Dear Partner in Ministry,
Benziger has been involved in religious education since 1792, when Joseph
Benziger first began selling devotional books in the small village of
Einsiedeln, Switzerland. Much has changed in 220 years, but one constant that
has remained is the tradition RCL Benziger has maintained by providing the best
in Catholic religious education.
with our tradition, heritage, and experience, we continue to move forward with
a changing world and all of its challenges.
Be My Disciples
2012 begins, we at RCL Benziger often ask the question, “What would the world
be like if it was filled with Christ’s disciples?” It is this question that
drives us to produce the type of engaging and enriching curriculum content you
see in Be My Disciples.
Be My Disciples is a Christ-centered and truly Balanced Approach to catechesis. It offers
an exciting exploration of our Catholic faith, using a holistic scope and
sequence to help young people see ALL of life through the eyes of faith. This
program uses Doctrine, Scripture, Tradition and Spirituality to lead Catholic
children and their families to grow in their conversion to Jesus Christ, accept
the demands of discipleship, and empower children and their families to answer
Jesus’ call to discipleship.
invite you to request a free review pack for this new program at BeMyDisciples.com. We think you’ll be as excited by its
possibilities as we are!
Our Catholic Heritage
revision of the popular “This is Our Faith Heritage” program, Our Catholic Heritage serves as a
primer for children who are being initiated into the life of the Church.
Following the directives of the General Directory
for Catechesis, it uses the RCIA’s initiatory approach, prescribed by the
U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, to both evangelize and catechize new
learners in the intermediate grade levels.
is an important catechetical need, and we intend to help you meet it!
To prepare for the implementation of the Roman Missal, Third Edition, we have
updated student books for Blest Are We, Faith and Word editions (grades
1-8); Faith First Legacy edition (grades K-8); and Bendecidos
bilingual edition (grades 1-6). Additionally, the student texts for all of our
sacrament programs have been revised in both the English and bilingual
It’s a digital age
new website, BeMyDisciples.com, provides a wealth of support and materials for
catechists, program leaders, parents, and children. You will find stories of
discipleship using video and blogging, helpful links, and additional content.
One new feature in particular, “Sister Rose Goes to the Movies,” helps parents
to be aware of film content issues and helps them raise true “digital
disciples.” In addition, several other products, such as Apprentices in Faith and Faith
Connection, are offered in digital form to save time and money for your
are incredibly proud of the RCL Benziger legacy in religious education and
spiritual formation, and we are committed to upholding that legacy in all we
to you in the great work you do for the Church!
Peter M. Esposito
Our Mission Statement
RCL Benziger is a team of resourceful and
creative people dedicated to providing the Catholic community with the
highest quality products, programs, and services which are rooted in the
Christian faith. We are customer focused and committed to enriching the
lives of individuals, families, and communities worldwide. We value
integrity, respectful collaboration, enthusiasm, and sound business