100 Days of Joy Begins September 7, 2019

Please join us as we prepare to kick off the Centenary of Gianna Gobbi’s birth, a milestone in the history of The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd. Gianna always preferred to fade into the background so our tribute will honor Gianna by honoring the work of the children that continues to nurture the joy in us.


For the continual planting of pearls of joy around the world.


Discern whether you might provide a brief reflection on pearls of joy you have seen in the children, in your life, or in the life of your community.


1. A simple, brief video (cell phone or camera) of atrium sessions, interviews with catechists, and/or parents that shares a favorite work of the child, a presentation, material, or response to a presentation. Show us how the pearls of joy delight your community. This joy maybe found in your personal growth, your family, your atrium, your parish. If you include the work of a child, we will need parental permission, please use the form found on our website here:

2. A reflection we can share on our website and social media sites during the 100 days leading up to Gianna’s centenary. Your reflection might be an atrium experience, a favorite presentation, an observation, or insight. Email your submissions to: [email protected]

Please send them by August 23, 2019.

Our 100-day kickoff will begin on Saturday September 7, 2019 at our Annual Membership Meeting.

Thank you for your collaboration!

The Pearls of Joy CGSUSA Team


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