The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd
(Levels 1, 2 and 3)
Catechesis of the Good Shepherd
The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is a unique approach to the Christian formation of young children. It is deeply rooted in the Scripture and the Liturgy of the Church and finds its structure in the educational principles of Maria Montessori.
In a prepared environment called 'the atrium' the child encounters the essential proclamations of the Christian message through sensorial rich materials, which allow him to engage body and soul in God's Word and in the Life of the Church. It is a place of prayer and profound joy seeking only to help foster in the child a deep and lifelong relationship with Jesus, the Good Shepherd and His Church.
At Divinum Auxilium Academy the atrium is the nucleus of our school. Because it is central to everything we are, it is offered both as part of the curriculum for children enrolled in the school, or as a stand-alone offering for home-schooling families who would like to have just the atrium for their children.
For more detailed information about this beautiful program for children, please see the national organization's (CGS USA) '32 Points of Reflection' http://www.cgsusa.org/about/.
Click here to enroll your child in Divinum Auxilium's Catechesis of the Good Shepherd programs. To schedule a visit to the school or to ask further questions please contact us.
"If we want to help the child draw nearer to God, we should with patience and courage seek to go always closer to the vital nucleus of things. This requires study and prayer. The children will be our teachers if we know how to observe them." -- Sofia Cavallatti