• Grace and Courtesy
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    • Grace and Courtesy

    • $14.00
    • 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. Artist and Montessori teacher Alicia Olsen has created an easel book with…
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    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.

    Artist and Montessori teacher Alicia Olsen has created an easel book with paintings of 16 lessons for Grace and Courtesy. Each page is a painting with a simple sentence that you can use to demonstrate a lesson to children, or reinforce by setting a particular page on a shelf at the children’s eye-level.

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  • Sing with Joy: Music of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd for Children Three to Six Years
    $40.00

    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. The CD is recorded by the children’s choir of Christ Church Cathedral in Nashville, TN.

    Music has a very important place in the prayer of children and life in the CGS atrium. To encourage the use of good music and lyrics, Treehaus Communications, musicians in Nashville, and catechist/formation leader Catherine Maresca created Sing With Joy and Songs of Love, two books with a CD of age- and theme-appropriate music for the atrium.

    The books were created to provide legal access to the lyrics, music notation, notes and recordings of music for catechists, respecting the rights of the composers, writers, artists and publishers who created and brought this music to the public. This or any other music should not be reproduced without permission.

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  • Parenting: A Sacred Path
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    • Parenting: A Sacred Path

    • $6.00
    • 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…
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    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.

    Here’s a note we received from one grateful reader:

    “I wanted you to know that not only did I enjoy spending the six weeks of Lent with you on the sacred path of parenting, but also that that time has brought fresh air and energy and joy to my relationship with my 14-year-old son. Three weeks into [your booklet], my son and I had a breakthrough. I’ll spare you the details—what he wanted, what I didn’t—except to say that in the end we actually listened to each other and negotiated a compromise that helped us both see the other’s point of view. Each of us was pleased we could—and did!—do something other than insist on our own way. So, we are celebrating new fruit that will multiply 100 fold, I’m sure.”

    -Gayle

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  • Way of Holy Joy: Selected Writings of Sofia Cavalletti
    • Way of Holy Joy: Selected Writings of Sofia Cavalletti
    • Way of Holy Joy: Selected Writings of Sofia Cavalletti

    • $15.00
    • 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. With the exception of one, these have not previously been published in English. As the title suggests, these essays shine a light on an often overlooked spiritual reality: the joy that is found in…
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    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. With the exception of one, these have not previously been published in English. 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.

    The essays included in this volume, published shortly after her death in August 2011, also reflect her involvement with the wider church community, including her work on the relationship between the Catholic and Jewish faiths. Those interested in children’s spirituality will find these essays a source of inspiration and insight. Perhaps more importantly, all who seek to live out their baptismal calling as Christians will benefit from meditating on these reflections. One of the most important, though perhaps unintended, effects of Cavalletti’s work has been its impact on adults. By focusing on what is most essential, what is at the heart of faith—a relationship with a Person—many have discovered for themselves this “way of holy joy.”

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    • At Home in the Montessori Children’s House Vol. 2

    • $40.00
    • Classroom Lessons, Routines and Celebrations Putting Montessori theory into practice in the classroom, even after excellent training and preparation, can be a daunting task, particularly for those of us without good Montessori mentors. 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…
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    Classroom Lessons, Routines and Celebrations

    Putting Montessori theory into practice in the classroom, even after excellent training and preparation, can be a daunting task, particularly for those of us without good Montessori mentors.

    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.

    She covers all the essentials for the optimal beginning of a school year, following with effective strategies for classroom management throughout the year. Her many years of experience give new inspiration to Montessori’s procedures for nurturing each child in self-discipline, courtesy, responsibility, and learning.

    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.

    This volume has an excellent guide to practical life – choosing and assembling materials, selecting a task, and presenting the material.

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    • At Home in the Montessori Children’s House Vol. 1

    • $40.00
    • Establishing a Child-Centered Community Putting Montessori theory into practice in the classroom, even after excellent training and preparation, can be a daunting task, particularly for those of us without good Montessori mentors. 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.…
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    Establishing a Child-Centered Community

    Putting Montessori theory into practice in the classroom, even after excellent training and preparation, can be a daunting task, particularly for those of us without good Montessori mentors.

    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.

    She covers all the essentials for the optimal beginning of a school year, following with effective strategies for classroom management throughout the year. Her many years of experience give new inspiration to Montessori’s procedures for nurturing each child in self-discipline, courtesy, responsibility, and learning.

    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.

    Topics explored include Preparing the Environment, Orientation, Normalization, Classroom Management, and Discipline.

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  • Drinking from the Sources: How Scripture and Liturgy Shape Our Christian Life
    $15.00

    One of the many gifts of Sofia Cavalletti to the church is her clear eyed theological grasp of the sources of our faith. She once said that she was led to this essentiality by the children, and that she herself was a very complicated person. This gift of essentiality is offered in Drinking from the Sources’ careful translation and selection of Sofia Cavalletti’s meditations on Scripture and liturgy. The foundation of our faith (and of CGS), Sofia frequently said, is Scripture and liturgy. This book explores how they are related to each other, how we are formed by them, and the wealth of the Eucharistic Prayers. In times such as these, when our attachment to the church may be shaken, to be rerooted in the sources of our faith is a gift indeed.

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  • The History of the Kingdom of God, Part 1: From Creation to Parousia
    $19.00

    The History of the Kingdom of God, Part I: Creation to Parousia is a revision by Sofia Cavalletti of her earlier work, History’s Golden Thread, a core text in the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd. Another core text,Living Liturgy, has also been revised and is available in the second volume, The History of the Kingdom of God, Part II: Liturgy and the Building of the Kingdom. Together, these 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.

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  • Moving Day: Poetry by Rob Soley
    • Moving Day: Poetry by Rob Soley
    • Moving Day: Poetry by Rob Soley

    • $15.00
    • This book of poetry by the late Rob Soley, catechist and Montessori teacher, will be a treasure for anyone who appreciates poetry. During 2018, Catherine Maresca worked with Rob on this book of his exceptional poetry. Before Rob passed away, he and his wife Karen decided to donate the proceeds of the book to CCTheo.
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    This book of poetry by the late Rob Soley, catechist and Montessori teacher, will be a treasure for anyone who appreciates poetry. During 2018, Catherine Maresca worked with Rob on this book of his exceptional poetry. Before Rob passed away, he and his wife Karen decided to donate the proceeds of the book to CCTheo.

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  • Ways to Nurture the Relationship with God
    • Ways to Nurture the Relationship with God
    • Ways to Nurture the Relationship with God

    • $15.00
    • 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. The meditations explore and illuminate the Christian message that we have been led…
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    $15.00

    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.

    The meditations explore and illuminate the Christian message that we have been led to through our work with children, including the birth and infancy of Jesus, the parable of the Good Shepherd, the roots of the Eucharist and the Easter Mystery, and the parable of the True Vine. They are the fruit of Sofia Cavalletti’s meditions with adults gathered together as listeners of the word. Because the book arose from actual encounters, the writers invite you to enter into it as fellow listener, meditating on scripture and liturgy alongside them.

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  • What Does the Lord Require? The Old Testament Call to Social Witness
    $30.00

    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. This book will provide additional resources for the catechist presenting the History of the Jewish People and the typology studies of Level III, and offer all of us a deeper look at the context in which we minister to children and families.

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  • Songs of Love: Music of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd for Children Six to Twelve Years
    $40.00

    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. The CD is recorded by the Senior Children’s Choir of Christ Church Cathedral in Nashville, TN.

    Music has a very important place in the prayer of children and life in the CGS atrium. To encourage the use of good music and lyrics, Treehaus Communications, musicians in Nashville, and catechist/formation leader Catherine Maresca created Sing With Joy and Songs of Love, two books with a CD of age- and theme-appropriate music for the atrium.

    The books were created to provide legal access to the lyrics, music notation, notes and recordings of music for catechists, respecting the rights of the composers, writers, artists and publishers who created and brought this music to the public. This or any other music should not be reproduced without permission.

    Add to cart

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