Whoever touches the life of the child touches the most sensitive point of a whole which has roots in the most distant past and climbs toward the infinite future.

Maria Montessori

 

Other Montessori Resources

External Links

Center for Children and Theology

The spiritual life of Children is the focus of research at the Center for Children and Theology. It seeks to listen to the voices of children and to explore the theological gifts children have to offer. Reciprocally, the Center seeks the best theology that the community of faith has to offer children today.

http://www.cctheo.org/

Association Montessori Internationale

The Association Montessori Internationale was founded in 1929 by Dr. Maria Montessori to maintain the integrity of her life's work, and to ensure that it would be perpetuated after her death

http://www.montessori-ami.org/

North American Montessori Teachers' Association

The North American Montessori Teachers' Association is a membership organization open to parents, teachers, and anyone else interested in Montessori education.

http://www.montessori-namta.org/NAMTA/index.html

Articles

Maria Montessori on Wikipedia

Maria Montessori (August 31, 1870 – May 6, 1952) was an Italian physician, educator, philosopher, humanitarian and devout Catholic; she is best known for her philosophy and the Montessori method of education of children from birth to adolescence. Her educational method is in use today in a number of public as well as private schools throughout the world.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maria_Montessori

The Faith of a Child

An increasingly popular approach to teaching young people the faith.

Few catechists in this country could have predicted the popularity of a religious education movement called the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd. "In 1985, I sent a personal Christmas card to everyone in the United States who was involved in C.G.S.," Tina Lillig, director of the National Association of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, told me. "I think I needed 23 stamps. Last month we sent out our annual mailing to 1,400 association members, and we estimate that there are an additional 900 or so people who are actively working in C.G.S." As national director for 13 years, Lillig has seen interest steadily grow and spread, but nothing prepared her for the present. "Now we are receiving inquiries from dioceses as far away as the Philippines, Tanzania and Pakistan," she says. "Suddenly it is something of a wildfire."

America. The National Catholic Weekly. Vol. 199 No.7, No. 4826