Workshop Instructions:

  • Login to your Catechetical Institute account at
  • Enter the Discerner Formation Track.
  • Select the blue “Monastic” link to begin the workshop.
  • This workshop should be completed by the end of Week 26.
  • Plan on talking with your mentor and critical friend at the end of the workshop.
  • As you complete workshop tasks, ONLY USE THE BLUE “SAVE” BUTTON. Please do not send your responses to your mentor after every task.
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  • Please hit the “send workshop to mentor for final review” button once you have finished the workshopto send your responses to your mentor.
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  • We hope this workshop is fruitful for you! If you have any comments or questions, please feel free to reach out to us!


Check our “Day in the Life” video series (available here)

While watching the videos, keep the following questions in mind and feel free to discuss them with your mentor or formation companion:

  • How do the different communities live out the practices you learned about in this workshop?
  • What is the horarium from the video you watched? Is it similar to or different from the communities?
  • Is there a community whose way of life seems more attractive to you than others? Why do you think that is?