• Grace and Courtesy
    • 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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  • Icon of the True Vine
    • Icon of the True Vine
    • Icon of the True Vine

    • $15.00
    • The traditional icon of the True Vine usually features Jesus and twelve apostles. This icon, written for children, shows a young Jesus with twelve children of various ages and places and genders. They are turned to him, holding their "blank page", ready to receive his word and life. His own scroll has the words, "Remain in my love." A great…
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    The traditional icon of the True Vine usually features Jesus and twelve apostles. This icon, written for children, shows a young Jesus with twelve children of various ages and places and genders. They are turned to him, holding their “blank page”, ready to receive his word and life. His own scroll has the words, “Remain in my love.” A great gift for catechists and children. Written by Joan Bennett.

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  • Scripture Booklets (Set Two)
    • Scripture Booklets (Set Two)
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    • Scripture Booklets (Set Two)

    • $110.00
    • After 30 years, and feedback from the catechists who use these beloved texts, we have updated our scripture booklets to better suit the needs of the children of the atrium. In these new Scripture Booklets we've included: all new calligraphy and illustrations by Joan Bennett, the artist of the Scripture Booklets: Set One a cover that is more resistant to the effects…
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    $110.00

    After 30 years, and feedback from the catechists who use these beloved texts, we have updated our scripture booklets to better suit the needs of the children of the atrium. In these new Scripture Booklets we’ve included:

    • all new calligraphy and illustrations by Joan Bennett, the artist of the Scripture Booklets: Set One
    • a cover that is more resistant to the effects of children’s hands
    • updated edits based on changes by CGS, inclusive language, and ease of reading
    • a Spanish translation on the last page, prepared by Jodi-beth McCain.
    • a smaller size (5.5″ x 6.5″) to fit on the shelf and in the children’s hands more comfortably
    • a simple drawing on each cover so the children can easily identify the text within

    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.

    The color of the covers follows the coding of Sofia’s own hardbound set.

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    “I received the new Little scripture booklets today. Just wanted you to know that they are lovely.”

    –Lynn Robinson, catechist

    “These are really nice scripture booklets!”

    –A six-year-old boy, upon using them for the first time

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  • Scripture Booklets: Sets One and Two
    • Scripture Booklets: Sets One and Two
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    • Scripture Booklets: Sets One and Two

    • $155.00
    • After 30 years, and feedback from the catechists who use these beloved texts, we have updated our scripture booklets to better suit the needs of the children of the atrium. 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…
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    $155.00

    After 30 years, and feedback from the catechists who use these beloved texts, we have updated our scripture booklets to better suit the needs of the children of the atrium.

    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.

    The color of the covers follows the coding of Sofia’s own hardbound set.

    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.

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  • Life in the Sheepfold DVD: A Parent’s Introduction to the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd
    $20.00

    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 nurtured in the atrium.

    The video includes the presentation of the parable of the Good Shepherd, discussions of the use of materials in CGS, the work of the 3-6 year old children, the role of parents in Christian formation, and the work of the 6-12 year old children.

    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.

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  • Parenting: A Sacred Path
    • 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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    $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 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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  • Art Prints for the Mystery of Faith
    • Art Prints for the Mystery of Faith
    • Art Prints for the Mystery of Faith

    • $15.00
    • This set of three original paintings, Christ has Died, Christ is Risen, and Christ Will Come Again, has been painted to assist the meditation on the Mystery of Faith with 6-12 year old children. Tracy is an artist and catechist in Washington, DC, who prepared to paint by considering Cavalletti's materials, children's art work on these themes, and the words…
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    $15.00

    This set of three original paintings, Christ has Died, Christ is Risen, and Christ Will Come Again, has been painted to assist the meditation on the Mystery of Faith with 6-12 year old children. Tracy is an artist and catechist in Washington, DC, who prepared to paint by considering Cavalletti’s materials, children’s art work on these themes, and the words of the prayer itself.

    Set of 3 color prints.

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  • Level 3.5 Forum
    • Level 3.5 Forum
    • Level 3.5 Forum

    • $250.00
    • Are you a certified Level 3 catechist feeling the need to refresh, recharge & renew? Register for this 10-week forum to revisit key components of the 9-12 atrium experience. Update, rethink and refine your environment and practice in the company of other experienced Level 3 catechists. Part one will focus on Sacred History, Liturgy, and moral themes. Part two will…
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    $250.00

    Are you a certified Level 3 catechist feeling the need to refresh, recharge & renew? Register for this 10-week forum to revisit key components of the 9-12 atrium experience. Update, rethink and refine your environment and practice in the company of other experienced Level 3 catechists. Part one will focus on Sacred History, Liturgy, and moral themes. Part two will focus on Scripture study and typology. The forum meets from 7pm – 8:30pm EST on the dates below. 

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  • Donation
    • Donation
    • Donation

    • Your gifts to CCTheo fund the research behind our publications and materials, help to make some of these materials available to communities in Latin America and Haiti, and allow us to offer affordable courses and conferences. Please be generous; our work is on behalf of the children of the church, and the adults who serve their spiritual lives. If you're…
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    Your gifts to CCTheo fund the research behind our publications and materials, help to make some of these materials available to communities in Latin America and Haiti, and allow us to offer affordable courses and conferences. Please be generous; our work is on behalf of the children of the church, and the adults who serve their spiritual lives.

    If you’re interested in a recurring donation you can visit the monthly donation option below.

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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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  • When You Were Baptized
    • When You Were Baptized
    • When You Were Baptized

    • $16.00
    • ACP Excellence in Publishing Award WINNER in two categories!!! Baptism welcomes us into a community of faith and prepares us for life in God. Each gift received on the day of our Baptism will grow in meaning and purpose as we grow in faith. Using age-appropriate text and engaging illustrations, When You Were Baptized  invites children to reflect on the signs of…
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    $16.00
    ACP Excellence in Publishing Award WINNER in two categories!!!

    Baptism welcomes us into a community of faith and prepares us for life in God. Each gift received on the day of our Baptism will grow in meaning and purpose as we grow in faith. Using age-appropriate text and engaging illustrations, When You Were Baptized  invites children to reflect on the signs of the Baptismal rite: water, light, holy oil, God’s Word, and the baptismal garment by connecting them to their place in our daily lives. Each time they read When You Were Baptized, parents and their children can deepen their connection to this beautiful entrance into the community of faith.

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  • Level 2.5 Forum
    • Level 2.5 Forum
    • Level 2.5 Forum

    • $200.00
    • Are you a certified Level 2 catechist feeling the need to refresh, recharge & renew? Register for this 8-week forum to revisit key components of the Level 2 atrium experience. Update, rethink and refine your environment in the company of other experienced Level 2 catechists. The forum meets from 7pm - 8:30pm EST on the dates below. 
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    $200.00

    Are you a certified Level 2 catechist feeling the need to refresh, recharge & renew? Register for this 8-week forum to revisit key components of the Level 2 atrium experience. Update, rethink and refine your environment in the company of other experienced Level 2 catechists. The forum meets from 7pm – 8:30pm EST on the dates below. 

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