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.
HOW CAN YOU SUPPORT THIS MOST IMPORTANT TRIBUTE?
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: https://www.cgsusa.org/wp-content/uploads/Consent-Form_Journal.pdf
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
CARA is based on the Teacher Action Research model developed for Montessori classrooms and schools by Dr. John Chattin-McNichols and Dr. Peggy Loeffler, who prepared Montessori guides to conduct in-class research to refine their practice and environments. In the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd we have so much to learn from co-operative research. The first cohort will have its second meeting October 2-3, 2019. Our guide, Dr. John Chattin-McNichols, will open Weaving Our Gifts with an introduction to action research Th. evening, Oct. 3. Please join us.
Weaving Our Gifts, organized by the Center for Children and Theology, brings our gifts of CGS knowledge and experience together using a model of collegial presentations. Through the sharing of our studies and experiences as catechists, we gain a rich exposure to new information and a deeper connection to the heart of CGS gained in our courses. Each gathering includes a robust mix of practical, reflective, and renewing experiences, as well as a keynote speaker with expertise in a field related to CGS. Read more about our Keynote Speaker, Jennifer Morgan.
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