“So that they may all be one, as you, Father, are in me and I in you, that they also may be in us, that the world may believe that you sent me.” John 17:21

 

Today we are continuing our season 2 journey of exploring all things Montessori as a way to understand the underpinnings and influence Maria Montessori’s discoveries of the child had on the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd by diving into her philosophy of Cosmic Education

 

Carolyn Kohlhaas is a catechist and formation leader for CGS at all three levels of formation as well as an AMI certified Montessori guide for children ages 3-12. She holds an undergraduate degree in theology and religious education from Franciscan University of Steubenville and a Masters degree in Elementary Montessori Education from Loyola University Maryland. Carolyn works with area parishes in their implementation of CGS.

 

Books and Articles on Cosmic Education-

 

Chapter 9 - Life in the Vine: The Joyful Journey Continues- https://app.etapestry.com/cart/CatechesisGoodShepherd/default/item.php?ref=628.0.1178214665

 

Religious Potential of the Child 6 – 12 year old (2nd Edition) - https://app.etapestry.com/cart/CatechesisGoodShepherd/default/item.php?ref=628.0.859210857

 

To Educate the Human Potential by Maria Montessori - https://amiusa.org/product/to-educate-the-human-potential/

 

The Spirit of the Liturgy by Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger - https://www.ignatius.com/The-Spirit-of-the-Liturgy-Commemorative-Edition-P3674.aspx

 

Maria Montessori’s Cosmic Vision, Cosmic Plan, and Cosmic Education by Camillo Grazzini –

https://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/EJ1078117.pdf

 

Books by Maria Montessori:

The Secret of Childhood

The Child and Society

A New World and Education

 

Books about Montessori or her work provided by CGSUSA bookstore:

LISTENING TO GOD WITH CHILDREN BY GIANNA GOBBI

https://app.etapestry.com/cart/CatechesisGoodShepherd/default/item.php?ref=628.0.449472539

 

COMMEMORATIVE JOURNAL: GIANNA GOBBI 1919-2002: 

https://app.etapestry.com/cart/CatechesisGoodShepherd/default/item.php?ref=628.0.1607800945

 

 

In the 2021 Journal we seek to offer a rich study and deeper understanding of Montessori's work, which is so integral to CGS.

https://app.etapestry.com/cart/CatechesisGoodShepherd/default/item.php?ref=628.0.1641855857

 

 

MONTESSORI: ON RELIGIOUS EDUCATION

CGS PUBLICATIONS & SHEPHERD's CLOSET MATERIALS (etapestry.com)

 

 

THE CHILD IN THE CHURCH (SOFTCOVER)

https://app.etapestry.com/cart/CatechesisGoodShepherd/default/item.php?ref=628.0.449714197

 

 

SILENCE IN THE SHADOW OF SPEECH

https://app.etapestry.com/cart/CatechesisGoodShepherd/default/item.php?ref=628.0.598513813

 

 

 

Previous episodes about Montessori and her work:

Episode 4 on Normalization - https://www.cgsusa.org/episode-4/

Episode 28 Montessori’s Epiphany - https://www.cgsusa.org/episode-28/

Episode 30 on Freedom and Discipline - https://www.cgsusa.org/episode-30/

 

Through their joy, their wonder and awe, their capacity for love and prayer, and their radical simplicity, the children offer adults a glimpse into what it means to fall in love with God. This has been the work of CGSUSA for almost 40 years now: to advocate for the child’s joy. Each year, CGSUSA provides catechist formation, publishes new books for continued study and contemplation, and continues to support catechists and religious leaders across the nation and the world in helping children find their own path to God’s love.  We humbly ask for your continued help and support in this effort, please give to our Annual Appeal.  Here is the link to donate: https://www.cgsusa.org/donate/

 

 

Learn more about Catechesis of the Good Shepherd at www.cgsusa.org

 

Follow us on Social Media-

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“For we are his handiwork, created in Christ Jesus for the good works that God has prepared in advance, that we should live in them.”  Ephesians 2:10

 

Today we are continuing our season 2 journey of exploring all things Montessori as a way to understand the underpinnings and influence Maria Montessori’s discoveries of the child had on the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd by diving into her philosophy of Human Needs and Tendencies.

 

 Cathy Johanni lives in Columbus, Ohio where she has enjoyed accompanying children on their spiritual journeys for more than two decades. She is recognized as a formation leader in the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd at levels I, II, and III.  She has been involved in Montessori education for a decade, working with children ages 5-14.   A member of the editorial committee for the United States Association of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Annual Journal. Cathy has authored articles and contributed to The Roman Missal Third Edition and the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd: Changes to Materials . She holds a Bachelor’s degree in cultural anthropology from Princeton University, a Master’s degree from The Ohio State University and Montessori Elementary certificates. Married for 31 years, she is the mother of five. 

 

The Human Tendencies and Montessori Education by Mario Montessori: https://amiusa.org/product/the-human-tendencies-and-montessori-education/

 

Books about Montessori or her work provided by CGSUSA bookstore:

 

LISTENING TO GOD WITH CHILDREN BY GIANNA GOBBI

https://app.etapestry.com/cart/CatechesisGoodShepherd/default/item.php?ref=628.0.449472539

 

COMMEMORATIVE JOURNAL: GIANNA GOBBI 1919-2002: 

https://app.etapestry.com/cart/CatechesisGoodShepherd/default/item.php?ref=628.0.1607800945

 

 

In the 2021 Journal we seek to offer a rich study and deeper understanding of Montessori's work, which is so integral to CGS.

https://app.etapestry.com/cart/CatechesisGoodShepherd/default/item.php?ref=628.0.1641855857

 

 

MONTESSORI: ON RELIGIOUS EDUCATION

CGS PUBLICATIONS & SHEPHERD's CLOSET MATERIALS (etapestry.com)

 

 

THE CHILD IN THE CHURCH (SOFTCOVER)

https://app.etapestry.com/cart/CatechesisGoodShepherd/default/item.php?ref=628.0.449714197

 

 

SILENCE IN THE SHADOW OF SPEECH

https://app.etapestry.com/cart/CatechesisGoodShepherd/default/item.php?ref=628.0.598513813

 

 

 

Previous episodes about Montessori and her work:

Episode 4 on Normalization - https://www.cgsusa.org/episode-4/

Episode 30 on Freedom and Discipline - https://www.cgsusa.org/episode-30/

Episode 41 on The Elementary Aged Child - https://www.cgsusa.org/episode-41/

 

Through their joy, their wonder and awe, their capacity for love and prayer, and their radical simplicity, the children offer adults a glimpse into what it means to fall in love with God. This has been the work of CGSUSA for almost 40 years now: to advocate for the child’s joy. Each year, CGSUSA provides catechist formation, publishes new books for continued study and contemplation, and continues to support catechists and religious leaders across the nation and the world in helping children find their own path to God’s love.  We humbly ask for your continued help and support in this effort, please give to our Annual Appeal.  Here is the link to donate: https://www.cgsusa.org/donate/

 

 

Learn more about Catechesis of the Good Shepherd at www.cgsusa.org

 

Follow us on Social Media-

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“Where is the newborn King of the Jews? We saw his star and have come to do him homage.” Matthew 2:2

 

Ann Garrido joins us on the podcast again today to discuss the deeper meanings that can be found in the Infancy Narratives that help us answer the question “Who are you Jesus?”

 

Ann Garrido is associate professor of homiletics at Aquinas Institute of Theology in St. Louis, MO and founding director of the school’s Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies program with an emphasis on the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (MAPS-CGS).  She has served as a catechist with children ages 3-12 since 1996. Ann is also a formation leader with the U.S Association of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd for twenty-one years and a member of the association’s formation committee.  She is the author of eight books, including Mustard Seed Preaching (LTP, 2003) and A Year with Sofia Cavalletti (LTP, 2017).

 

More information about Ann Garrido’s new book Preaching with Children can be found here: https://www.cgsusa.org/preaching-with-children-by-ann-garrido-coming-in-early-2022/

 

Ways to Nurture Your Relationship with God  – chapter 1

https://app.etapestry.com/cart/CatechesisGoodShepherd/default/item.php?ref=628.0.449804387

 

History of the Kingdom of God: From Creation to Parousia – Chapter 41-45

https://app.etapestry.com/cart/CatechesisGoodShepherd/default/item.php?ref=628.0.449761295

 

 

Raymond Brown, The Birth of the Messiah: A Commentary on the Infancy Narratives in Matthew and Luke (Doubleday, 1979)

 

Jean Danielou, The Infancy Narratives (Herder & Herder, 1968)

 

 

 Garrido, Ann. A Year with Sofia Cavalletti (Chicago: LTP, 2018)

https://app.etapestry.com/cart/CatechesisGoodShepherd/default/item.php?ref=628.0.449202187

 

Garrido, Ann. Let's Talk about Truth (ND: Ave Maria Press, 2020)

http://anngarrido.com/writing

 

Ann Garrido’s personal website: https://anngarrido.com/

 

 

Learn more about the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd at www.cgsusa.org

 

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“I praise you, because I am wonderfully made; wonderful are your works! My very self you know.” Psalm 139:14

 

Today we are continuing our season 2 journey of exploring all things Montessori  as a way to understand the underpinnings and influence Maria Montessori’s discoveries of the child had on the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd by diving into her philosophy of Practical Life.

 

Sherry Mock joins us again on the podcast to dive into Practical Life in which she has worked with extensively.  She lives in Texas with her husband.  She has been trained as a Montessori guide and in all three levels of Catechesis of the Good Shepherd.  She is a wife, mother, grandmother, Godmother, Bible teacher, and church and community volunteer.

 

 

Books about Montessori or her work provided by CGSUSA bookstore:

LISTENING TO GOD WITH CHILDREN BY GIANNA GOBBI

https://app.etapestry.com/cart/CatechesisGoodShepherd/default/item.php?ref=628.0.449472539

 

COMMEMORATIVE JOURNAL: GIANNA GOBBI 1919-2002: 

https://app.etapestry.com/cart/CatechesisGoodShepherd/default/item.php?ref=628.0.1607800945

 

 

In the 2021 Journal we seek to offer a rich study and deeper understanding of Montessori's work, which is so integral to CGS.

https://app.etapestry.com/cart/CatechesisGoodShepherd/default/item.php?ref=628.0.1641855857

 

 

MONTESSORI: ON RELIGIOUS EDUCATION

CGS PUBLICATIONS & SHEPHERD's CLOSET MATERIALS (etapestry.com)

 

 

THE CHILD IN THE CHURCH (SOFTCOVER)

https://app.etapestry.com/cart/CatechesisGoodShepherd/default/item.php?ref=628.0.449714197

 

 

SILENCE IN THE SHADOW OF SPEECH

https://app.etapestry.com/cart/CatechesisGoodShepherd/default/item.php?ref=628.0.598513813

 

 

 

Previous episodes about Montessori and her work:

Episode 4 on Normalization - https://www.cgsusa.org/episode-4/

Episode 30 on Freedom and Discipline - https://www.cgsusa.org/episode-30/

Episode 41 on The Elementary Aged Child - https://www.cgsusa.org/episode-41/

 

Through their joy, their wonder and awe, their capacity for love and prayer, and their radical simplicity, the children offer adults a glimpse into what it means to fall in love with God. This has been the work of CGSUSA for almost 40 years now: to advocate for the child’s joy. Each year, CGSUSA provides catechist formation, publishes new books for continued study and contemplation, and continues to support catechists and religious leaders across the nation and the world in helping children find their own path to God’s love.  We humbly ask for your continued help and support in this effort, please give to our Annual Appeal.  Here is the link to donate: https://www.cgsusa.org/donate/

 

 

Learn more about Catechesis of the Good Shepherd at www.cgsusa.org

 

Follow us on Social Media-

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“Sing to the Lord with thanksgiving; make music to our God on the harp.” -Psalm 147:7

 

“Prayer is first of all, listening to God. It is the particular key which opens up the mystery of God’s relationship with God’s creature; it is a key which belongs to God but which God gives to all God’s creatures regardless of denomination, class, or race; it is a key which is indeed, all people pray in differing forms, according to the culture and religious expressions of their own countries. As Christians we pray through the mediation of Jesus Christ.  Our prayer is both a preparation and a vehicle for arriving at the greatest prayer of thanksgiving: the Eucharist.” Gianna Gobbi, Listening to God with Children

 

In the atrium, everything we do is prayer: the work, the silence, the songs, the artwork, the freedom, and the discipline. The children’s prayer has special qualities to it that are wonderful models to us on how to pray. The three- to six-year-old child prays almost exclusively with praise and thanksgiving. What perfect examples they are to us, especially this week as we celebrate Thanksgiving in America, to open our eyes to the abundance of gifts and to truly be thankful, like the child is thankful. 

 

Diane Olsen joins u on the podcast again to discuss how children pray, how we can foster their prayer, and how they are examples to us in how to pray. 

 

Diane Olsen has been involved in the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd since 1990. She has received all formation levels and was recognized as a formation leader in 2002. She is actively involved leading catechist formation around the country and was recognized She is co-director of CGS at Holy Trinity Parish, Lenexa, Kansas. Diane has a philosophy and math degree from St. John’s College in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and a Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies-Catechesis of the Good Shepherd from the Aquinas Institute of Theology, St. Louis, Missouri. She is a wife, mother, and grandmother.

 

To listen to another episode with Diane Olsen: https://www.cgsusa.org/episode-3/

 

To purchase the book Listening to God with Children: https://app.etapestry.com/cart/CatechesisGoodShepherd/default/item.php?ref=628.0.449472539

 

To purchase Advent items from our eStore: https://app.etapestry.com/cart/CatechesisGoodShepherd/default/category.php?ref=628.0.447760526

When you shop with us, you help further the work to support catechists, parents, and others in the Church and beyond, as they grow in their understanding of the religious potential of children.

 

We are committed to providing resources and services int the living out of our mission to support catechists, parents, and others in the Church and beyond, as they grow in their understanding of the religious potential of children. Even while we see a decrease in income (loss of course registration fees, book sales, new memberships, and the sales of resources and materials from Shepherd’s Closet.) The Light of Our Good Shepherd sustains us in these times. May you feel inspired to help others to rejoice in His Sustaining Light please go to our website and donate at   

https://www.cgsusa.org/donate/  Thank you. 

 

Learn more about Catechesis of the Good Shepherd at www.cgsusa.org

 

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“There is an appointed time for everything, and a time for every affair under the heavens.”  Ecclesiastes 3:1

 

Today we are continuing our season 2 journey of exploring all things Montessori  as a way to understand the underpinnings and influence Maria Montessori’s discoveries of the child had on the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd by diving into her philosophy of Sensitive Periods.

 

Celine Mitchell joins us again today to dive into this subject. Although Celine recently retired as Director of CGS at her parish, she continues to be involved as catechist at St. Ambrose Academy where she also is a primary Montessori teacher. Celine is a recognized formation leader in Levels I and II. She assisted numerous parishes in starting CGS in western Pennsylvania and internationally and in her “retirement” continues to do consulting for those wanting to begin Catholic Montessori. She has led formation courses in Poland and for the Missionaries of Charity in Latvia, Brazil, Haiti, Puerto Rico, and San Francisco. Celine and her husband Bob (also a CGS catechist) have 3 grown children and 7 grandchildren and live at Good Shepherd House of Prayer.

 

 

Books about Montessori or her work provided by CGSUSA bookstore:

LISTENING TO GOD WITH CHILDREN BY GIANNA GOBBI

https://app.etapestry.com/cart/CatechesisGoodShepherd/default/item.php?ref=628.0.449472539

 

COMMEMORATIVE JOURNAL: GIANNA GOBBI 1919-2002: 

https://app.etapestry.com/cart/CatechesisGoodShepherd/default/item.php?ref=628.0.1607800945

 

 

In the 2021 Journal we seek to offer a rich study and deeper understanding of Montessori's work, which is so integral to CGS.

https://app.etapestry.com/cart/CatechesisGoodShepherd/default/item.php?ref=628.0.1641855857

 

 

MONTESSORI: ON RELIGIOUS EDUCATION

CGS PUBLICATIONS & SHEPHERD's CLOSET MATERIALS (etapestry.com)

 

 

THE CHILD IN THE CHURCH (SOFTCOVER)

https://app.etapestry.com/cart/CatechesisGoodShepherd/default/item.php?ref=628.0.449714197

 

 

SILENCE IN THE SHADOW OF SPEECH

https://app.etapestry.com/cart/CatechesisGoodShepherd/default/item.php?ref=628.0.598513813

 

 

 

Previous episodes about Montessori and her work:

Episode 4 on Normalization - https://www.cgsusa.org/episode-4/

Episode 30 on Freedom and Discipline - https://www.cgsusa.org/episode-30/

Episode 41 on The Elementary Aged Child - https://www.cgsusa.org/episode-41/

 

Through their joy, their wonder and awe, their capacity for love and prayer, and their radical simplicity, the children offer adults a glimpse into what it means to fall in love with God. This has been the work of CGSUSA for almost 40 years now: to advocate for the child’s joy. Each year, CGSUSA provides catechist formation, publishes new books for continued study and contemplation, and continues to support catechists and religious leaders across the nation and the world in helping children find their own path to God’s love.  We humbly ask for your continued help and support in this effort, please give to our Annual Appeal.  Here is the link to donate: https://www.cgsusa.org/donate/

 

 

Learn more about Catechesis of the Good Shepherd at www.cgsusa.org

 

Follow us on Social Media-

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“He called a child over, placed it in their midst, and said, ‘Amen, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will not enter the kingdom of heaven.”  Matthew 18:4

 

Today we are continuing our season 2 journey of exploring all things Montessori by diving into her philosophy on the four planes of development.  What are they? Why are they important for us to understand as we work with the Good Shepherd and the child?

 

Claire Paglia joins us again today to dive into this subject. Claire Paglia is a child of the atrium. As an adult, she is an AMI-trained guide who has been in the primary environment for 12 years. She holds a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and a master’s degree in education with a concentration in Montessori from Loyola University, Maryland. She worked for a year as a course assistant for the primary training center. In 2012, she received her Level I formation and has been a catechist at her church in varying capacities since then. She enjoys spending time with her family and particularly enjoys preparing Montessori-friendly spaces at home for her three children. 

 

Books about Montessori or her work provided by CGSUSA bookstore:

LISTENING TO GOD WITH CHILDREN BY GIANNA GOBBI

https://app.etapestry.com/cart/CatechesisGoodShepherd/default/item.php?ref=628.0.449472539

 

COMMEMORATIVE JOURNAL: GIANNA GOBBI 1919-2002: 

https://app.etapestry.com/cart/CatechesisGoodShepherd/default/item.php?ref=628.0.1607800945

 

 

In the 2021 Journal we seek to offer a rich study and deeper understanding of Montessori's work, which is so integral to CGS.

https://app.etapestry.com/cart/CatechesisGoodShepherd/default/item.php?ref=628.0.1641855857

 

 

MONTESSORI: ON RELIGIOUS EDUCATION

CGS PUBLICATIONS & SHEPHERD's CLOSET MATERIALS (etapestry.com)

 

 

THE CHILD IN THE CHURCH (SOFTCOVER)

https://app.etapestry.com/cart/CatechesisGoodShepherd/default/item.php?ref=628.0.449714197

 

 

SILENCE IN THE SHADOW OF SPEECH

https://app.etapestry.com/cart/CatechesisGoodShepherd/default/item.php?ref=628.0.598513813

 

 

 

Previous episodes about Montessori and her work:

Episode 4 on Normalization - https://www.cgsusa.org/episode-4/

Episode 30 on Freedom and Discipline - https://www.cgsusa.org/episode-30/

Episode 41 on The Elementary Aged Child - https://www.cgsusa.org/episode-41/

 

Through their joy, their wonder and awe, their capacity for love and prayer, and their radical simplicity, the children offer adults a glimpse into what it means to fall in love with God. This has been the work of CGSUSA for almost 40 years now: to advocate for the child’s joy. Each year, CGSUSA provides catechist formation, publishes new books for continued study and contemplation, and continues to support catechists and religious leaders across the nation and the world in helping children find their own path to God’s love.  We humbly ask for your continued help and support in this effort, please give to our Annual Appeal.  Here is the link to donate: https://www.cgsusa.org/donate/

 

 

Learn more about Catechesis of the Good Shepherd at www.cgsusa.org

 

Follow us on Social Media-

Facebook at “The United States Association of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd”

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"Whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me."  Matthew 18:5

 

Welcome back friends to the GS and the child podcast!  We are excited to begin season 2 with a series on all things Montessori! To start this season off we are going to explore the history of Maria Montessori and her work!  A good episode to go back to is Episode 28 on Montessori’s Epiphany with Sherry Mock.  But today we are going to look at the whole timeline of Montessori’s life and work, but episode 28 takes one moment of that timeline, Jan 6, 1907, and goes into the beautiful details from that day.  So, after you listen to today’s episode, go check out episodes 28. 

 

Carol began as a Montessori Guide after receiving her diploma at the 38th Indian

Montessori Training Course in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India in 1974.

The very next year, Sofia Cavalletti participated in an International AMI

Conference in St. Paul, MN. After the conference, 30 of the primary

Montessori guides, took the first course given in the U.S. They covered all three

levels and studied for 5 weeks. Later, she competed two degrees in Human Development, both her B.A. and M.A., the latter from St. Mary’s University. The first atrium in Minnesota began because her two children, who were adopted from the Missionaries of Charity in India, turned 5 and 3 years old. The atrium began in 1982 at the Church of St. Frances Cabrini, Minneapolis, MN.

 

In 2006, Carol received the Diploma from the Assistants to Infancy training at the

Opera Nazionale Montessori in Rome, Italy. She was able to work with Silvana

Montanaro and visit the Rome Atrium often. In the late 1980’s she began work as a Formation Leader and has given CGS catechist formation in all three levels over the last 30 years.

 

Another joyful ‘grace’ was yet to come when she was invited to work with the

Missionaries of Charity, beginning in 2009 in Kenya. A complete circle, from the

adoption of her children to serving the sisters, a golden thread, sewn by the Holy

Spirit. In addition to Formation Courses in the U.S., Carol has worked with the sisters

in Uzbekistan, Sri Lanka, Trinidad, and Rwanda.

 

Sources for learning more about Maria Montessori’s life:

Association Montessori Internationale, Amsterdam -  montessori-ami.org

Montessori organizations and archival libraries - www.operanazionalemontessori.it

American Montessori Society, New York City - amshq.org

 

Books by Maria Montessori:

The Secret of Childhood

The Child and Society

A New World and Education

 

Books about Montessori or her work provided by CGSUSA bookstore:

LISTENING TO GOD WITH CHILDREN BY GIANNA GOBBI

https://app.etapestry.com/cart/CatechesisGoodShepherd/default/item.php?ref=628.0.449472539

 

COMMEMORATIVE JOURNAL: GIANNA GOBBI 1919-2002: 

https://app.etapestry.com/cart/CatechesisGoodShepherd/default/item.php?ref=628.0.1607800945

 

 

In the 2021 Journal we seek to offer a rich study and deeper understanding of Montessori's work, which is so integral to CGS.

https://app.etapestry.com/cart/CatechesisGoodShepherd/default/item.php?ref=628.0.1641855857

 

 

MONTESSORI: ON RELIGIOUS EDUCATION

CGS PUBLICATIONS & SHEPHERD's CLOSET MATERIALS (etapestry.com)

 

 

THE CHILD IN THE CHURCH (SOFTCOVER)

https://app.etapestry.com/cart/CatechesisGoodShepherd/default/item.php?ref=628.0.449714197

 

 

SILENCE IN THE SHADOW OF SPEECH

https://app.etapestry.com/cart/CatechesisGoodShepherd/default/item.php?ref=628.0.598513813

 

 

 

Previous episodes about Montessori and her work:

Episode 4 on Normalization - https://www.cgsusa.org/episode-4/

Episode 28 Montessori’s Epiphany - https://www.cgsusa.org/episode-28/

Episode 30 on Freedom and Discipline - https://www.cgsusa.org/episode-30/

 

Through their joy, their wonder and awe, their capacity for love and prayer, and their radical simplicity, the children offer adults a glimpse into what it means to fall in love with God. This has been the work of CGSUSA for almost 40 years now: to advocate for the child’s joy. Each year, CGSUSA provides catechist formation, publishes new books for continued study and contemplation, and continues to support catechists and religious leaders across the nation and the world in helping children find their own path to God’s love.  We humbly ask for your continued help and support in this effort, please give to our Annual Appeal.  Here is the link to donate: https://www.cgsusa.org/donate/

 

 

Learn more about Catechesis of the Good Shepherd at www.cgsusa.org

 

Follow us on Social Media-

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Season 2, with new episodes of the podcast, will begin in October of 2021.

Freedom and Discipline with Claire Paglia originally aired on February 3, 2021

 

“Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.” – 2 Corinthians 3:17

 

Freedom and Discipline are two words usually used as opposites and yet they are at the heart of the Montessori method and our work in Catechesis of the Good Shepherd.  Maria Montessori’s believed that true discipline comes from within and that freedom is the ability to accept rules without being limited by them.  The purposeful work that we offer in our environments that leads to concentration and then is followed by the opportunity to make choices and then subsequently develops the will, feeds independence, and results in freedom.  Discipline is not the idea of “training people to obey rules” but more about self-discipline.  It comes from within the child rather than imposed externally. 

 

The art of applying Freedom and Discipline in the atrium, classroom, or our homes can be tricky as we encounter children of different needs or different emotional states from day to day.  Claire Paglia joins us on the podcast today to speak about the Montessori’s philosophy of Freedom and Discipline and its application with children.  

 

Claire Paglia was a child of the atrium. As an adult, she is an AMI-trained guide who has been in the primary environment for 12 years. She holds a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and a master’s degree in education with a concentration in Montessori from Loyola University, Maryland. She worked for a year as a course assistant for the primary training center. In 2012, she received her Level I formation and has been a catechist at her church in varying capacities since then. She enjoys spending time with her family and particularly enjoys preparing Montessori-friendly spaces at home for her three children. 

 

 

Listening to God with Children by Gianna Gobbi:  https://app.etapestry.com/cart/CatechesisGoodShepherd/default/item.php?ref=628.0.449472539

 

The Absorbent Mind (Owl Edition, 1995) Chapters 25 and 26

 

The Discovery of the Child (Clio edition, 1997) Chapters 3 and 23

 

The Secret of Childhood (Ballantine, 1966) Chapter 19

 

Education for a New World (Clio edition, 2007) Chapter 12 

 

At Home with Montessori: https://www.instagram.com/_athomewithmontessori_/

Curious Parenting: https://www.curiousparenting.net/

Dr. Becky at Home: https://drbeckyathome.com/

Seed and Sew: https://www.seedandsew.org/

 

The NAMTA Journal: Montessori's Positive Psychology to Help All Children (Spring 2017 Volume 42, Number 2) https://shop.montessori-namta.org/collections/namta-journals/products/montessoris-positive-psychology-to-help-all-children 

Montessori Speaks to Parents: A Collection of Articles https://amiusa.org/product/maria-montessori-speaks-parents/ 

 

 

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Season 2 with new episodes of the podcast will begin in October of 2021.

CGS and Children of All Abilities with Trinka Hamel originally aired Sept. 30, 2020

 

“You formed my inmost being; you knit me in my mother’s womb.  I praise you, because I am wonderfully made; wonderful are your works! My very self you know.” Psalm 140 13-14

 

Maria Montessori began her journey with children of “different ability” so it is fitting that our work in the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, which follows her educational model, would be inclusive of children of all abilities as well.  If we truly believe, as our work in the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd tells us, that we are “led by the child” then we will meet each child in the atrium wherever they are on their faith journey. Once a child with disabilities is accepted into an atrium, many practical tasks remain such as assessing the child’s abilities, identifying a catechist, and determining which materials are appropriate. 

 

Trinka Hamel joins The Good Shepherd and the Child Podcast today to share her experience with experimental work with children and young people of different abilities using the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd model.  She has years of experience both professionally and in the atrium to share with us. 

 

Trinka considers the young children she came to know in her first years as a special education specialist in Chicago to be among her greatest mentors and teachers.  Like all children, they were drawn to beauty, joy, relationship and kindness.  When Trinka was introduced to CGS in 2004 it was like coming home to a place she’d never been.  She has been a catechist since 2008, helped to develop all levels of atria at a local parish in Tacoma, WA, and recently became a Level I formation leader.  Trinka completed a Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies with an emphasis on the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd at Aquinas Institute of Theology in 2017, and continues to support the CGS communities in her region as a member of the Sheepfold Consortium for CGS sustainability in the Pacific Northwest.    

 

 

Resources for further growth:

 

https://www.cgsusa.org/discover/children-with-disabilities/

 

https://www.cgsusa.org/wp-content/uploads/Recognizing-the-Gift.pdf

 

https://ncpd.org/

 

For a deeper dive into the theology of disability, here's an overview from Deborah Creamer, "Theological Accessibility: The Contribution of Disability":  https://dsq-sds.org/article/view/812/987

 

 

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