Mater Amabilis (MAH-tare Ah-MAH-bee-lease) translated from Latin means Mother Most Lovable and is a title of Our Lady in the Litany of Loreto (Mother Most Amiable). Mary, under the title of Mater Amabilis, is our patron and our model. The inspiration for the name comes from the Catholic parish of the same name in Ambleside, England where Charlotte Mason lived and worked. The Mater Amabilis™ curriculum is placed under the patronage of The Blessed Virgin Mary under the title Mater Amabilis and Blessed John Cardinal Newman. We are 100% faithful to the Magisterium of the Catholic Church.

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Mater Amabilis is a complete, Catholic Charlotte Mason homeschool curriculum. It relies on short lessons and living books as opposed to textbooks and workbooks. Students read these books and then narrate or “tell back” what they have read after a single reading.
Charlotte Mason believed that "An observant child should be put in the way of things worth observing," nurturing the mind with the best ideas in living books, and ensuring rich experiences and tools were "put in the way" of the child. MA seeks to spread a full feast of ideas before the student(s). This includes but is not limited to picture study, art, regular time spent in nature, music appreciation, map drill, hands-on science experiences, handicrafts, poetry recitation, and the singing of folk songs and traditional Catholic hymns in the home.

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Make sure to check out Amanda Vines' talk on The Hidden Power of Narration in Your Homeschool. Amanda serves on the Mater Ambilis Advisory Board.

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    • Kristi
      May 19, 2021 at 1:34 pm

      Mater Amabilis has been such a blessing to my family. First, for introducing me to the first truly Catholic philosophy of education I have encountered and second, for the wonderful curriculum and book lists that have encouraged my family to learn to love and love to learn the way God intended! With the mother in the home as primary educator and learning alongside her children.

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