The 60th Anniversary of The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd
An International Celebration for Catechists
The New Child, The New Adult:
Encountering the Good Shepherd Together
October 1 - 4, 2014 Phoenix, Arizona
We are amazed by the response we have received from catechists from around the world who want to join the celebration for the 60th Anniversary of Catechesis of the Good Shepherd! Registration is still open. To register click here.
Catechists from around the world are invited to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd. We will come together to celebrate "the new child," a term first used by Maria Montessori in 1907 and adopted by Sofia Cavalletti and Gianna Gobbi to refer to the child who exhibits "a sense of gratitude, joy and a new dignity" in having his or her deepest needs met.
We will celebrate the gift of our work in the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, in which we are becoming "the new adult" through our observation of the child’s unique relationship with God, through our willing embrace of our servant role in that relationship, and consequently, through our coming to share in the child’s wonder and joy.
Sponsored by the National Association of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGSUSA), our celebration will begin Wednesday evening, October 1, 2014 with dinner and opening ceremonies and conclude with dinner and closing ceremonies on Saturday, October 4, 2014.
In our days together, as part of our focusing on "the new child" and "the new adult," we will remember the origins of our work and those who paved the way for us; recall and reflect on the most essential themes of our work; discuss some of our main challenges and the current realities of our work’s growth in the world; and reflect on our primary hopes and dreams for the future.
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