Art Prints for the Mystery of Faith
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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A Mandalynth is a focus tool traced 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)
“Open” Mandalynth card designs feature Celtic Art that is gentle and flowing to ease and calm the mind. “Open” Mandalynth card designs are best for stress, anxiety, and panic. (Celtic Twists, Celtic Trinity)
“Medium” Celtic Art Mandalynths feature designs that are slightly complex to trace. They make you focus a bit, but still have a nice flow. “Medium” Mandalynth designs are best for ADD, ADHD, and high-functioning autism. They are also best for “ruminating” minds that obsess and fixate until they create anxiety. (Celtic Star of David, Celtic Lotus)
“Tight” Celtic Art Mandalynths are very complex and challenging to trace. They are not relaxing, but some people love intensity. “Tight” Mandalynth designs are excellent for gifted minds and puzzle-solvers. Low-functioning autism has also responded well to this category. (Celtic Cross)
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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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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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Hands on Judaism offers printed matter and instructions to gather materials for nine areas of Judaism: History, Hebrew/Shalom, Shabbat, the Name of God, the Western Wall, Torah, Jewish Holidays, Prayer, and the Synagogue. Hands-on activities allow children and adults to experience and reflect on each theme. Introductions, instructions, quotes from the Torah, reflective questions and more allow the users to become familiar with these foundational aspects of the Jewish tradition.