GS and Child Podcast | Season 2

Episode 67 – Anthropological Catechesis with Cathy Johanni

“All are yours; and you are Christ’s; and Christ is God’s.” – 1 Corinthians 3:23

Today we are continuing a series of episodes covering different chapters from The Religious Potential of the Child.  We have a new page on the website where you can find the podcast episodes that correspond with different chapters in this book to aid your own personal study or a book study with some friends or catechists! We hope you will make this your summer book study! See below to purchase your copy of the third edition of The Religious Potential of the Child by Sofia Cavalletti.

Cathy Johanni speaks about what is Anthropological Catechesis and how do we live this out in the work of Catechesis of the Good Shepherd. She helps us break open chapter 11 of The Religious Potential of the Child.  She describes it as putting the human person as the center of catechesis.

Cathy Johanni lives in Columbus, Ohio where she has enjoyed accompanying children on their spiritual journeys for more than two decades. She is recognized as a formation leader in the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd at levels I, II, and III.  She has been involved in Montessori education for a decade, working with children ages 5-14.   A member of the editorial committee for the United States Association of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Annual Journal. Cathy has authored articles and contributed to The Roman Missal Third Edition and the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd: Changes to Materials . She holds a Bachelor’s degree in cultural anthropology from Princeton University, a Master’s degree from The Ohio State University and Montessori Elementary certificates. Married for 31 years, she is the mother of five.

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