From Light to More Light, God’s Plan and You!

by Amy Law

Inspired by the work of Dr. Sofia Cavalletti (1917-2011), a Hebrew scripture scholar and Gianna Gobbi (1919-2002), a student of Maria Montessori, this book “From Light to More Light, God’s Plan and You!” highlights just some of their work with young children in Rome. The children’s hands-on work with tangible materials helps to nurture their encounter with God and calls them to prayer.

Archbishop Richard Gagnon, President of Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops has endorsed this book and given his Imprimatur.
Archbishop Michael Miller, Archdiocese of Vancouver, BC affirms, “It is not only dogmatically sound but also thoroughly charming for adults, and I can imagine most effective for young children.”


“Forty years ago, when I came across a way of supporting faith formation in children through contemplative engagement with hands-on materials. This program, called the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, was developed by Sofia Cavalletti and Gianna Gobbi in Rome more than sixty years ago. It has slowly and quietly spread around the world, to 37 countries.”

— Susan Perna, 作者 of “From Light to More Light”


Book description

Have you ever wondered how to share your childhood story of Creation from the book of Genesis with our children today?

This book will help you facilitate the conversation of Creation in the Bible. The message in this book and in these materials helps to draw children into a deep reflection on Creation and God’s Plan. After working with Creation, they often gratefully proclaim, “We have an awesome God!”.


Bishop William McGrattan and Susan Perna

Bishop William McGrattan, Diocese of Calgary, Alberta joyfully reflects on Creation and The Plan of God!

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Book size: 11″x8.5″, 52 pages

語言 s: English/Chinese Bilingual; English/French Bilingual

Intended readers: Children of all ages, parents, grandparents of the Domestic Church

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About the author

Susan Perna, a founding board member for the Good Shepherd Association of Canada, served for many years as the Formation Director and has given adult courses across Canada as well as represented Canada at the International Consiglio of thirty-seven countries in Rome. Susan served twenty years as the director and founder of Mary Help of Christians Atrium, St. Benedict Parish, Toronto which is now the longest operating Atrium in all of Canada. She has opened and directed in several other Atria across Ontario and now serves children at Pro- Cathedral of the Assumption, North Bay.

Living and loving this work for over forty years has given Susan a great opportunity to use her mind, her hands and her heart to help make the world a better place. She knows that reading this book will help you respond to God’s plan for you and your family!



As parents, all of us have had hopes and plans for our children. These have often been in our minds and hearts even before our children were born. God’s plan for each of us and all of our children began before Creation.

In the beginning, God has had a plan and since forever, you have been in his plan. 

Before you were born, God worked and lovingly created for billions and billions and billions of years. God had everything God needed to make and create everything. 

God created light and God created you! Read how to live in his growing light and help bring this message to your children.



“This book was inspired by a presentation on Creation that had been an experimental material offered to 3-6 year-old children in the founding Rome atrium, for the Catechesis of The Good Shepherd, over fifty years ago. It was later removed from the Level I atrium canon of presentations and materials when Sofia Cavalletti and Gianna Gobbi realized that a reflection on Creation in the atrium is best saved for the child of 6-9, along with the moral exhortations of Jesus, which we call the “maxims,” and which are also found in this book.
Still, the book tells a very true and beautiful story that can serve the “domestic church”, especially in a family with multiple aged children.”

— Rebekah Rojcewicz is a catechist, formation facilitator, and a member of the Board of the International Consiglio for CGS.

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