These small, hand sized figurines are created from molds made from Marianne's clay originals and are cast in unbreakable resin. They represent the figures in the Infancy and Paschal Narratives of Jesus and are used with scriptural texts about those events.
Originally designed to support the work of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS), a hands on method of faith formation for young children, Marianne has found that these figurines can also be used effectively with many other religious education programs. Presently, thousands of children use these in the US and in seven other countries around the world.
Although we offer the figurines painted, the National Office of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd requests that for this work, the primed and unpainted figurines be used. These are painted by the Catechists themselves, preserving the integrity of this method of faith formation.
For more information on the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, please go to: www.cgsusa.org