Offering for Schools

Discern your Charisms and Discover your Vocation [3 hours - interactive]

This workshop is an introduction to discerning our Baptismal Vocation through the discernment of charisms [spiritual gifts].

We have all heard that God has a plan for our lives, but sometimes it is hard to find the road map. This presentation looks at the ‘clues’ God had given us for finding our path. Some of these clues are provided for us though the gifts [charisms] we receive at Baptism. These are discerned in the context of the situation in which we live and the teaching of the Church.

Useful for teachers in discovering their own gifts and nurturing the gifts of their students. This workshop encourages collaboration and celebrates diversity.

Caroline Chisholm: Prophet of the Laity [3 Hours or tailored to suit needs]

Learn about this remarkable Australian pioneer and discover how her life is a model for the Lay Vocation. Married, mother of nine, advocate for women and family, involved in the central issued of her day which are still burning issued in society today. And motivated by faith.

The principles that motivated her were the same principles identified by Pope Leo XIII in the great social justice encyclical  Rerum Novarum, written 16 years after her death. A century later, Pope John Paul II wrote an apostolic exhortation on the laity – it could have been written about Caroline Chisholm.

The workshop introduces participants to Caroline’s own writings and includes interactive activities in creating a holistic picture of her life and work.

A lively and engaging presentation about a truly remarkable woman.

Women with a Heart for God’s People [3 Hours or tailored to suit needs]

An introduction to some remarkable women. Some recognised as saints by the Church, others not yet there. These include: Caroline Chisholm, Dorothy Day, Catherine of Siena, Mary Glowrey. These women were adept at reading ‘the signs of the times’. They saw social problems and they came up with practical solutions. Revolutionary in their own time they continue to challenge us today.

The workshop introduces participants to themes in the lives of these women and includes interactive activities in creating a holistic picture of their  life and work.