Catechesis of the Good Shepherd: Essential Realities
This collection of essays edited Tina Lillig celebrates 50 years of the Catechesis of the
More than a history of the catechesis, it is an
expression of gratitude for this approach to listening to God with
children begun by Hebrew Scripture scholar Sofia Cavalletti and
Montessorian Gianna Gobbi.
Several of the contributors have been
involved with the work from the beginning, others are significant to its
current growth. Each expresses joy and appreciation for the work of the
Catechesis of the Good Shepherd and the community it engenders.
Catechesis of the Good Shepherd.
The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is an approach to the religious
formation of children. It is rooted in the Bible, the liturgy of the
church, and the educational principles of Maria Montessori. Children
gather in an "atrium," a room prepared for them, which contains simple
yet beautiful materials that they use.