Author Credentials

Sister Kathryn Jennings, O.S.B.

Date of Award


Document Type

Research Paper

Superseded Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education (Special Religious Education)

Colleges & School

Cardinal Stritch College

Degree Granted By

Cardinal Stritch College

First Advisor

Sister Sheila Haskett, O.S.F.

Library of Congress Subject Heading

Children with disabilities--Religious life; Children with mental disabilities--Education; Children with mental disabilities--Religious life;Religious education;Religious education of children


This study was undertaken to investigate the growth in a sense of community in developmentally disabled children through prayerful catechesis and celebration of reconciliation on both the penance readiness and penance preparation level. Its effectiveness will be determined by comparing pre-test and post-test results of the child's understanding of community presented in 10 lessons and culminated in the celebration of reconciliation, as well as daily assessment of the subjects' responses to evaluation activities.


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