The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd
The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is a way of accompanying young children on their spiritual journey.
Jennifer Bell is an accomplished
International Leader within the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd.
God and the child have a unique relationship with one another particularly before the age of six. The growth of this relationship should be assisted by the adult, but is directed by the Spirit of God within the child. Children need their own place to foster the growth of that relationship. This spiritual growth is best served through tangible but indirect means.
“If we want to help the child grow near to God, we should, with patience and courage…seek to go always closer to the vital nucleus of things. This requires study and prayer. The child himself will be our teacher if we know how to observe him.”