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.
PRAYER CAMPAIGN PENTECOST 2019
Vatican City 11th March 2019
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, recently once more at the end of the mass for World Youth Day in Panama.
In order to prepare for this new Pentecost, CHARIS is launching a big prayer campaign from the beginning of March. This campaign is simple and accessible to everyone. Each month (March, April, May) an address will be given by Father Raniero Cantalamessa, the Ecclesiastical Assistant to CHARIS, who will prepare us to open our hearts for a new outpouring of the Spirit.
Here is the link with the first teaching of this campaign: LINK
Second teaching of the prayer campaign LINK
Please spread the word about this initiative to those around you, in your prayer groups, your communities, your schools of evangelization… Be faithful in prayer so that the next Pentecost really does mark the start of a renewal of the whole Church in the Holy Spirit.
Jean-Luc MoensModerator of CHARIS
Alton Day of Renewal
Contact: Alastair Emblem Tel: 01252 714809 email: alastairemblem at yahoo.co.uk (replace at with @)
Alton Day of Renewal
2 videos summarising the first 50 years of Catholic Charismatic Renewal, (1) featuring Popes John XXIII, Paul VI, John Paul II and Benedict XVI
(2) featuring Ralph Martin, Kevin and Dorothy Ranaghan.
"Exploring the roots of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal." from Pope Leo XIII to Pope John XXIII, with Patti and Al Mansfield and David Mangan.