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ST. FAUSTINA AND THE HOLY SPIRIT

ST. FAUSTINA AND THE HOLY SPIRIT

This article is used with permission from divinemercy.org After the Holy Spirit descended upon the apostles at Pentecost, they were not afraid. They were filled with holy boldness. The Catechism of the Catholic Church states: “Through His grace, the Holy Spirit is the first to awaken faith in us and to communicate to us the […]

Why I Believe in Jesus

Why I Believe in Jesus

By Colin LaVergne: I was raised in a home where there was no religious faith. Both my brothers are atheists, and my dad was until he died. My mom would never really talk about her beliefs. In college, I was led to the Lord and baptized in the Spirit. I had already made a commitment […]

A NEW PENTECOST STARTS WITH YOU

A NEW PENTECOST STARTS WITH YOU

As the Catholic Charismatic Renewal approaches its Jubilee year in 2017, the National Service Committee has designated this year as the Year of Unity. Deacon Dennis Chlebeck, the archdiocesan liaison to the charismatic renewal, spoke at our annual meeting in January. Here is an excerpt of his comments: “God really wants the Renewal to rise […]

By February 12, 2015 0 Comments More Information →

CALLED TO BE SALT AND LIGHT

In Mathew’s gospel (Ch. 5) Jesus teaches us in the Sermon on the Mount who is blessed in the Kingdom of God. He then tells us about the responsibility of those who are blessed: You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt has lost its taste, with what can it be seasoned? […]

A HOLY SPIRIT-FILLED CHRISTMAS

A HOLY SPIRIT-FILLED CHRISTMAS

It is important to recognize that the Holy Spirit was involved in every step of the Christmas story. This holiday season, pay closer attention to the Spirit’s work in the miracle of the Incarnation. Luke sheds a light on the work of the Holy Spirit in his gospel. His account of the birth of Jesus […]

By November 29, 2014 0 Comments More Information →
The Charism School & Miracle Healing Service

The Charism School & Miracle Healing Service

Concerned at what he had seen as a diminishing use of the charisms within the Catholic Charismatic Renewal in the West, Damian Stayne, founder of Cor et Lumen Christi, a small Roman Catholic lay community, launched a new program on how to grow in the charisms, which has proved very popular and effective with different groups around the world.

By September 9, 2014 0 Comments More Information →
Charismatics pray for personal experience of Pentecost

Charismatics pray for personal experience of Pentecost

Charismatic praise, including praying in other tongues and raising hands in worship, was foreign to Allen Illgen. But he decided to attend the Archdiocesan Catholic Charismatic Renewal Office’s rally, “The Lavish Gifts of God” held Aug. 9 in Eagan, because he had experienced the power of the Holy Spirit and wanted to learn more about the Spirit’s gifts.

Pentecost: Mobilization of the Church

Pentecost: Mobilization of the Church

By Peter Herbeck: At a gathering in Rome with Catholic charismatics in early June, Pope Francis characterized the outpouring of the Holy Spirit as a realgrace for our Church. The focus of the Church these days is the New Evangelization; everyone is trying to enter into it. At the first Evangelization at Pentecost, the outpouring […]

Pope Francis speaks to the Renewal in Rome

Pope Francis speaks to the Renewal in Rome

Dear brothers and sisters! I thank you so much for your welcome. No doubt someone told the organizers that I very much like this song, “The Lord Jesus Lives” . When I celebrated holy Mass in Buenos Aires with the Charismatic Renewal, after the consecration and after a few seconds of adoration in tongues, we […]

Books and Materials

Books and Materials

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