Catechesis of the Good Shepherd

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“I have been nothing but AMAZED at what CGS has done for the faith of my children. This is truly a dream method of formation for our faith!”
– Jon Leonetti, Catholic speaker and author, whose children attend School of Mary Montessori in Des Moines, Iowa

The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd was developed through the careful observation of the spiritual engagement of children and according to the principles of Montessori education.  Maria Montessori writes about providing the children access to an Atrium – an environment prepared with age-appropriate religious materials that enable a joyful expression of the child’s relationship to God:
“I would have the room built in an ecclesiastical style…  There would be statues, here and there, of our Lord, our Lady and the saints; and the children would bring flowers to put in front of these… and also light candles before them.  On the walls would be sacred pictures…  The whole room would be fitted up as a sensorial environment calling out to the souls of the children.”  (Maria Montessori, The Child in the Church)