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Catholic Charismatic Renewal

Catholic Charismatic Renewal has been characterized not so much as a movement but rather as a stream of spirituality running through the believers’ universe. It has found expression in spiritual growth groups who are given to prayer and meditation about the Scriptures. They invoke the Holy Spirit to experience its power and its “gifts of growth and hope.” In this aim, Charismatic Renewal intends to recover the primordial apostolic community's spirituality, according to which the descent of the Holy Spirit was a source of knowledge and spiritual renewal. Just as it used to happen within primordial communities, renewal moments of prayer are characterized by events such as “speaking in tongues,” prophecies, and healings.

Catholic Charismatic Renewal represents a Catholic version of the wider religious awakening that ...

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