GS and Child Podcast | Season 3

Episode 81- Mystery of God Meets Mystery of the Child with Lynda Catalano

“Whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 18:4 

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Lynda Catalano returns to the podcast to help us understand what are the mysteries of God as well as the mysteries of the child and how they are compatible to each other. Also how we, the adults, can be better matchmakers for this relationship. 

Lynda Catalano has been a catechist at Trinity Church in Fillmore, California for 30 years. She works weekly in the atrium with groups of 3 to 6-year-olds, 6 to 9-year-olds, and 9 to 12-year-olds. She has led Levels I, II and III catechist formation throughout the United States and internationally including serving on national formation teams. Lynda is bi-lingual in Spanish and has also offered catechist formation in Spanish. She is a member of the Formation Leader Discernment Committee and served on teams for the Formation Leader Training Courses for the United States Association of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd. Lynda is retired from teaching kindergarten and first graders in a public school. She has four adult children and three beautiful grandchildren. 

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Maria Montessori Speaks to Parents: A Selection of Articles 

 

Episode 15 – Chapter 1: God and the Child Together– The Good Shepherd and the Child: A Joyful Journey with Marty O’Bryan 

Episode 16 – Chapter 2: Helping the Child with Maggie Radzik 

Episode 17 – Chapter 3: Practical Suggestions with Lynne Worthington 

Episode 18 – Chapter 4: Sources of Nourishment with Claudia Margarita Schmitt 

Episode 20 – Living the Domestic Church with Jaclyn Ruli 

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