Levels 3 through 6 continue with The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd which is a Montessori-based religious formation program for children, beginning at the age of three. It seeks to create and facilitate a sacred, “hands-on” space for children called an atrium, in which both the children and the catechists can hear, ponder, and celebrate the most essential mysteries of the Christian faith as revealed in the scriptures and the liturgy.
Originally developed in Rome by Dr. Sofia Cavalletti and Gianna Gobbi over 50 years ago, the Catechesis continues to spread worldwide and is used with adaptation in various Christian traditions. This Level III course grounds the student in the theory and praxis of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd while also concretely preparing her/him to closely read the Bible.
They will read; Creation, Sin, the Great Flood, Abraham and Sarah, Exodus, and selections from the Prophets from Hebrew Scriptures, to name a few, while our studies of the Sacraments continues. And in the Sacred History we focus on the time humans and their collaboration in the Plan of God through their work, cultures and relationship with God.