WHAT IS CATHOLIC CHARISMATIC RENEWAL?
"It's a personal experience of the presence and power of the Holy Spirit, who brings alive in new ways the graces of our baptism. The Holy Spirit not only sets on fire all that we have already received, but comes again in power to equip us with his gifts for service and mission.
"Charismatic Christianity is normal Christianity, because the Church herself is charismatic, and we were never supposed to live a Christian life without the full presence and power of the Holy Spirit. So the aim of the Renewal is to bring the life of the Holy Spirit into every part of the Church by bringing Him into the life of every Christian man and woman."
- Charles Whitehead KSG,
Former President of International Catholic Charismatic Renewal Services
How can I find out more?
CHARIS - NEW INTERNATIONAL SERVICE FOR CHARISMATIC RENEWAL
In Autumn 2018, CHARIS was created as the one single service for Catholic Charismatic Renewal worldwide. This brings together, in response to Pope Francis's request, all the different expressions of Charismatic Renewal within the Church as a "single current of grace", thus reinforcing unity. (See link beneath his picture for full text of Pope Francis's address to CHARIS)
BAPTISM IN THE HOLY SPIRIT
One of the reasons why Pope Francis called for the creation of CHARIS, the new one service for the Catholic Charismatic Renewal, was his desire that the whole Church come to experience the baptism in the Holy Spirit. He has always expressed very clearly this desire for a new Pentecost for the Church and the world. For more information, follow the links below.
Alton Day of Renewal