Monday, April 1, 2013

Catholic Montessori Album/Manual

 I've been very blessed to be able to use Elizabeth Papandrea's Catholic Montessori album in my home and with our co-op children last year. It is amazing what little one's are capable of comprehending and a joy to be able to share the faith with them. I always look forward to hearing the children's reflections on the presentations. It is so sweet to hear the words and thoughts that come straight from their heart. Pure, sweet, and often profound. Some of the presentations from Elizabeth's manual have become tradition in our home. The children love the preparation time of Advent when we gather round the Advent wreath and read the prophecies of the coming Messiah. As they've gotten older, the meaning and understanding of the presentations deepens within them, and they are delighted whenever they hear some of the recognized scripture at Mass.
 My family attends the Latin Mass also known as the Extraordinary Form, and I was absolutely excited that Elizabeth has included notes for both Ordinary and Extraordinary forms!

In an effort to streamline the process, I will be helping Elizabeth process the orders for her Catholic Montessori manual. Any inquiries for the manual can be sent to me at

You can also now purchase the albums with the click of a button through Paypal! Once payment is received, you will receive the pdf album via email within 24 hours!

 Elizabeth Papandrea's Catholic Montessori Album
$48 USD

Table of Contents

Introduction to the Atrium

Movement and Nomenclature

The Altar: Level One

The Altar: Level Two

The Altar: Level Three

The Altar: Level Four (The Tabernacle Genuflection)

Sign of the Cross

Liturgical Calendar

Preparation of the Cruets


Globe and Topographical Map

Puzzle Map

City of Jerusalem


Advent Celebration

Christmas Celebration

Liturgy of the Light

Pentecost Celebration


Prophecy of the Light

Prophecy of the Names

Prophecy of the City

Prophecy of the Mother

Prophecy of the Star

The Good Shepherd

The Good Shepherd

The Found Sheep

The Eucharistic Presence of the Good Shepherd

The Wolf and the Hireling

Parables of the Kingdom

The Mustard Seed

The Pearl of Great Price

The Leaven

The Hidden Treasure

The Wheat Seed

Paschal Parable: The Grain of Wheat

The Infancy Narratives

The Annunciation

The Visitation

The Nativity and Adoration of the Shepherds

The Presentation in the Temple

The Adoration of the Magi


Baptism: Level One- the Light and the White Garment

Baptism: Level Two- the Water and the Word

Baptism: Level Three-the Gestures and the Oils

The Mass

Preparation of the Chalice

The Cenacle

Gestures of Mass: Lavabo

Gestures of Mass: Concecration

Preparation to Hear the Gospel


Psalm 23:1

Psalm 23: 1-3

Hail Mary: Part One

Hail Mary: Part Two

Introduction to the "Our Father"



  1. I am so excited to see that you have her manual. I purchased her manual before she went digital on the Montessori swap group. Full colored pictures and drawings to help our family enjoy the liturgy even more. It really is hard to have a Catechesis of the Good Shepherd training to be official. Do you know if she has an online group like Karen Tyler does for Montessori albumns?

  2. Hello Holly,
    I don't believe that she does, but that's a great idea I'll pass on to her! Thanks for stopping by!

    1. Hi Holly and Susana,
      Thanks for the idea, I am giving it consideration, having an online group training of sorts. Presently, I am working on the 6-9 album and getting it ready for distribution, a large task. I should be more ready for something like this within the next year, possibly a good goal to have for 2015.

  3. what ages would you say that this is for...we are brand new to Montessori, like I just put together our first activity tray today...

  4. Hello Maggie!
    This album is geared toward ages 3-6. Having a large family, I've even included up to age 8 in the lessons though and they still loved them! :) Hope that helps!


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