The Religious Potential of a Child - 6 to 12 Years Old
Here is the continuation of The Religious Potential
of the Child (from 6 to 12 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. In this
book Cavalletti draws on her long experience with children from diverse
cultures and environments to describe the vital religious needs of the older
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 teachers 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.
Dimensions: Paperback / 6" x 9" / 192