During this period of Ordinary Time after the feast of Christmas, we have a series of weeks dedicated to pondering and unpacking the great gift of the Incarnation, the reality of Emmanuel, "God with us.".
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.