83: Part 1 – The Family in Lent with Gertrud Mueller Nelson

Feb 15, 2023 | The Good Shepherd and the Child | 0 comments

“You fixed all the limits of the earth; summer and winter you made.” Psalm 74:17 

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Gertrud Mueller Nelson joins us on the podcast to lift up many possibilities for families on how to live into the season of Lent in your homes, your domestic churches. Many of her ideas can be found in her book To Dance with God.  

Born in Germany in a German family and raised in Minnesota, Gertrud is an artist and writer whose work springs up here and there in clip art and essays. She also designs silver jewelry, makes stained glass windows, paper and wood sculptures and teaches, giving workshops and lectures internationally. The Jungian understanding and interpretation of Fairy Tales is another of her passions and a subject of one of her books: Here All Dwell Free.  

She helped build up the first Montessori school in the US and saw the beginnings of The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd coming to us in 1959. She is Montessori trained and studied at the Jung Institute in Zurich, and is known for her multiple books, especially “To Dance with God.” She cares passionately about the importance of living the liturgical cycle of the year with its richness of ceremony and ritual which bonds families in the mysteries of our faith and builds community in parish life. 



To Dance With God by Gertrud Mueller Nelson 


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