The Religious Potential of the Youngest Children


Most parishes and schools do not begin providing any substantial catechesis to children until around age 6 or 7. However, this misses a very formative period of children's development up to age 6. The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is a Montessori-based approach to religious formation, through which children as young as 2 1/2 begin forming deep, lifelong relationships with Christ. This workshop will introduce attendees to this profound approach, which began in Rome in the 1950s and has spread throughout the world, including over a dozen parishes and schools in the Diocese of Sacramento.


Michelle Knox

Michelle has been the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Coordinator and head CGS catechist at St Isidore since 2015. She is certified as a national formation leader through the National Association for the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, a Montessori-based approach to Christian formation for children beginning at age 3 or even younger.