• 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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    $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 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 Christ the Good Shepherd
    $10.00

    Place this icon in a prayer space in the home or in the atrium to invite meditation on the central image of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd. A great gift for catechists and children.

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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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    $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 gift for catechists and children. Written by Joan Bennett.

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  • Life in the Vine: The Joyful Journey Continues
    • Life in the Vine: The Joyful Journey Continues
    • Life in the Vine: The Joyful Journey Continues

    • $22.00
    • In this companion to the Religious Potential of the Child 6-12 years old, Rebekah Rojcewicz introduces the abundant work of the  Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Levels 2 and 3 thematically, as well as through the lens of cosmic education of Maria Montessori and the spiral method of Sofia Cavalletti.
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    $22.00

    In this companion to the Religious Potential of the Child 6-12 years oldRebekah Rojcewicz introduces the abundant work of the  Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Levels 2 and 3 thematically, as well as through the lens of cosmic education of Maria Montessori and the spiral method of Sofia Cavalletti.

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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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  • 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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  • Montessori Insights for the Parents of Young Children
    • Montessori Insights for the Parents of Young Children
    • Montessori Insights for the Parents of Young Children

    • $7.00
    • 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.
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    $7.00

    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.

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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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  • 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.

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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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  • I am the Vine, You are the Branches
    • I am the Vine, You are the Branches
    • I am the Vine, You are the Branches

    • $14.00
    • I am the Vine, You Are the Branches offers beautiful illustrations  of the parable with 1-2 verses of the scripture text written on the opposite page. This is followed by pages that explore a few words of the parable with some "Did you Know?" boxes of related information about vines, and a few meditative questions. The book is written for…
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    $14.00

    I am the Vine, You Are the Branches offers beautiful illustrations  of the parable with 1-2 verses of the scripture text written on the opposite page. This is followed by pages that explore a few words of the parable with some “Did you Know?” boxes of related information about vines, and a few meditative questions. The book is written for parents (or beloved adults) and children preparing for Eucharist between ages 6-9 to enjoy together.

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  • The Good Shepherd and the Child: A Joyful Journey
    • The Good Shepherd and the Child: A Joyful Journey
    • The Good Shepherd and the Child: A Joyful Journey

    • $18.00
    • 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. Rebekah Rojcewicz’s new introduction provides…
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    $18.00

    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. Rebekah Rojcewicz’s new introduction provides a concise overview of these revisions, while recounting the origins of the program’s desire to nurture the child’s potential for a relationship with God.

    “Knowing how well the Good Shepherd and the Child has served these last 20 years, I am overjoyed with this new revision of the book! We have learned many things about the child in relationship with God over these past years, and have modified our approach.”
    -Mary Mirrione
    National Director of Catechesis of the Good Shepherd

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