Adult formation in the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd begins with the Level 1 Foundations Course. The focus of this course is on Montessori’s first plane of development and its attendant spiritual characteristics of joy and contemplation. Each course day consists of prayer, presentations, seminars on the themes underlying these presentations, and discussions about their pedagogy. This is interspersed with small group work on album pages and catechetical materials, and, occasionally, with material making:
This 90-hour course is especially designed for those who are interested in or already involved in caring for the spiritual lives of children, in a home, parish or school setting. It is a prerequisite for further adult formation courses in the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Certificate Program (Levels II and III).
Due to pandemic restrictions, we are unable to accept new registrations for the Level I Course at this time.