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In Memory of Sofia Cavalletti

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In Prayer…

This Prayer Service Guide, which includes the readings from Sofia’s Funeral Mass, was prepared by our chairperson of the Board of Trustees, Mary Heinrich. This resource could be used in thanksgiving for Sofia’s life as an opening prayer during a formation course or regional gathering.

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In Words…

 

CGSUSA Press Release, August 25, 2011

 

The CGSUSA Commemorative Journal

 

From America Magazine: The Good Word:  A Blog on Scripture and Preaching
 

 

In Remembrance…

It was the desire of a small group of catechists, trained in Catechesis of the Good Shepherd by Sofia and Gianna, to begin an association of Catechesis of the Good Shepherd in the United States in order to strengthen the bonds of friendship and give focus to the child’s religious experiences. Thirteen of these catechists signed the back of a picture of the Good Shepherd in the summer of 1983 with their intention to help children and adults hear the voice of the Good Shepherd.
 
Sofia participated in these early discussions in the formation this association. In fact, she was integral to the birth of our association. She shared the hope that such an association would further the work of the religious development of the child. Indeed, our work as the National Association of Catechesis of the Good Shepherd continues today with the same aim: to serve and assist the involvement of children and adults in a common religious experience in which the religious values of childhood, primarily those values of contemplation of and enjoyment of God, are predominant.
 
Your support of this Association in the United States is vital. Please help us continue our mission by giving a gift in memory of Sofia and her work with us.

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