Episode 53 – The Birth and Infancy of Jesus with Ann Garrido

“Where is the newborn King of the Jews? We saw his star and have come to do him homage.” Matthew 2:2

Ann Garrido joins us on the podcast again today to discuss the deeper meanings that can be found in the Infancy Narratives that help us answer the question “Who are you Jesus?”

Ann Garrido is associate professor of homiletics at Aquinas Institute of Theology in St. Louis, MO and founding director of the school’s Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies program with an emphasis on the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (MAPS-CGS).  She has served as a catechist with children ages 3-12 since 1996. Ann is also a formation leader with the U.S Association of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd for twenty-one years and a member of the association’s formation committee.  She is the author of eight books, including Mustard Seed Preaching (LTP, 2003) and A Year with Sofia Cavalletti (LTP, 2017).

More information about Ann Garrido’s new book Preaching with Children, which can be found on the CGSUSA Bookstore upon its release in early 2022.

Resources (all available through CGSUSA Bookstore)

Ways to Nurture Your Relationship with God  –  Chapter 1

History of the Kingdom of God: From Creation to Parousia – Chapter 41-45


Additional Resources

Raymond Brown, The Birth of the Messiah: A Commentary on the Infancy Narratives in Matthew and Luke (Doubleday, 1979)

Jean Danielou, The Infancy Narratives (Herder & Herder, 1968)

Garrido, Ann. A Year with Sofia Cavalletti (Chicago: LTP, 2018) – CGSUSA Bookstore

Garrido, Ann. Let’s Talk about Truth (ND: Ave Maria Press, 2020)


Ann Garrido’s personal website: https://anngarrido.com/