For Mind & Memory is a response to a need for a simple, cheap and comprehensive basic collection of prayers and outlines on which an elementary catechesis can be developed.
The booklet is valuable as resource in the classroom, and as a handy compendium at home in the family circle. Each family will discover its own preferences for use at prayer-time, and children can be encouraged to make their own selection for learning, in addition to the basic common prayers.
Memorisation has always played an important part in Christian catechesis. It is part of that process by which believers ‘put on Christ’ and form His mind deeply within them. There is, of course, much more to catechesis and prayer than memorised formulas, but the prayers and teachings implanted in the memory in youth accompany us throughout our lives. They are always on hand, and we know from personal experience how they can lead on spontaneously to deeper prayer, to contemplation and union with God.