Sign & Symbol Word And Song

Sign & Symbol Word And Song

by Amy Florian
     
 

From lighting the Advent wreath to singing around a birthday cake, children delight in ritual. Ritual touches upon mystery, and, as author Amy Florian explains, it "defines and expresses who we are, what we believe, to whom we belong, and our relationship with others." All too often however, catechists and teachers find it difficult to create meaningful ritual for…  See more details below

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From lighting the Advent wreath to singing around a birthday cake, children delight in ritual. Ritual touches upon mystery, and, as author Amy Florian explains, it "defines and expresses who we are, what we believe, to whom we belong, and our relationship with others." All too often however, catechists and teachers find it difficult to create meaningful ritual for children. Sign & Symbol, Word & Song makes it easy.

The first half of the book teaches the basics, defining ritual and exploring its purpose, shape, and components. Florian gives ideas for connecting classroom rituals to the catechumenal process and the liturgical year. The second half of the book contains sample rituals ready to use as they stand, or perfect for adapting to fit individual circumstances.

Whether a seasoned master teacher or a first-year volunteer, Sign & Symbol, Word & Song will bring catechists and teachers the help needed for preparing and celebrating meaningful rituals-connecting children to their Catholic identity, and immersing them in the symbols, gestures, and meaning of ritual life.

Author Biography: Amy Florian is a liturgy and bereavement consultant and the head of liturgy preparation at Holy Family Parish in Inverness, IL, where she is also the facilitator of Widowed Support. She holds a graduate degree in pastoral studies from Loyola Univeristy in Chicago.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780877937067
Publisher:
Ave Maria Press
Publication date:
01/01/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
124
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.26(d)

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