The Teaching Journal for the Home, Parish and School

The Sower

The Sower is the journal to keep you in touch with contemporary currents of catechesis in the heart of the Church. Its patrons are Christoph Cardinal Schönborn, editor of the Catechism, Archbishop Vincent Nichols, Archbishop Bernard Longley, Archbishop Joseph Naumann, Bishop Mark Davies and Bishop William Lori.

For nearly a century The Sower has been of help and assistance in Catholic education. We offer creative ideas and methods to give you confidence in accessing and passing on the riches of the Faith in all its holiness, beauty and integrity.

We aim to be a vital resource of inspiration, encouragement and information for all who seek to grow, and to help others to grow, in their understanding of the Word of God.

Our contributors are experienced religious educators and teachers, associated with the international Catholic college of Maryvale Institute. They are committed to helping you hand on the riches of scripture and tradition whatever your teaching situation:

  • As a parent, the primary teacher of the Faith in the home.
  • As a priest, deacon or catechist, passing on the Faith in the parish.
  • As a teacher, working in Catholic primary and secondary schools.

It contains:

  • The Faith presented and explained in the light of the authentic teaching of the Church.
  • Practical help for those teaching scripture, the sacraments, liturgy, morality, doctrine and prayer.
  • Worksheets and photocopiable material.
  • Reflective, inspiring articles on Catholic teaching.
  • Relevant up-to-date research and scholarship giving best practice for teachers, priests and catechists.
  • Help in planning sessions and programmes.
  • Assisting you in your own formation as a teacher of the Faith


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