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The Religious Potential of the Child: Experiencing Scripture and Liturgy with Young Children Sofia Cavalletti

The Religious Potential of the Child: Experiencing Scripture and Liturgy with Young Children

Sofia Cavalletti

Published August 2nd 1992
ISBN : 9780929650678
Paperback
256 pages
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This classic book describes an experience with children from ages three to six, an experience of adults and children dwelling together in the mystery of God. Known as the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, this way of religious formation is profoundlyMoreThis classic book describes an experience with children from ages three to six, an experience of adults and children dwelling together in the mystery of God. Known as the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, this way of religious formation is profoundly biblical and sacramental, and it is, at the same time, deeply respectful of the nature of young children, who make their way to God in freedom and joy.The Religious Potential of the Child is not a how-to book, complete with lesson plans and material ideas. Instead it offers a glimpse into the religious life of the atrium, a specially prepared place for children to live out their silent request: Help me come closer to God by myself. Here we can see the childs spiritual capabilities and perhaps even find in our own souls the child long burdened with religious information.Sofia Cavalletti is an internationally known biblical scholar and was a member of the committee that prepared the Directory for Masses with Children. Together with her collaborator, Gianna Gobbi, a Montessori educator, she has traveled throughout the world forming catechists in this essentially oral method and helping to establish catechetical centers modeled on their Centro di Catechesi in Rome. Published by Liturgy Training Publications.