History of the CGS Program

The catechesis of the Good Shepherd began its development in Rome in 1954, a collaborative effort between Sofia Cavalletti, a Hebrew scholar (pictured at left with children in her atrium) and Gianna Gobbi, a Montessori guide. Together they developed an approach which not only appealed to the profound religious intuition of younger and older children, but which evolved from the children themselves.

The National Association of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd was formed in 1984 in North America with its main aim being that of “involving adults and children in a common religious experience in which the religious values of childhood are predominate.”

For more information, go to: www.cgsusa.org

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