Lent is the season of preparation that allows us to get ready to celebrate the great feast of Easter. This season of quiet and listening provides many moments in which we can ponder the incomprehensible love of the Good Shepherd who laid down His life for His sheep.
The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is a Montessori-based method of religious formation for children ages three through twelve. 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 hours working, listening, praying, and enjoying time with each other and with the Good Shepherd.