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Book - Aid to Life, Montessori Beyond the Classroom

In this book the author shares stories based on fifty years of Montessori work in thirty countries, first as a teacher of children from 2-13 in Montessori schools, then discovering new ways to use Montessori principles in a variety of situations—all aimed at inspiring, and providing practical ideas, to parents and teachers today. Rather than beginning with a desired standard academic curriculum, the learning is based on the needs and tendencies of human beings at different ages and planes, or stages, of development. As a result, education becomes a joy. Following Montessori principles can help anyone to dig deep and discover their inborn gifts, to gain the experience and confidence to push boundaries, to develop creative problem solving abilities, resilience, and compassion.

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Book - All is Gift: Enjoying the Presence of God

Then centenary volume contains four pieces previously unpublished in English, as selected, translated, and introduced by Dr. Patricia Coulter.  This 213-page special issue contains a glossary by Gianna Gobbi and two informal appendices along with rich photographic and bibliographic material.

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Book - An Evangelizing Catechesis: Teaching from Your Encounter with Christ

"An Evangelizing Catechesis: Teaching from Your Encounter with Christ" by James C. Pauley is a guide for catechists seeking to connect their personal faith experience with their teaching. The book emphasizes that a catechist's role goes beyond transmitting information—it requires an authentic witness to the Gospel. Pauley underscores the importance of a deep personal relationship with Christ and illustrates how catechists can bring students into a life of missionary discipleship. With testimonies from contemporary catechists, insights from Church teachings, and practical strategies for engaging students, this book equips catechists to boldly and compassionately share the faith. It's a valuable resource for anyone involved in Catholic education, from parish catechists to Catholic school teachers, providing a roadmap for evangelizing through catechesis and inspiring a renewed approach to teaching the Catholic Faith.

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Book - Companion to the Directory for Catechesis

The Companion to the Directory for Catechesis is your in-depth, chapter-by-chapter guide to the new Directory for Catechesis (2020). This practical summary and commentary on all twelve chapters of the directory will help you engage in deep reflection on the content and its implications for your ministry. Written by two trusted catechists and teachers, each chapter of the Companion to the Directory for Catechesis features discussion questions, reflection, and prayer for catechists and catechetical leaders. With a foreword by Bishop Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst of the Pontifical Council for Promotion of the New Evangelization, which is responsible for presenting the Directory for Catechesis itself, the Companion to the Directory for Catechesis is a trustworthy resource for group or individual study.

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Book - Drinking from the Sources: How Scripture and Liturgy Shape Our Christian Life

Drinking from the Sources: How Scripture and Liturgy Shape Our Christian Life is a companion volume to Ways to Nurture the Relationship with God. Through P. Coulter s translation and selection of Cavalletti s meditations in the early 1970s, we experience Cavalletti s insights into the integral relationship of Scripture and liturgy and how both inform and form the Christian. Whereas Ways to Nurture focused on Scripture, here Cavalletti probes the liturgy, particularly the Eucharistic Prayers to illustrate how the Bible is one unified book, which we live in liturgy in a particular way.

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Book - Echoing the Mystery: Unlocking the Deposit of Faith in Catechesis

Echoing the Mystery is a catechetical resource specializing in sharing the doctrines of the Faith. After the culmination of many years of catechetical teaching and engaging all ages to share these truths, the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist joyfully present this beautiful master resource Echoing the Mystery. In a shared desire to compile and supply an all-encompassing source for ‘echoing’ the doctrines of the Faith, the Sisters have accomplished their long-held desire to transmit the catechetical teaching approach from reputable catechist, Barbara Morgan, finally presenting in one place, her decades-long teaching method of the keys to the doctrines.

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Book - Educating in Christ: A Practical Handbook

Educating in Christ is a comprehensive guide designed for parents, catechists, teachers, and Catholic school administrators who are dedicated to providing meaningful religious education rooted in authentic Christian anthropology. With practical insights and theoretical frameworks, this book addresses contemporary calls from the Church for a mystagogical approach, weaving together sacramental theology with scripture-based teachings. The first part lays out a detailed developmental roadmap from early childhood to adolescence, suggesting age-appropriate activities and lessons to nurture faith. In the second part, the book marries contemporary educational practices with Montessori principles to create a holistic pedagogy centered on God. It also includes practical classroom methods and curriculum outlines based on the liturgical year. Filled with endorsements from respected Catholic educators and scholars, Educating in Christ is a vital resource for anyone seeking to inspire a lifelong journey of faith in young learners.

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Book - Following God’s Pedagogy: Principles for Children’s Catechesis

In the 2020 "Directory for Catechesis", the Church calls for a renewal of catechesis that focuses on bringing people to a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ. Solid formation is not only about teaching doctrine, but also, and more importantly, about forming disciples who have encountered and know Christ. In "Following God’s Pedagogy", Sister Mary Michael Fox, OP, brings decades of experience in catechesis to offer a unique and proven model for children’s catechesis. She draws upon her deep catechetical experience and thorough research into the nature of the child, divine revelation, and catechetical methodology. She offers timely insight into how the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS) offers an approach to children’s catechesis that forms the mind and heart of the child, leading them into a deeper relationship with Christ and a life of discipleship. Bishops, diocesan catechetical directors, and all catechists will discover a way of faith formation of children that is sure to renew and strengthen catechesis for years to come.

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Book - From Baptism to the Act of Faith

The advances made in the field of catechetics during the last two decades are the good fruit of contemporary Biblical Studies, liturgical renewal, and profound theological development. This slender volume, by a renowned theologian, witnesses to the impact that a revitalized theology brings to religious education. From Baptism to the Act of Faith is of once a Biblical theology of Baptism and an analysis of the basic natural and supernatural forces which dispose the child to the work of the catechist. The book also serves as the introductory volume to the “Bible, Life, and Workshop Series,” a textbook course on religion for grades one through twelve.  This work, drawn from profound and accurate theological insights, is of itself necessary for all engaged in the religious education of children. 

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Book - History’s Golden Thread: The History of Salvation

The Bible is the timeless word of God that comes to us through the cultural structures of a specific people, the people of Israel. In spite of the number of books that it comprises, the Bible is, in the end, one book that contains one history. In this book Sofia Cavalletti uses the scriptures to follow the golden thread of the history of salvation, from the creation of the world to its final destiny in Christ. Fifty brief chapters look at the stories of the Old Testament through the lens of the New Testament, making parallels between events, images, and persons. References to the founders of the Church and to the liturgy are included to show how the Bible has been experienced throughout the centuries and how its texts have continued to permeate the lives of believers. Ideal for catechists, scripture students, and anyone interested in understanding the biblical foundations of Christianity. Sofia Cavalletti is an internationally known biblical scholar and the founder of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, a method of religious formation based on the educational model of Maria Montesorri. The Catechesis builds on the capacity for faith already present in each child, using the scriptures and the liturgy of the Church. Published by Liturgy Training Publications.

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Book - Keys to the Hearts of Youth

Keys to the Hearts of Youth by Fr. Paul P. Avallone is an insightful guide into the transformative world of Salesian education. Drawing on over fifty years of experience as an educator, administrator, and counselor, Fr. Avallone delves into the philosophy of St. John Bosco's preventive system, a method that has shaped the lives of young people across the globe. With degrees in theology, educational psychology, and pastoral counseling, he brings a unique blend of scholarly rigor and hands-on experience to this book, offering practical advice for teachers, administrators, and parents alike. Through engaging stories and contemporary applications, he illustrates how Reason, Religion, and Kindness form the core of an educational approach that fosters empathy, discipline, and personal growth. This book is an essential resource for anyone seeking to understand and implement the timeless principles of Salesian education in a modern context.

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Book - Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder

In his landmark work Last Child in the Woods, Richard Louv brought together cutting-edge studies that pointed to direct exposure to nature as essential for a child’s healthy physical and emotional development. Now this new edition updates the growing body of evidence linking the lack of nature in children’s lives and the rise in obesity, attention disorders, and depression. Louv’s message has galvanized an international back-to-nature campaign to “Leave No Child Inside.” His book will change the way you think about our future and the future of our children.

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Book - Life in the Vine: The Joyful Journey Continues

In this companion to The Religious Potential of the Child 6-12 years old, author Rebekah Rojcewicz documents the decades of work and the journeys that catechists and older children, six to twelve years old, have made with Jesus the True Vine. For parents, catechists, and those who seek to take seriously Jesus challenge to change and become like children (Matthew 18:3), this book serves as an invitation to the same joyful journey.

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Book - Montessori: On Religious Education

This volume includes the 1929 version of The Child in the Church prepared by E.M. Standing and the sequel to that never before printed in English: The Life of Christ in the Liturgical Year translated from Italian. The third section is a taken from a series of talks Montessori gave and was compiled in 1955 by Georgette and Anne-Marie Bernard in a French book called L'Education Religieuse. Montessori reprinted The Life of Christ is the Liturgical Year in 1949, and that is the text which we have translated. This and the talks, completed just a few years before her death, seem to be a culmination of her experiences. The seeds of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd are contained in these pages and Catechists and Montessori teachers alike will find "rich food, but not too much" to ponder as they continue to follow the child.

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Book - My Path to Heaven: A Young Person’s Guide to the Faith

"My Path to Heaven" is a transformative retreat-in-a-book designed for Catholic children aged 9 to 12, guiding them through the foundational teachings of the Faith in a manner that inspires them to live lives of holiness. Drawing from the rich tradition of the St. Ignatius retreat, this book provides a comprehensive yet accessible exploration of crucial concepts like God's will, Heaven and Hell, the Holy Trinity, the Incarnation, and the Passion. Through engaging narratives and thoughtful illustrations, children will not only learn about these essential truths but also understand their practical implications for daily life and decision-making. This unique resource is crafted to foster a deep sense of devotion and reverence, encouraging children to cultivate a personal relationship with Jesus, Mary, and the saints. It covers critical topics such as free will, God's mercy, and the spiritual battle against evil, offering practical guidance on making good choices and embracing a path toward Heaven. 

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Book - Nurturing the Whole Child: Montessori Principles Applied to the Catechesis of Children

In Nurturing the Whole Child: Montessori Principles Applied to the Catechesis of Children, Gianna Gobbi draws on a lifetime of experience with children, having apprenticed with educator Dr. Maria Montessori, and collaborated with biblical scholar Sofia Cavalletti to develop the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS). With a deep understanding of the way children hear God speak to them personally and with profound simplicity, Gobbi explains how Montessori principles are practically applied with children in the context of religious formation. This work is the fruit of entering gently and respectfully into the child's joyful encounter with the mystery of God's silent self-revelation made tangible through ancient biblical images, liturgical signs, and celebrations. Originally presented in Italian as a series of lectures for the formation of catechists in CGS, “la dispenza di Gianna” has been translated in English and edited for publication. This book is an important addition to the CGS library and a valuable reference in the formation of catechists in CGS. Parents of young children attending the CGS atrium will also find this book an informative resource on the nature of children and their prayer life.

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

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 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 child's spiritual capabilities and perhaps even find in our own souls the child long burdened with religious information.

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Book - The 5 Love Languages of Children: The Secret to Loving Children Effectively

You know you love your child. But how can you make sure your child knows it? The #1 New York Times bestselling The 5 Love Languages® has helped millions of couples learn the secret to building a love that lasts. Now discover how to speak your child’s love language in a way that he or she understands. Dr. Gary Chapman and Dr. Ross Campbell help you: Discover your child’s love language; Assist your child in successful learning; Use the love languages to correct and discipline more effectively; Build a foundation of unconditional love for your child

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Book - The 5 Love Languages of Teenagers: The Secret to Loving Teens Effectively

In this adaptation of the #1 New York Times bestseller The 5 Love Languages®, Dr. Gary Chapman explores the world in which teenagers live, explains their developmental changes, and gives tools to help you identify and appropriately communicate in your teen’s love language.Get practical tips for how to: Express love to your teen effectively; Navigate the key issues in your teen’s life, including anger and independence; Set boundaries that are enforced with discipline and consequences; Support and love your teen when he or she fails.

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Book - The Absorbent Mind: A Classic in Education and Child Development for Educators and Parents

In response to the crisis in American education, more than five thousand public and private schools across the nation have adopted the timeless Montessori Method of teaching, of which this book is the cornerstone. Written by the women whose name is synonymous worldwide with child development theory, The Absorbent Mind takes its title from the phrase that the inspired Italian doctor coined to characterize the child's most crucial developmental stage: the first six years.

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Book - The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd in a Parish Setting

What happens when a parish community chooses the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd for its youngest members? What questions should be asked before that decision is made, and after? What does an atrium look like? What do you need? How do you start? And how did this type of Catechesis ever get started in the first place? This newly revised edition of Tina Lillig s practical and enduring resource offers step-by-step information to address the questions of pastors, directors of religious education, parish staff members, parents, catechists, and anyone else interested in the great blessing that young children are to the parish community.

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Book - The Catechism of the Catholic Church and the Craft of Catechesis

"The Catechism of the Catholic Church and the Craft of Catechesis" is an insightful guide for anyone involved in teaching or learning the Catholic faith, revealing the hidden pedagogy within the Catechism of the Catholic Church. With a foreword by Cardinal Christoph Schoenborn, this book unpacks the intricacies of the Catechism, showing how it is not only a comprehensive source of doctrinal knowledge but also a finely crafted educational tool. Instead of focusing solely on the Catechism's content, authors Petroc Willey, Barbara Morgan, and Pierre de Cointet explore its structure and the teaching methods it encompasses, offering practical insights for catechists, parents, teachers, and students. This unique approach sheds light on the "wisdom of the presentation" and the "depth of its spirituality," providing a twelve-step 'path to recovery' from ineffective catechetical practices that have hindered the Church's mission to share the faith. Rooted in the 'pedagogy of God,' the book proposes a fresh perspective on catechesis, advocating for a method that resonates with Catholic tradition while embracing contemporary educational needs. Originating from a collaborative effort among three institutions dedicated to authentic catechesis, this book serves as an essential resource for those seeking to deepen their understanding of the Catechism and to effectively impart its teachings across various settings, from the home to the classroom to the parish.

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Book - The Child in the Church

"The Child in the Church," edited by E.M. Standing, is a collection of essays by Maria Montessori and others that explores innovative approaches to religious education for children. Maria Montessori emphasizes a child-centered philosophy that respects each child's unique spiritual experience, advocating for a religious education that allows children to engage with the Liturgy in concrete and meaningful ways. The book includes essays like "Montessori Principles in the Light of Scholastic Philosophy" by E.M. Standing and "The 'Maria Montessori' School of Religion (Rome)" by Sofia Cavalletti, among others, offering a rich array of perspectives on integrating Montessori's educational principles with religious instruction. In Part Three, practical examples illustrate how to implement Montessori's ideas in real-world religious settings. This volume is an essential resource for parents, educators, and catechists seeking to foster a nurturing and spiritually enriching environment for children's faith formation.

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Book - The Deep Well of Time: The Transforming Power of Storytelling in the Classroom

Bring the fun and energy of storytelling to your classroom or home with this comprehensive guide. Gain insights that will help you become an accomplished storyteller, an essential skill for Montessori practitioners. Encourage what Maria Montessori referred to as the child’s “great power of imagination” and the child as a “force for the discovery of truth.” Children will be delighted with your stories and will come to lessons with new-found enthusiasm. Written by master Montessori storyteller Michael Dorer, this comprehensive book journeys from the basics of storytelling to how to create your own stories. Includes over 40 complete stories matched to the Montessori curriculum and materials. Numerous illustrations, diagrams, and charts add to the appeal of this invaluable addition to any Montessorian’s library.

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Book - The Development of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd: Inside the Atria in Rome

A photographic record of the materials for the three age groups (3-6, 6-9, and 9-12) as well as historical photographs and drawings by the children in Sofia Cavalletti’s atrium, Centro di Catechesis Buon Pastore, in Rome.  The commentary is by Cavalletti, who with Montessorian Gianna Gobbi, developed this approach to the religious formation of children. Cavaletti highlights the origin and development of the materials, including how the children’s responses guided the selection of the foundational themes of the Christian message they presented to the children.  At each level, the selected themes from Scripture and Liturgy, and materials that elucidate these themes, nurture the child’s religious potential for a relationship with God.

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Book - The Discovery of the Child

In The Discovery of the Child Maria Montessori describes the nature of the child and her method. She believes that once the general principles of her method have been grasped, the parts dealing with its material application are extremely simple. Gone are teachers who wear out their lungs maintaining discipline, the verbal instruction has been replaced by 'material for development', which affords children the opportunity of teaching themselves by their own efforts. The teacher thus becomes a director of the children's own spontaneous work.

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Book - The Emotions God Gave You: A Guide for Catholics to Healthy and Holy Living

Emotions such as anger or sadness or desire arise within us, often without our directly willing them. But we are still free to choose how we respond to them. How can we better understand our God-given emotions and manage them so that we gain the emotional equilibrium and healthy balance we need to take charge of our lives, grow closer to Christ, and share in the joy of his love?In this insightful and easy-to-read book, Catholic therapist Art Bennett and his wife Laraine explain how our emotions affect us and how our thoughts, attitudes, and behavior can affect our emotions. In a conversational and non-technical way, the authors address these and other questions: What are the effects of temperament and our past experiences on our emotional health? Can we trust our feelings? When do our emotions become destructive? How do past emotional wounds affect our present-day emotional balance?--Outlines the Catholic understanding of emotions.--Uses real-life examples of people dealing with emotional issues.--Helps us see how managing our emotions can lead to healthier relationships with others as well as growth in virtue and a closer relationship with the Lord.

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Book - The Good Shepherd and the Child: A Joyful Journey

In the introduction to the first edition, Sofia Cavalletti acknowledges that in addition to offering rich insights on who the child is spiritual—including the child before 3 years of age–, in Part II the book seeks to answer the question: “But how do I do it (the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd) with children?”  This second edition is a fuller answer to the above question, and it reflects the growth and transformation of the catechesis and, thus, seeks to “correct” some previous practices (such as the matter of no longer narrating a Scripture text before doing the solemn reading of the text directly from the Bible). Joyful Journey was first conceived in response to a specific request from Bishop Marcel Gervais who had been very moved by The Religious Potential of the Child but wanted another rendering of the catechesis which would be even more accessible to parents and educators of young children. Joyful Journey is meant to be a compliment to and not a substitution for the in-depth exploration of the child’s relationship with God and how we can best foster that relationship which is offered in catechist formation courses.  Every catechist, every parent,  will want this book on his or her shelf, to read and re-read again and again.

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Book - The History of the Kingdom of God, Part 1: From Creation to Parousia

The History of the Kingdom of God I: Creation to Parousia is a revision by Sofia Cavalletti of her earlier work, History's Golden Thread, a core text in the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd. Another core text, Living Liturgy, has also been revised and will be the second volume, The History of the Kingdom of God II: Liturgy and the Building of the Kingdom. Together, these two volumes offer the reader insight into Scripture and Liturgy as the means to understand God's plan of salvation history, from the creation of the world, through redemption by the life, death, and Resurrection of Jesus, to its culmination in the Parousia, when God will be all in all. While this first volume is essential reading for all catechists of the Good Shepherd, anyone who studies the Bible and who seeks to understand God's revelation through sacred history will be enlightened and inspired by Cavalletti's insights and scholarship.

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Book - The History of the Kingdom of God, Part 2: Liturgy and the Building of the Kingdom

Sofia Cavalletti’s primary concern in this book is to assist adults who are working with the religious formation of children to enter more deeply into the essential aspects of the liturgy. As Rebekah Rojcevicz writes in the introduction, “The second volume, subtitled ‘Liturgy and the Building of the Kingdom of God,’ considers specifically the present phase of history, in which God’s plan is always in action, that is, it is continuing to unfold, and every man, every woman, and every child is invited to participate and collaborate in this history.” Her understanding of liturgy as transformative prayer brings about God’s kingdom on earth as it is in heaven makes this work of interest to all who love the liturgy and for whom liturgy is central to their Christian life.

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Book - The Joyful Child: Montessori, Global Wisdom for Birth to Three

Every culture has wisdom but in modern times much of it has been lost and the first three years of life are too important for experiments. The Montessori guidelines presented here have held true all over the world, no matter what the culture of the child, for over 100 years. It is the goal of this book to help parents look for, discover, appreciate, and support the mental, physical, and emotional needs of the child in the first three years of life.There are over 100 black and white pictures from the author’s work around the world with children from birth to three years of age. "The Joyful Child" is used in Montessori teacher training centers, middle school human development classes, birth preparation classes, and it is of interest to anyone studying education and child development. 

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Book - The Life of Saint Dominic Savio

Little Domenico Savio, whose biography was originally published by Don Bosco very shortly after the holy child's death, was, as will be seen, Don Bosco's spiritual child, and it is a subject of great joy to all his admirers that his cause also has at last been introduced at Rome with the approval of the Holy See. Domenico Savio, whom we all hope to see one day raised to the Altars of the Church, died as a schoolboy and when not yet fifteen years of age. He was not a Religious of any Order, he was not a Cleric, nor even as yet a church student, though hoping one day to become one; he was just an ordinary schoolboy, fond of his games, as well as of his books. Herein again we seem to see a peculiarly appropriate patron for all Catholic school children, for Domenico may be truly said to be one of themselves, and in these days of educational strife and danger such a patron is more than ever needed by our Catholic schools.

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Book - The Montessori Baby: A Parent's Guide to Nurturing Your Baby with Love, Respect, and Understanding

Drawing on principles developed by the educator Dr Maria Montessori, The Montessori Baby shows how to raise your baby from birth to age one with love, respect, insight, and a surprising sense of calm. Cowritten by Simone Davies, author of the bestselling The Montessori Toddler, and Junnifa Uzodike, it’s a book filled with hundreds of practical ideas for understanding what is happening with your baby, and how you can mindfully assist in their learning and development. Prepare yourself for parenthood–physically, emotionally, intellectually, and spiritually. Become an active observer to understand what your baby is really telling you. Create Montessori spaces in your home, including “yes” spaces where nothing is off-limits. Set up activities that encourage baby’s movement and language development at their own pace. Raise a secure baby who’s ready to explore the world with confidence.

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Book - The Montessori Child: A Parent's Guide to Raising Capable Children with Creative Minds and Compassionate Hearts

When children are given independence, the tools to succeed, and the encouragement to build on their abilities, it’s amazing what they can achieve. The newest book in the bestselling Montessori series is an everything-you-need-to-know guide to raising your school-aged child (from 3–12 years old, with a bonus chapter for the teen years) in the Montessori way. Educators Simone Davies and Junnifa Uzodike provide an in-depth, practical guide to incorporating Montessori principles into readers’ everyday lives, with advice on everything from setting up your home in ways that encourage curiosity and independence to supporting your child’s social and moral development with a balance of limit-setting and age-appropriate freedoms. The book includes dozens of hands-on activities to help foster your child's love of numbers and literacy, art and science, and ones that encourage community-building, social awareness, and connection with the natural world. The Montessori Child offers a powerful alternative for parents who feel that family life has gotten too complicated by showing parents how to make more intentional choices for your family, how to better understand the needs of your children, and support them as they develop their unique potential. 

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Book - The Montessori Toddler: A Parent's Guide to Raising a Curious and Responsible Human Being

With hundreds of practical ideas for every aspect of living with a toddler, here are five principles for feeding your child’s natural curiosity, from “Trust in the child” to “Fostering a sense of wonder.” Step-by-step ways to cultivate daily routines with ease, like brushing teeth, toilet-training, dealing with siblings, losing the pacifier. Plus learn how to: Stay composed when your toddler is not and set limits with love and respect—without resorting to bribes or punishment; Set up your home and get rid of the chaos; Create Montessori activities that are just right for your one-to-three-year-old; Raise an inquisitive learner who loves exploring the world around them; See the world through your toddler’s eyes and be surprised and delighted by their perspective; Be your child’s guide—and truly celebrate every stage.

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Book - The Mother and the Child: Maria Montessori’s Pioneering Approach to Education

"The Mother and the Child" is a compelling exploration of Maria Montessori's revolutionary educational approach, focusing on the early developmental stages and the nurturing environments that best foster a child's growth. Through personal experiences and detailed observations, Montessori advocates for a child-centered method that encourages independence, creativity, and a passion for learning. This book delves into the Montessori Method's core principles, emphasizing hands-on, experiential learning and the pivotal role of parents and educators in a child's intellectual and emotional development. With this insightful guide, discover how Montessori's innovative techniques continue to transform educational practices around the world.

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Book - The Mystery We Proclaim: Catechesis for the Third Millennium

Catechesis is a unique form of teaching that intends not merely to pass along facts but to hand on the faith received from Christ, the apostles, and the living magesterium of the Church. The Mystery We Proclaim, Second Edition, is an invitation to all involved in this God-ordained work to reflect and examine the importance of their ministry in light of the revealed mystery of faith we all profess. Reflecting both the spirit and the content of the Catechism of the Catholic Church as well as the vision of the General Directory for Catechesis, The Mystery We Proclaim, Second Edition, uses the riches of these resources to guide catechists into the third millennium with greater clarity, confidence, and effectiveness. Today is, as Monsignor Kelly points out, "a promising and exciting time in which the 'new evangelization' offers many rich possibilities for catechesis" Divided into five parts that analyze and evaluate the catechetical movement of the past as well as providing direction for the future, The Mystery We Proclaim, Second Edition, helps consolidate and highlight themes of both the Catechism and the General Directory. Its five major sections are as follows: Catechesis in the New Context, The Heritage and Challenge of Catechesis, The Goals of Catechesis, The Content of Catechesis, and A Methodology for Catechesis. Everyone from pastors to DREs, to religion teachers, catechists, and principals--in fact, anyone involved in religious education--will find The Mystery We Proclaim, Second Edition, an encouragement to continued vigor and renewed enthusiasm for transmitting the living faith from one generation to the next.

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Book - The Pedagogy of God: Its Centrality in Catechesis and Catechist Formation

A restoration, a recovery, is currently advancing in the area of religious education and catechesis, a restoration in which the concept of the pedagogy of God has a pivotal role to play. According to the General Directory for Catechesis, the primary difficulty facing catechesis today is that catechists do not yet have a full understanding of the conception of catechesis as a school of faith, an initiation and apprenticeship in the entireChristian life. The pivotal truth is that God himself is the pedagogue. He has the central role in every catechetical event. Catechists and those being catechized are invited to co-operate with him in learning under his grace. Catechetical leaders will be happy to find within these pages scholars and practitioners of catechesis, who address many aspects of communicating the Faith, yet with the unified purpose of answering the primary question of catechesis as a school of faith embracing the entire Christian life. It is here that we find the crucial place of The Pedagogy of God: Its Centrality in Catechesis and Catechist Formation.

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Book - The Temperament God Gave You: The Classic Key to Knowing Yourself, Getting Along with Others, and Growing Closer to the Lord

"The Temperament God Gave You: The Classic Key to Knowing Yourself, Getting Along with Others, and Growing Closer to the Lord" explores the four classic temperaments through a Catholic lens, offering a unique blend of ancient wisdom, modern counseling science, and spiritual insight. Written by veteran counselor Arthur Bennett and his wife Laraine, the book provides a practical guide to understanding your own temperament and how it shapes your interactions with others. Discover how this understanding can enhance your relationships, improve your spiritual life, and help you on your path to holiness. Through personal stories, clear explanations, and faith-based reflections, this book empowers you to embrace the temperament God designed for you and find greater peace, happiness, and connection to God. Whether you're seeking to strengthen your marriage, deepen your parenting skills, or simply grow closer to God, this book is a valuable resource for achieving personal and spiritual growth.

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Book - The Temperament God Gave Your Kids: Motivate, Discipline and Love Your Children

Discover a new approach to parenting in "The Temperament God Gave Your Child," a transformative guide by Art and Laraine Bennett. With a blend of classical wisdom, modern counseling techniques, and Catholic spirituality, this book helps parents navigate the unique temperaments of their children. Whether your child is bubbly and energetic, quiet and reflective, or willful and argumentative, understanding their temperament is the key to better communication and more effective discipline. Learn how to nurture your child's strengths, embrace their individuality, and foster a positive, loving environment for growth. Through engaging stories and personal experiences, the authors share insights from their 34-year marriage and the joys and challenges of raising four children, each with a different temperament. By recognizing and respecting your child's innate personality, you'll find a deeper connection with them, and bring greater peace and harmony to your family, in the way God intended. Whether you're a parent, teacher, or grandparent, this book offers a roadmap to becoming a more compassionate and effective guide in a child's social and spiritual formation.

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Book - The Way God Teaches: Catechesis and the Divine Pedagogy

"The Way God Teaches: Catechesis and the Divine Pedagogy" is an insightful exploration of how God reveals divine truths to humanity through a unique teaching method known as divine pedagogy. Drawing from scripture, church teachings, and educational principles, Dr. Joseph D. White illuminates the profound ways in which God leads us, his children, toward understanding and relationship with him. The book delves into key characteristics of divine pedagogy—such as its incarnational, relational, and structured nature—and explains how catechists can apply these principles to their ministry. With practical guidance and examples, this work is a valuable resource for educators and religious leaders seeking to enrich their approach to teaching the faith. Discover how God's approach to revealing truth can inform and transform your own catechetical practices, leading to deeper connections with learners and a more effective transmission of faith. Whether you are a catechist, religious educator, or simply interested in understanding how God teaches, this book offers a thoughtful and structured guide to engaging with the divine pedagogy and deepening your spiritual journey.

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Book - Way of Holy Joy: Selected Writings of Sofia Cavalletti

Way of Holy Joy: Selected Writings of Sofia Cavalletti, a compilation of writings by the co-founder of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, focuses on the spiritual life of the child. With the exception of one, these have not previously been published in English. As the title suggests, these essays shine a light on an often overlooked spiritual reality: the joy that is found in the relationship between God and the Child. A scholar of Hebrew Scriptures and co-founder of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, Cavalletti devoted 50 years to observing children as they encountered God in the Bible, in the Liturgy, and in the sacraments. Her appreciation of the child's response, coupled with her own theological insights, provides the reader with a fresh yet profound understanding of why Jesus tells us that we must become like little children if we want to enter the Kingdom of God. The titles of two of the essays, The Child as Parable and The Child as Peace, convey something of this significance.

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Book Christ in the Classroom: Lesson Planning for the Heart and Mind

"Christ in the Classroom" by Jared Dees addresses the need for religious education to foster a genuine encounter with Christ, not just intellectual understanding. Dees, creator of The Religion Teacher website, introduces a teaching method that integrates the steps of lectio divina—reading, meditation, prayer, contemplation, and action—into catechesis. This approach shifts the focus from mere transmission of information to a more holistic experience that engages both heart and mind. Through personal stories, practical strategies, and field-tested techniques, Dees demonstrates how religious educators can create lesson plans that encourage spiritual growth and deeper connections with Christ. The book aims to empower both new and experienced catechists to inspire their students toward a transformative relationship with Jesus while learning about the teachings of the Church.

Book cover in Spanish for "Del Bautismo al Acto de Fe"
En Español - Del Bautismo al Acto de Fe

Los avances realizados en el campo de la catequesis durante las últimas dos décadas son el buen fruto de los estudios bíblicos contemporáneos, de la renovación litúrgica y del profundo desarrollo teológico. Este volumen pequeño, escrito por un teólogo de renombre, atestigua al impacto que una teología revitalizada aporta a la educación religiosa. Del Bautismo al Acto de Fe es a la vez una teología bíblica del Bautismo y un análisis de las fuerzas naturales y sobrenaturales básicas que disponen al niño a trabajar con el catequista. El libro también sirve como volumen introductorio a la " Bible, Life, and Workshop Series", un curso de libros de texto sobre religión para los grados primero a doce.  Este trabajo, extraído de profundas y precisas intuiciones teológicas, es en sí mismo necesario para todos los que se dedican a la educación religiosa de los niños. 

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En Español - El descubrimiento del Niño: El Método Montessori

En este maravilloso libro, El descubrimiento del niño, María Montessori describe la naturaleza del niño y su pedagogía. Ella cree que, una vez que los principios generales de su pedagogía han sido bien entendidos, la parte práctica con los materiales Montessori se torna muy sencilla. Muy lejos quedan las maestras que tienen que gritar para mantener la disciplina del grupo, ya que la instrucción verbal ha sido sustituida por lo que denomina “materiales de desarrollo”, que ofrecen a los niños la oportunidad de aprender por sí mismos y por sus propios esfuerzos y no los de la maestra. La maestra se convierte entonces en “una guía” para el trabajo espontáneo de los niños. Este libro también fue publicado anteriormente en lengua inglesa bajo el título The Montessori Method.

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En Español - El Niño Alegre: Montessori desde el Nacimiento hasta los Tres Años

Información Montessori sobre desarrollo infantil al comienzo de la vida, para padres, adolescentes y profesionales. The author's books are always about making the lives of children, andtheir families, happy, interesting, satisfying, and geared to the stage of development of each child. Her experience in this area is broad and international. The Joyful Child is used in Montessori teacher training centers for all levels, teachers preparing to work with children from age 0-3, 3-6, 6-12, and young adults from age12-15,15-18. It is a textbook for middle school human development classes and for birth preparation classes. It is of interest to anyone studying education and child development.

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En Español - El Pequeño Montessori En Casa: Cómo Criar Niños y Niñas Responsables y Curiosos

Aunque se trate de una obra destinada principalmente a familias, El pequeño Montessori en casa abarca tanto la preparación material del ambiente como la preparación espiritual del adulto para poder fomentar de manera exitosa la construcción de un ser humano feliz y responsable. Este libro se centra en dar herramientas pragmáticas sin renunciar a los aspectos más filosóficos de Montessori. Organizado y diseñado de forma agradable y coherente para el lector neófito, es una auténtica biblia, que destaca por la gran claridad e impecable sencillez.

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En Español - La Historia del Reino de Dios, Parte 1: De la Creación a la Parusía

Por: Sofía Cavalletti. El presente volumen quiere ofrecer al lector una clave que lo introduzca a las lecturas del texto bíblico: al Antiguo Testamento y al Nuevo Testamento. Un método que lo acompañe y lo sostenga durante la lectura de un texto que contiene la Palabra de Dios, que está más allá del tiempo, y que sin embargo, nos es presentado a través de estructuras culturales de un determinado pueblo, el pueblo de Israel.

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En Español - La Historia del Reino de Dios, Parte 2: La Liturgia y la Construcción del Reino

Estos dos volúmenes “La historia del Reino de Dios” son, en realidad, una única introducción a la historia del Reino de Dios en sus dos inseparables componentes: La Biblia y la Liturgia, indicadas la primera con el subtítulo: “De la creación a la parusía” y la segunda como: “La liturgia y la construcción del Reino”. Este segundo volumen considera la fase presente de la historia en la cual el proyecto de Dios está siempre desenvolviéndose y al cual toda persona humana está invitada a participar y a colaborar, muy especialmente a través de la liturgia.

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En Español - La Mente Absorbente del Niño

Basado en las conferencias que impartió la Dra. Montessori en Ahmedabad, La mente absorbente del niño es un análisis de los aspectos físicos y psicológicos del crecimiento del niño durante el período más importante de su vida. Durante este período se produce el desarrollo psicomotor, lingüístico y social del niño, definiendo sus hábitos de trabajo e iniciando rutinas que establecerán patrones para toda la vida. La Dra. Montessori ilustra los peculiares poderes mentales de los niños pequeños que les permiten formar y establecer todos los aspectos de la personalidad humana.

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En Español - Los 5 lenguajes del amor de los jóvenes: el secreto para amar a los jóvenes con eficacia

Social, mental y espiritualmente, los adolescentes se enfrentan cada día a una serie de presiones y tensiones. Mas allá de estas barreras, son los padres los que más pueden influir en los jóvenes, y Los 5 lenguajes del amor de los adolescentes equipa a los padres para que aprovechen al máximo esa oportunidad. En esta adaptación, el Dr. Gary Chapman explora el mundo en el que viven los adolescentes, explica sus cambios evolutivos y ofrece herramientas para ayudarle a identificar y comunicarse adecuadamente en el lenguaje del amor de su hijo.

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En Español - Los 5 lenguajes del amor de los niños: el secreto para amar a los niños de manera eficaz

Sabes que amas a tus niños. Entonces, ¿cómo puedes demostrarlo a fin de que se sientan amados de verdad? Descubre cómo hablar el leguaje de amor de tus niños, y hacerlos sentir amados de una manera que ellos comprendan. En este libro, el Dr. Gary Chapman y el Dr. Ross Campbell te ayudarán a: Descubrir el lenguaje del amor de tu niño; Comprender la relación entre el éxito del aprendizaje y los lenguajes del amor; Ver cómo los lenguajes del amor pueden ayudarte a disciplinar con más eficiencia y a desarrollar un cimiento de amor incondicional por tu niño. Además, ¡encontrarás muchos consejos sobre maneras prácticas de hablar el lenguaje del amor de tu niño! Descubra la lengua materna de su hijo -y luego háblela- y estará en camino de establecer una relación más sólida con él.

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En Español - Los Últimos Niños En El Bosque: Salvemos A Nuestros Hijos Del Trastorno Por Deficit De Naturaleza

Acampar en el jardín, andar en bicicleta por el bosque, trepar a los árboles, recoger insectos, recoger flores silvestres, correr entre pilas de hojas de otoño... Estas son las cosas de las que están hechos los recuerdos de infancia. Pero para la generación de niños de hoy en día, faltan los placeres de una infancia libre y sus hábitos en el interior contribuyen a la obesidad epidémica, el trastorno por déficit de atención, el aislamiento y la depresión infantil. "Los últimos niños en el bosque" es el primer libro que reúne investigaciones de vanguardia que demuestran que la exposición directa a la naturaleza es esencial para un desarrollo infantil sano: físico, emocional y espiritual. Es un toque de atención, brillantemente escrito, convincente e irresistiblemente persuasivo.

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En Español - Principios Montessorianos aplicados a la Catequesis de los niños

Este libro contiene una explicación maravillosa de los principios Montessori y cómo ayudan a propiciar la formación religiosa del niño, al respetar el desarrollo natural del niño en su trabajo y en su oración con el Buen Pastor, con la ayuda de un ambiente preparado y una catequista atenta a sus necesidades.

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En Español - Vida del joven Domingo Savio

Vida del joven Domingo Savio" escrita por San Juan Bosco nos sumerge en la vida ejemplar de un joven que ha dejado una marca perdurable en la historia de la santidad católica. Esta obra cautivante narra la vida del querido discípulo de San Juan Bosco, Domingo Savio, un joven cuyo corazón ardiente y devoción profunda lo llevaron a convertirse en un modelo de virtud y santidad para jóvenes de todas las épocas. A través de las páginas de este libro, experimentarás la infancia y juventud de Domingo Savio, su encuentro con San Juan Bosco y su dedicación a la fe y la vida religiosa. Descubrirás su espíritu fervoroso, su bondad y su deseo constante de agradar a Dios en todo momento. San Juan Bosco, con su prosa cálida y conmovedora, nos presenta a un Domingo Savio que nos inspira a vivir con pasión nuestra fe y a abrazar la santidad en nuestra vida cotidiana. Esta obra es un testimonio atemporal que nos recuerda que la santidad está al alcance de todos, independientemente de nuestra edad o circunstancias. Domingo Savio nos enseña que podemos vivir una vida plena de amor a Dios y a los demás, dejando una huella duradera en el mundo que nos rodea.

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En Español - Vida en la Vid: El Camino de Gozo continúa

La Catequesis del Buen Pastor es un enfoque de la formacion religiosa de los niños que se basa en la comprension y el aprecio de la relacion del menor con Dios a traves del compromiso con la Sagrada Escritura y la Liturgia. En Vida en la Vid: El Camino de Gozo Continua, Rebekah Francisco Rojcewicz documenta las decadas de trabajo y el caminar que catequistas y niños de seis a doce años han realizado con Jesus, la Vid Verdadera. Para padres, catequistas y todos aquellos que se toman en serio el reto de Jesus de "Cambiar y ser como niños", este libro es una invitacion a la misma caminata gozosa. 

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En Español: El Buen Pastor y el niño: Un camino de gozo. Edición revisada

El Buen Pastor y el niño ofrece a los padres y educadores una manera gentil de entrar y honrar la vida espiritual auténtica de los niños. El mensaje constante de este libro es que la apertura natural de los niños y el asombro ante la presencia de Dios puede nutrirse con adultos que se preocupan por ellos, que los escuchan, oran y caminan con ellos en la fe. Al escuchar y aprender con el corazón sobre la historia y la imagen del Buen Pastor, los niños pueden ser guiados al gozo de la Buena Nueva. De esta simple parábola y su mensaje del amor inagotable de Jesús por ellos, los niños aprenden cómo el amor incondicional de Dios es parte de su mundo: en la familia, en la escuela y en la iglesia.  El Buen Pastor y el niño offers parents and educators a gentle way to enter into and honor the genuine spiritual life of children. The constant message of this book is that children’s natural openness to and wonder at God’s presence can be nurtured by caring adults who listen, pray, and journey with them in faith. By hearing and learning with the heart about the story and image of the Good Shepherd, children can be led to the joy of the Good News. From this simple parable and its message of Jesus’ unfailing love for them, children learn how God’s unconditional love is part of their world–in the family, in school, and in church.

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En Español: El Potencial Religioso Del Niño: Descripción de una experiencia con niños de 3 a 6 años

El presente volumen quiere ser ante todo un documento de las capacidades espirituales del niño. Hemos tratado de dejar hablar lo más posible a los mismos niños, ya sea a través de sus palabras tomadas de viva voz, sea a través de los dibujos que han ido realizando durante las sesiones de catequesis según el método que ellos mismos han llamado “del Buen Pastor”. La observación científica que nos enseña María Montessori nos ha permitido descubrir y esbozar los rasgos de un “Potencial religioso” del niño. En este primer volumen, presentamos la experiencia de más de 50 años con niños de 3 a 6 años en los centros de catequesis de todo el mundo.

Box Images – The Annunciation to Mary
Printable - Box Images: The Annunciation to Mary

Beautifully designed background images of scriptural scenes. Contains the room where the angel appears to Mary, the stable with the north star shining over it, the hill country (at night and during the day).

Image of a printable for peg dolls the annunciation
Printable - The Annunciation to Mary 3D Images

These beautiful 3D artworks contain the image diorama for the room of the Annunciation along with decoupage paper for peg dolls of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the Angel Gabriel. Instructions are also provided to complete the materials.

Image of printable materials showing sheep and a shepherd carrying one sheep
Printable - The Good Shepherd 2D Images

2D artworks of the Good Shepherd and 10 sheep with different postures. Instructions are also provided for completing the lesson materials. 

Tracing and Coloring Sheet – The Annunciation to Mary
Printable - Tracing and Coloring Sheet: The Annunciation to Mary

This tracing and coloring sheet contains the first words of the angel Gabriel in the story of The Annunciation to Mary. This beautifully designed scene showcases Mary saying ‘Yes’ to being the mother of God. It will captivate the students' imagination and support their learning of the Incarnation. 

Various items used for baptismal lessons

This kit demonstrates the defining actions and elements of the sacrament of baptism. Contains: Miniature paschal candle; Miniature baptismal candle; Miniature baptismal garment (felt); Small white towel; Two small vials (with tray) to illustrate catechumenate and chrism oils; Pouring vessel (glass jug or shell); Baptismal font (glass); Battery-operated tea-light candle. Approximate weight: 1.00kg

Books in a shelf

Wooden cabinet containing painted and labelled wooden “books”, depicting the genre and length of books in the Bible. Package contains: Ornate wooden stand for cabinet; Book-style cabinet with latch and hinges; 73 painted wooden “books” of the Bible, each detailing its name and position in the Canon. Approximate weight: 2.02kg.

Figure of a monstrance with host
THE SALT APPROACH - Brass Monstrance & Host

3D model of Catholic monstrance displaying the Eucharistic host for Adoration. This item is useful for preparing children to receive their First Holy Communion. Height: 12.5cm. Approximate weight: 0.45kg.

Figures of characters of different passages in the Gospels
THE SALT APPROACH - Gospel Characters

Hand-painted wooden figurines, depicting various characters from Jesus’ public ministry, such as: Jairus & his daughter; Blind Bartimaeus; Zacchaeus. Comes in an ornate wooden box (30cm x 21cm x 7cm) with a felt base containing: 14 Adults + 3 Children (ranging from 5-9cm in height); Felt; Battery-operated tea-light candle. External to box, included in package: Large wooden tree; Large wooden rocks. Approximate weight: 1.42kg.

Three figures portraying Jesus and his disciples
THE SALT APPROACH - Jesus Proclaims His Mission

Hand-painted wooden figurines, depicting Jesus’ proclamation of His messianic mission in the synagogue at Nazareth. Comes in an ornate wooden box (24.5cm x 17.5cm × 7cm) with a felt base containing: 3 figures (9cm height) – Jesus & 2 Pharisees; Felt; Battery-operated tea-light candle. Approximate weight: 0.75kg.

Image of a wheel with different seasons of the liturgical year
THE SALT APPROACH - Liturgical Calendar Wheel

3D wooden painted wheel with removable pieces, demonstrating the Liturgical Year according to the New Roman Rite. Identifies the number of weeks in each penitential, celebratory and ordinary season, and the feasts of Christmas, Easter & Pentecost. Approximate weight: 0.75kg.

Image of a tray with different colors representing seasons
THE SALT APPROACH - Liturgical Colours Kit

Depicts the four liturgical colours of the New Roman Rite, for students in levels K-2. Contains: Assorted pom-poms in red, green, white & purple; 1 pair of small tongs; Melamine tray with 5 compartments. Approximate weight: 0.50kg.

Figure of a priest celebrating Mass with all items
THE SALT APPROACH - Liturgical Mass Kit with Vestments & Altar Linens

Depicts the essential clothing, furniture and vessels of the Mass in miniature sizing. Contains: Wooden mannequin (priest); Wooden flat pack altar; Wooden tabernacle with lock & key; Wooden stand for tabernacle; Wooden lectern stand; Wooden missal stand; Wooden “Missal” and “Lectionary” books; Wooden sanctuary lamp stand; Red candle (for sanctuary lamp); 2 candles; 2 wooden candlesticks; 2 glass cruets; Glass Lavabo bowl; Ciborium, lid & host (stored inside tabernacle); Chalice, paten & host; Standing crucifix. Vestments contain: 4 Roman Rite chasubles & stoles (green, purple, white and red); Alb, amice and cincture. Altar Linens contain: Altar cloth; Pall; Corporal; Purificator; Finger Towel.

Image of cloths and vestments needed for Mass
THE SALT APPROACH - Liturgical Vestments

Essential clothing to accompany the Liturgical Mass Kit. Contains: 4 Roman Rite chasubles & stoles (green, purple, white, and red); Alb, Amice, and Cincture. Approximate weight: 0.20kg.

Map of Israel with names of cities and towns
THE SALT APPROACH - Magnetic Maps of Israel

2 large magnetic maps identifying the regions, cities, towns, mountains and waterways of Israel in the time of Jesus. One map is the labelled master for students to follow; the other is without names. Movable magnets are included so students can place the name of each location correctly on the blank map. Contains: 2 Magnetic Maps of Israel (one with names, one without) – approx. 60cm x 30cm; 26 movable magnets with names of locations. Approximate weight: 1.40kg.

Images of Cruets, chalice, paten and host with white cloth
THE SALT APPROACH - Mass in Detail

This kit demonstrates the defining actions and elements of the Mass. Contains: 1 Large Chalice (approx. 14cm height); 1 Chalice Placemats; 1 Patens with Host; 1 Set of Cruets; 1 Lavabo bowl and Jug Set. Approximate weight: 2.25kg.

Figures of 2 women kneading bread
THE SALT APPROACH - Parable of the Leaven

Depicts the Parable of the Leaven, teaching about the Kingdom of Heaven. Comes in an ornate wooden box with a felt base containing: 2 2D Wooden Figures of Woman making Bread; 3 2D Wooden ‘Loaves’; Felt; Candle; Instruction Booklet. Approximate weight: 0.68kg.

Image of 2024 Paschal candle
THE SALT APPROACH - Paschal Candle

Sturdy wax candle for Easter-related classes. Depicts the Alpha, Omega, current year and a Paschal symbol. Approx. 20 cm high, 5cm wide. Approximate weight: 0.31kg.

Image of red candles in a line

Teaches students about the 7 gifts of the Holy Spirit, first bestowed on the Apostles at Pentecost. Contains: 7 red candles with accompanying cards, depicting the 7 gifts; red tablecloth; comes in a lightweight basket for easy storage. Approximate weight: 0.61kg.

Image of a raised map of Israel in a box
THE SALT APPROACH - Raised Map of Israel

Hand-painted raised map of Israel, inside a wooden tray. Includes: Presentation guide for teachers; 9 wooden labels for significant locations on map, which children can place themselves. Approximate weight: 0.78kg.

Many votive candles
The SALT APPROACH - Spreading Easter Light

This kit relates the grace received in baptism to Christ’s salvific actions in Holy Week. Large Woven Black Basket Contains: Large Paschal candle; Taper Candle; 25 Tea Candles in glass holders; Presentation Guide.

Peg doll images of Mary and the Angel Gabriel
THE SALT APPROACH - The Annunciation

Hand-painted wooden figurines, depicting the Angel Gabriel’s Annunciation to Mary. Comes in an ornate wooden box (24.5×17.5×7cm) with a felt base containing: 2 figures (9cm height) – Mary & Angel Gabriel; Felt; Battery-operated tea-light candle. Approximate weight: 0.74kg

Figures of St. John the Baptist, Jesus and a Dove with lesson
THE SALT APPROACH - The Baptism of Jesus

Hand-painted wooden figurines, depicting the events of Jesus’ baptism by John the Baptist. Comes in an ornate wooden box (24.5cm x 17.5cm × 7cm) with a felt base containing: 2 Adult figures (9cm height) – Jesus & John the Baptist; White dove – to depict the Holy Spirit; Felt. Battery-operated tea-light candle.

Figures of Jesus and the apostles around a table

Wooden Hand-Painted figurines depicting Jesus and His 12 Apostles. This diorama is primarily used for teaching the Last Supper & Pentecost. Comes in an ornate wooden box (30x21x7cm)with a felt base containing: 13 Adult figures (9cm height); Miniature Paten, Host, Altar, and Cloth; Felt; Battery-operated tea-light candle. Approximate weight: 1.43kg.

Map layout of the city of Jerusalem in Jesus' time
THE SALT APPROACH - The City of Jerusalem

This wooden model teaches students about the City of Jerusalem during Jesus’ earthly life. Includes a vinyl map showing the layout of the different pieces, and 2D materials explaining the significance of various buildings and locations to the events of Holy Week. Contains: Wooden walls (28 pieces); Wooden buildings and pools (11 pieces); Vinyl roll-out map (60.5×80.5cm); 2D Teaching Materials. Occupies approximately 20cm x 30cm x 40cm storage space. Approximate weight: 2.90kg.

Figures of a father and sons in the prodigal son
THE SALT APPROACH - The Forgiving Father

Wooden figures depicting the Forgiving Father Parable. Comes in an ornate wooden box (30x21x7cm) with a felt base containing: 6 Human Figures (up to 11cm height); Elder Son; 2 versions of Younger Son; Father; Pig Owner; Family Servant; 3 pigs; Miniature Fence; Felt; Battery-operated Tea-light Candle. Approximate weight: 1.10kg.

Image of two women celebrating that they found a lost coin

3 wooden figures depicting the Found Coin Parable. Comes in an ornate wooden box (24.5×17.5×7cm) with a felt base containing: 3 Figures (approx. 11cm height); Novelty Coin; Felt; Battery-operated tea-light candle. Approximate weight: 0.77kg.

Figures of Good Samaritan and other bystanders
THE SALT APPROACH - The Good Samaritan

Wooden figures depicting the Good Samaritan Parable. Comes in an ornate wooden box (30x21x7cm) with a felt base containing: 9 wooden figures (up to 11cm height); Traveler; 2 Robbers; Priest; Levite; 2 versions of the Good Samaritan; Donkey; Innkeeper; Felt; Battery-operated Tea-light Candle. Approximate weight: 1.15kg.

Figures of the good shepherd with sheep
THE SALT APPROACH - The Good Shepherd

Wooden figures & sheepfold depicting the Good Shepherd Parable. Comes in an ornate wooden box (30x21x7cm) with felt base containing: 9 Figures (up to 11cm height); Shepherd; Hireling; Wolf; 6 sheep; Sheepfold (25cm diameter, 6.5cm height); Felt; Battery-operated Tea-light Candle. Approximate weight: 1.00kg.

Various plaques in a box with scripture verses
THE SALT APPROACH - The Jesse Tree Box Set

Set of 17 wooden hanging ornaments, each printed with a prayer and picture. Depicts Jesus’ ancestry throughout the Old Testament. Comes in an ornate wooden box (30x21x7cm) with a felt base. Approximate weight: 1.33kg.

Figure of a mustard tree and mustard seeds in a jar
THE SALT APPROACH - The Mustard Seed

Depicts the Parable of the Mustard Seed. Comes in an ornate wooden box (24.5×17.5×7cm) with a felt base containing: Vial of Mustard Seeds; Wooden Tree with Nests; 3 Wooden Birds; Felt; Battery-operated Tea-light Candle. Approximate weight: 0.74kg.

Image of Mary, Joseph and Baby Jesus with Shepherds and 3 Magi

Hand-painted wooden figurines, depicting the birth of Jesus and the visit of the Magi. Comes in an ornate wooden box (30cm x 21cm x 7cm) with a felt base containing: 9 Adults (9cm height) – Joseph & Mary, Angel, Shepherds & Wise Men; 1 Baby & Manger; Wooden star on stand; Jar of buttons; Felt; Battery-operated tea-light candle. Approximate weight: 1.34kg.

Figures of two men; one burying a pearl and another selling treasure
THE SALT APPROACH - The Pearl & the Treasure

Wooden figures & other elements depicting the Parable of the Pearl & the Treasure. Comes in an ornate wooden box (24.5×17.5×7cm) with a felt base containing: 2 Parable Figures (approx. 11cm height); Pearl in Shell; Bag of ‘Treasure’; Tray for easy demonstration; Felt; Battery-operated Tea-light Candle. Approximate weight: 0.80kg.

Figure of a pharisee and a tax collector in the temple
THE SALT APPROACH - The Pharisee and Tax Collector

2 Wooden Figures depicting the Pharisee and Tax Collector Parable. Comes in an ornate wooden box (24.5×17.5×7cm) with a felt base containing: 2 Parable Figures (approx. 11cm height); Felt; Battery-operated Tea-light Candle. Approximate weight: 0.73kg.

Figures of Jesus, Mary and Joseph in the temple with Simeon
THE SALT APPROACH - The Presentation

Hand-painted wooden figurines, depicting the events of Jesus’ presentation at the Temple. Comes in an ornate wooden box (24.5cm x 17.5cm × 7cm) with a felt base containing: 4 Adult figures (9cm height) – Joseph, Mary (carrying baby Jesus), Simeon and Anna; Felt; Battery-operated tea-light candle.

Figure of someone throwing seeds on the ground

Wooden figures depicting the Sower Parable. Comes in an ornate wooden box (24.5×17.5×7cm) with a felt base containing: Wooden Figure of the Sower (approx. 11cm height); 3 Birds; Rocky Ground; Thorny Ground; Small bag of Wheat Seeds; Felt; Battery-operated Tea-light Candle. Approximate weight: 0.74kg.

Image of a vine with plaques with different bible verses

25 wooden hexagons, explaining the meaning of the True Vine parable. Comes in an ornate wooden box (30x21x7cm) with a felt base containing: 25 Hexagons; Felt; Battery-operated Tea-light Candle. Approximate weight: 1.22kg.

Figures of Mary and Elizabeth
THE SALT APPROACH - The Visitation

Hand-painted wooden figurines, depicting the characters of Mary and Elizabeth at the Visitation. Comes in an ornate wooden box (24.5×17.5×7cm) with a felt base containing: 2 Adults (9cm height) – Mary & Elizabeth; Felt. Battery-operated tea-light candle.

Figures of a bride and groom with vases of wine
THE SALT APPROACH - The Wedding at Cana

Hand-painted wooden figures, and other elements, depicting Jesus’ first public miracle. Intended for use with figures from the Gospel Characters kit. Contains: 2 Adult Figures (bride & bridegroom); Glass Jug; Vial of red food colouring; 6 Jars (approx. 8cm height); Felt; Battery-operated tea-light candle. Comes in a lightweight basket for easy storage. Approximate weight: 1.00kg.

Image of a tomb that comes together in two pieces
THE SALT APPROACH - Tomb & tombstone

Hand-painted tomb & tombstone, depicting Jesus’ Resurrection. Accompanies the Empty Tomb figures diorama. Contains: Lightweight tomb (2 parts which open on a hinge), with felt-covered wooden base; Matching tombstone. Approximate weight: 0.77kg.

Figure of the disciples and Mary at the tomb of Jesus

Hand-painted wooden figurines, depicting the Empty Tomb Scene. Comes in an ornate wooden box (24.5cm x 17.5cm × 7cm) with a felt base containing: 6 Adults (9cm height); Felt; Battery-operated tea-light candle. Approximate weight: 0.83kg.