“Go make disciples… teach them all that I have taught you!”
Have you ever stopped to consider what an amazing responsibility the Great Commission is? Jesus is asking us to teach “all that He has taught.” How do we do this with children? Children need to be formed in the richness of the faith even at the youngest age. The fact that they have been baptized they have […]
Simplicity and Essentiality. The Liturgy and the art of catechesis with Children.
This blog continues our reflection on the methods and ideas of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd. The Eucharistic service in the Book of Common Prayer has a central and meaningful place in the Atrium. The word “liturgy” has it’s roots in secular classical Greek. It meant a “public work” that was undertaken on behalf of […]
Pentecost and Catechesis
The Feast of Pentecost is Sunday, May 24th. It’s one of seven Principle Feasts of the Church and it brings to a close the Great Fifty Days of Easter. It’s a day when baptisms and confirmations are most appropriate. This Jewish feast for centuries celebrated the Jew’s birth as God’s Chosen People and the giving of […]
The Feast of the Ascension
The Feast of the Ascension of our Lord into Heaven was May 14, 2015. It comes during the 6th week of the “Great 50 Days,” being 40 days after Easter Morning. We find this historical event recorded in Mark 16:19, Luke 24:50-53 and Acts of the Apostles 1:6-11. On this day Jesus’ bodily entry into […]
It’s Him! It’s Him!
Maria Montessori, in her book “Spontaneous Activity in Education” tells of an account of Vladimir Ghidionescu, PhD that he shared at the International Congress of Pedagogy in Brussels in 1911. He told the story of a young child who had not received the benefit of any religious formation. One day he broke into tears. He cried, […]