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New wine new wineskins: revisiting Catholic sacramentality through the eyes of a child's spiritual being

Journal Article


Abstract


  • This theoretical paper discusses the spirituality of childhood within the context of Catholic sacramentality, specifically the child’s experience of the Sacrament of Eucharist. The authors argue that readiness for a child’s reception of the Eucharist needs to take into account the spiritual being of the child, as well as the child’s cognitive capacity to grasp the meaning of the Eucharist. Future research directions arising from this theoretical paper are discussed in the conclusion.

UOW Authors


  •   Stoyles, Gerard J. (external author)
  •   Caputi, Peter
  •   Mackay, Nigel (external author)
  •   Lyons, Geoffrey C. (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2010

Citation


  • Stoyles, G. J., Caputi, P., Mackay, N. I. & Lyons, G. (2010). New wine new wineskins: revisiting Catholic sacramentality through the eyes of a child''s spiritual being. Journal of Religious Education, 58 (4), 36-44.

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/hbspapers/2317

Number Of Pages


  • 8

Start Page


  • 36

End Page


  • 44

Volume


  • 58

Issue


  • 4

Abstract


  • This theoretical paper discusses the spirituality of childhood within the context of Catholic sacramentality, specifically the child’s experience of the Sacrament of Eucharist. The authors argue that readiness for a child’s reception of the Eucharist needs to take into account the spiritual being of the child, as well as the child’s cognitive capacity to grasp the meaning of the Eucharist. Future research directions arising from this theoretical paper are discussed in the conclusion.

UOW Authors


  •   Stoyles, Gerard J. (external author)
  •   Caputi, Peter
  •   Mackay, Nigel (external author)
  •   Lyons, Geoffrey C. (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2010

Citation


  • Stoyles, G. J., Caputi, P., Mackay, N. I. & Lyons, G. (2010). New wine new wineskins: revisiting Catholic sacramentality through the eyes of a child''s spiritual being. Journal of Religious Education, 58 (4), 36-44.

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/hbspapers/2317

Number Of Pages


  • 8

Start Page


  • 36

End Page


  • 44

Volume


  • 58

Issue


  • 4