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The Called & Gifted™ Discernment Process is a program developed by the Catherine of Siena Institute in 1993.


Called & Gifted is a three-part discernment process intended to help ordinary lay Catholics in the average parish discern their charisms.


Charisms, or spiritual gifts, are special abilities given to all baptized Christians by the Holy Spirit to give them the power both to represent Christ and to be a channel of God’s goodness for people (CCC, 798-801).


The Called & Gifted process presumes no knowledge of the gifts or background in discernment.


Discover God’s call for your life
God is calling you to a unique purpose in life, a work of love that only you can do.


Discern your charisms (spiritual gifts) and begin to discern God’s call. You have received gifts in Baptism and Confirmation through which God intends His love to reach others. Come and discover these charisms in you!

The Called & Gifted discernment process begins with a workshop presentation which includes Church teaching on the laity and lay apostleship, the nature of charisms, call and vocation, and how to undertake the process of discernment.

Learn the ancient teachings of the Church on how the charisms of the Holy Spirit work in your life and in the life of your parish community

Learn how discerning your charisms can change your life

Leran how discerning your charisms can change the world and help spread the Gospel