GS and Child Podcast | Season 2

Episode 52 – Practical Life with Sherry Mock

“I praise you, because I am wonderfully made; wonderful are your works! My very self you know.” Psalm 139:14

Today we are continuing our season 2 journey of exploring all things Montessori  as a way to understand the underpinnings and influence Maria Montessori’s discoveries of the child had on the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd by diving into her philosophy of Practical Life.

Sherry Mock joins us again on the podcast to dive into Practical Life in which she has worked with extensively.  She lives in Texas with her husband.  She has been trained as a Montessori guide and in all three levels of Catechesis of the Good Shepherd.  She is a wife, mother, grandmother, Godmother, Bible teacher, and church and community volunteer.

Books about Montessori or her work provided by CGSUSA Bookstore:

LISTENING TO GOD WITH CHILDREN BY GIANNA GOBBI

COMMEMORATIVE JOURNAL: GIANNA GOBBI 1919-2002

In the 2021 JOURNAL we seek to offer a rich study and deeper understanding of Montessori’s work, which is so integral to CGS.

MONTESSORI: ON RELIGIOUS EDUCATION

THE CHILD IN THE CHURCH (SOFTCOVER)

SILENCE IN THE SHADOW OF SPEECH

Previous episodes about Montessori and her work:

Episode 4 on Normalization

Episode 30 on Freedom and Discipline

Episode 41 on The Elementary Aged Child

Through their joy, their wonder and awe, their capacity for love and prayer, and their radical simplicity, the children offer adults a glimpse into what it means to fall in love with God. This has been the work of CGSUSA for almost 40 years now: to advocate for the child’s joy. Each year, CGSUSA provides catechist formation, publishes new books for continued study and contemplation, and continues to support catechists and religious leaders across the nation and the world in helping children find their own path to God’s love.  We humbly ask for your continued help and support in this effort, please give to our Annual Appeal.  Donate today.

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