63: Prayer with Katy Beedle Rice – Chapter 7 of The Religious Potential of the Child

May 11, 2022 | The Good Shepherd and the Child | 0 comments

“By the mouths of children, babes in arms, you set a stronghold firm against your foes.” – Psalm 8:2


Today we are continuing a series of episodes covering different chapters from The Religious Potential of the Child.  We have a new page on the website where you can find the podcast episodes that correspond with different chapters in this book to aid your own personal study or a book study with some friends or catechists! We hope you will make this your summer book study! See below to purchase your copy of the third edition of The Religious Potential of the Child by Sofia Cavalletti. 


Katy Beedle Rice joins us on the podcast today to discuss Ch. 7 of The Religious Potential of the Child on Prayer.  She speaks about how the 3-6 year old child prayer, how we as adults can foster that prayer life, the importance of kerygma and silence and so much more!


Katy is a Level 1 and Level 2 formation leader with CGSUSA. She currently lives in Boise, Idaho, with her husband and three children, and volunteers as a catechist for children ages 3-12 in several atria in the Boise area. In May 2017 she graduated from Aquinas Institute of Theology in St. Louis, Missouri with a Masters in Pastoral Studies with a concentration in the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd. In 2021 Katy received her certification as a Montessori Guide for 3 to 6 year-old children.


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Download study questions for Religious Potential of the Child for your book study!


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This week we are lifting up our Benefactor Member- Mustard Seed Training is a small group of home-based Christian artisans in Northeast Ohio who pray for the recipient while making these materials for children and families.

Mustard Seed Training has been approved by The United States Association of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd to partner as a vendor member.

All CGS materials are supplied unfinished allowing the catechist to finish them in accordance with the CGS Method. In addition, our artisans commit to the following:

  • Use furniture-grade birch plywood
  • Use 3/8″ wood with joints instead of 1/4″ for sturdier dioramas
  • Keep popular materials in stock for faster shipping (for example our 2D & 3D figures)
  • Ship unassembled when possible to save you on postage
  • Produce made-to-order items within 6 weeks when not in stock
  • Choose eco-friendly shipping and printing supplies

“We hope the materials available here will assist you in completing your CGS atrium! It is an honor to serve your ministry.”

Feel free to contact Meagen Farrell at learn@mustseed.org or 216.973.4977 for:

  • Custom requests
  • Specific deadlines
  • Bulk items for retreats or materials making workshops



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