“Listen to the Holy Spirit because he is giving people the good news that God loves them and can renew, purify and transform their lives.” – Pope Francis, 8th May 2013
"Charismatic Renewal is a great force at the service of the proclamation of the Gospel, in the joy of the Holy Spirit." - Pope Francis
"How could this 'spiritual renewal' not be a chance for the Church and the world? And how, in this case could one not take all the means to ensure that it remains so..." - Pope Paul VI, May 19, 1975
"I am convinced that this movement is a very important component of the entire renewal of the Church." - Pope John Paul II, December 11, 1979
What are the charisms of the Holy Spirit? Answers here
Frequently asked questions
about charisms, including:
What is the difference between the traditional "gifts of the Holy Spirit" and charisms?
How do charisms differ from natural talents?
Why should I discern my charisms?
Pope Francis reflects on the charisms
Why do I need the Gifts of the Holy Spirit?
What is the gift of tongues?
What is the gift of Prophecy?
What is the gift of healing?
RENEWAL IN THE HOLY SPIRIT
2017 marked the 50th anniversary of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal, an important movement in the Catholic Church which has refreshed the spiritual life of an estimated 160 million Catholics worldwide.
There were great celebrations in Rome with Pope Francis and over 50,000 Catholics of all ages from 127 countries, plus 819 clergy and many guests from other Christian churches.Jubilee website.
Some people still regard it with some suspicion, yet Charismatic Renewal is officially recognised under Canon law, and accepted by the Church Authorities as a valid work of the Holy Spirit and a source of great blessing for individuals and the Church as a whole.
Follow this link for an article on the history of Charismatic Renewal and an explanation of what the Pope calls "a particular gift of the Holy Spirit to the Church." Also, see other quotes from Popes and Church teachings at the bottom of this page.
For opportunities to find out more, come to the Wednesday evening Prayer Group. More details here.
Come, Holy Spirit! Fill the hearts of your faithful.