The Cycle of Easter continues its lengthy time of growing and pondering the greatest of mysteries: Jesus died and He is risen, Alleluia! We begin a new school year continuing to reflect on the One who calls us by name and gives us everything we need. How blessed we are to enter into time away with Him in the Atrium each week once again!
The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is a Montessori-based religious formation program for children, beginning at the age of three. It seeks to create and facilitate a sacred, “hands-on” space for children called an Atrium, in which both the children and their catechists can hear, ponder, and celebrate the most essential mysteries of the Catholic faith as revealed in the Scriptures and the Liturgy. Originally developed in Rome by Sofia Cavalletti and Gianna Gobbi fifty years ago, the Catechesis continues to spread world-wide.
At The Way of the Shepherd, the children look forward to their weekly Atrium time where they spend an hour and a half to two and a half hours working, listening, praying, and enjoying time with each other and with the Good Shepherd.