Feb 15 2009
We are currently a very small family on a homeschooling and life journey together, praying that God’s will is fulfilled in our lives. We are traditional Catholics at heart, while exploring all the richness of the universal Church – Traditional Latin Mass, Eastern Rite, Orthodox, Novus Ordo, Jewish origins.
I have AMI Primary level Montessori certification as well as AMI Elementary training. Being that I am also a Catechesis of the Good Shepherd trained catechist and formation leader (course trainer), and most importantly a homeschool mom, I am what you could call the *black sheep* of the AMI Montessori world. On the one hand, I am a Montessori purist, and my outlook on life expresses that perfectly – respect for all life, all people of all ages. On the other hand, AMI would not consider me a purist – I respect their opinion while humbly disagreeing – they want to remove Montessori’s Catholicism from the practice of her observations – it just doesn’t work. Follow the child. (“And a little Child shall lead them.” “You must become as a little child to enter the Kingdom of Heaven.”) I offer my AMI elementary albums with online support at Keys of the Universe – Elementary Montessori Online Albums and Support.
Our main source of income is our website: Garden of Francis – Catholic, Montessori, Homeschool, Modesty and Homemaking. Stop over and browse around. With an assortment of items that are ready to be shipped and others that are made to your specifications. Order materials or clothing – or place special orders for whatever Montessori and homeschool materials you’re seeking. Product suggestions are always welcome!
God bless you!