THE GIFTED (series summary)
THE GIFTED (Series): The series is about a group of spiritually gifted people who are called by God to come together to usher in change in the Church. At that time, pre-Reformation, the Church found herself battling internal difficulties within, born out of the omnipresent problem of sin that plagues us all and evermore. But circa 1340 (series time frame), most of the people could not understand Scripture, because it was read to them in Latin rather than their native tongue. Originally meant to be a protection to keep the Word sacred, it obviously became more of a barrier between the people and Christ.
So in the series plotline, we find out that this occurrence is no surprise to God. He's seen it coming, and has laid out the foundation and the plan to bring together a special group of people who have unique spiritual gifts listed in Corinthians--healing, faith, wisdom, discernment, prophecy, visions, miraculous powers. Father Piero, who has the gift of wisdom, is left an ancient manuscript that was illuminated with the portraits of the first three in the group--himself, Lady Daria, and Gianni, a knight of the Church. Recognizing Lady Daria when she comes to the convent to heal over her broken heart--and discovers she has the gift of healing--signals to him that the time is now; it's time to gather for the Gifted together and do what God has called them to do.