Introductory CGS Readings

  • The Religious Potential of the Child, by Sofia Cavalletti, is the foundation text recounting her discovery of the power of experiencing scripture and liturgy with young children though the Montessori Method.
  • Listening to God with Children: The Montessori Method Applied to the Catechesis of Children by Gianna Gobbi
  • The Good Shepherd and the Child: A Joyful Journey by Sofia Cavalletti, Patricia Coulter, Gianna Gobbi and Silvana Quattrocchi Montanaro
  • Catechesis of the Good Shepherd in a Parish Setting by Tina Lillig
  • Catechesis of the Good Shepherd: Essential Realities, edited by Tina Lillig
  • Double Close, The Young Child’s Knowledge of God by Catherine Maresca
  • The Religious Potential of the Child 6 to 12 Years Old:¬† by Sofia Cavalletti

Guild Readings

Resources for Introductory Session in the Parish

Other CGS Readings

  • A Is for Altar, B Is for Bible by Judith Lang Main
  • The Seed of God by Genelda Woggon (highly recommend book about baptism)
  • Sense of Wonder Series (ages 3-6) by Joan Gilbert
  • Cosmic Wonder Series (ages 6-9) by Aline D. Wolf
  • History’s Golden Thread: The History of Salvation by Sofia Cavalletti
  • Living in Joyful Hope: Advent and Christmas Meditations by Suzanne M. Lewis
  • Mustard Seed Preaching by Ann Garrido
  • The Circle of Days by Reeve Lindbergh (illustrated version of the Canticle of the Sun of St. Francis)

Other readings

  • For a biography of Sofia Cavalletti and more on the development of this method see, click here: and you will be connected to the Talbot School of Theology’s website.