimal Atrium.” I was amazed by the interest – folks offered to

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God Wants Your Prayers

March 2019 by Catherine Maresca I sat down with Ben, age 6, to introduce him to the parable of the Insistent Friend, about a person who has an unexpected guest

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They Know His Voice

June 2019 by Robert Eikel Robert Eikel is a catechist and CCTheo board member from Hartford, CT. On Easter Monday I buried one of my oldest and closest friends. At

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Let’s Sing!

September 2019 by Catherine Maresca On Palm Sunday in 1987 I came to the basement liturgy of St. Aloysius Catholic Church in Washington DC for the first time. This Jesuit

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Our Ecumenical Journey

October 2019 by Catherine Maresca The work of Sofia Cavalletti and Gianna Gobbi that comprises the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is beautiful, essential and good, both in regard to

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Let’s Get Practical!

January 2020 by Catherine Maresca It’s January! There’s a fresh start this month for our work with a group or groups of children that we already know. Unlike our planning

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Nonviolence and Interfaith Work

February 2020 by Catherine Maresca In addition to my usual course, atrium, and administrative work for CCTheo, I have had opportunities to share and consider some of the Center’s unique

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Next Year in Jerusalem!

May 2020 by Catherine Maresca It began with the Chinese New Year. Just as millions of Asians were preparing to travel and feast for two weeks in late January, the

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A Pause to Address Racism

July 2020 by Catherine Maresca Note:  Catechists and families in CGS tend to be white. This piece is primarily addressed to those catechists, myself included, to encourage contributions to the

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Happy Thanksgiving!

November 2020 by Catherine Maresca 2020 is the 25th year of the Center for Children and Theology. While we couldn’t celebrate as planned, there are many reasons to be grateful

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