Called & Gifted Discernment Process

The path to discovering your charisms!

For the first time ever, the Called & Gifted Discernment Process is being offered exclusively for the Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney.


The Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney has invited the Catherine of Siena Institute to deliver the Called & Gifted™ Discernment Process to clergy, religious and the lay faithful of the Archdiocese.

The process is designed to help Christians discern the presence of charisms in their lives. Charisms, or spiritual gifts, are special abilities given to all Christians by the Holy Spirit to give them power both to represent Christ and to be a channel of God’s goodness for people.

This offering is unique, as the coaches of the Catherine of Siena Institute in Colorado Springs (United States), will be hosting the sessions especially for our Archdiocese, at a time convenient for us in the Southern Hemisphere.


  • Eight online sessions (live presentations via Zoom)
    • 4 workshop sessions
    • 4 in-depth discernment sessions
  • One personal gifts interview (via Zoom)
  • One Complete Resource Manual (to be sent to you in the post)
  • One-time use of the inventory: results are emailed and available online for one year
  • Six months access to the online videos
The Called & Gifted Discernment Process consists of three parts. All three parts are necessary for discovering where you are uniquely gifted.

PART ONE – Called & Gifted Workshops

Four online presentations delivered live by an instructor from the Catherine of Siena Institute.

These sessions lay the foundation for the beginning of discernment. During the initial Called & Gifted workshop series the participants will take the Catholic Spiritual Gifts Inventory.

* Monday 7 August
* Monday 14 August
* Monday 21 August
* Monday 28 August

Each session takes place between 7:30pm and 9:00pm

PART TWO – Personal Gifts Interview

You will schedule a personal one-hour interview with a trained expert from the Catherine of Siena Institute. During the interview, you will:

  • look at your inventory results.
  • listen to your experiences of being used by God.
  • recognise patterns in your life that may indicate the presence of a charism.
  • choose one charism to discern.
  • find a way to “experiment” with that gift in the context of your real life.
  • answer your personal questions about specific charisms or discernment.

One hour, between Monday 4 September and Sunday 8 October 2023

PART THREE – In-depth Discernment

Four online sessions facilitated by an instructor from the Catherine of Siena Institute.

The in-depth discernment helps participants to begin discernment in the real world. It will teach you how to develop charism experiments, evaluate your results, and identify ways you learned to control life as a child that get in the way of using your charisms as an adult.

* Monday 9 October
* Monday 23 October
* Monday 6 November
* Monday 20 November

Each session takes place between 7:30pm and 9:00pm

This offering is for members of the clergy, religious and lay faithful of the Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney, and is limited to those aged 18 years and above.

Cost: $135.50 + booking fees. Places are limited.

Register now

For more information on Called & Gifted, visit the website of the Catherine of Siena Institute.