by Rebekah Rojcewicz
Volume pricing available:
10-19 for $20/ each
20+ for $18/ each
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.
This classic book describes the profoundly biblical and sacramental way of religious formation for children ages 3 to 6 known as the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd. This experience of adults and children dwelling together in the mystery of God is Montessori-based and is deeply respectful of the nature and spirituality of young children who make their way to God in freedom and joy.
This is the continuation of The Religious Potential of the Child (from 3 to 6 years old). The author, Sofia Cavalletti, the founder of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, describes an approach to the religious education of children according to the methods of Maria Montessori.
The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd for children age 6 to 12 builds on the foundation in scripture and liturgy offered to the 3- to 6-year-old child. The theme of the covenant between God and humankind, first revealed to the people of Israel, is expanded to include all of history, from Creation to the Parousia, the second coming of Christ. For the older child, awareness of participation in this covenant relationship leads spontaneously to a sense of moral responsibility and of engagement with the cosmos in all its manifestations.
This book will be a great help to educators and catechists seeking to understand the characteristics of the older child, particularly the child’s relationship with the mystery of God. Even those not familiar with the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd will find in these pages wisdom and insight into the religious life and needs of older children.