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Matthew Price

Matthew Price

Thursday, 20 May 2010 13:03

Interview with Charles Whitehead

Charles, what would you like to see happen in CCR over the next ten years?

Charles WhiteheadI think I would like to see CCR become what it is supposed to be — I don’t think we have quite got there yet. It is a move of the Spirit. As such, I believe that it is meant to flow into every part of the life of the Church. It needs to be in parishes, and therefore in dioceses, in seminaries — I think it needs to be everywhere with its simple message of living the Christian life in the power of the Holy Spirit, and using the gifts of the Spirit.

Tuesday, 18 May 2010 14:56

Catholic Charismatic Sites - Other

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Tuesday, 18 May 2010 14:55

Catholic Charismatic Sites - USA

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Tuesday, 18 May 2010 14:55

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Monday, 17 May 2010 16:40

Web Links

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Monday, 17 May 2010 15:25

Miriam Markis

MiriamMiriam Markis first encountered Catholic Charismatic Renewal in 1995 and is now the Administrator of the CCR Centre and a coordinator of CCR. She has extensive experience as a law clerk and most recently, in office management. Miriam is the leader of "Emmaus" Prayer Group which meets at the CCR Centre; is the Victorian representative on the National Service committee for CCR, and is part of the Healing Prayer Ministry.
Friday, 14 May 2010 23:30

Gifts of the Spirit

For the early Christians, the Holy Spirit was experienced as a real power in their lives. The Holy Spirit empowered them to continue the work of Jesus. When a person received the Holy Spirit, they experienced a very real difference in their lives — and others noticed it. That is still true today.

Although all Christians receive the Holy Spirit through Baptism, God’s Spirit works in many ways in the world, in both Christians and non-Christians. Yet the experience of being ‘baptised in the Spirit’ is a time of entering a deeper spiritual dimension. Similarly, St Teresa of Avila describes a person entering her ‘Fourth Mansion’: “Supernatural experiences begin here” (Interior Castle 4.1.1).

Those who experience this deeper infilling, or new outpouring, of God’s Spirit usually begin to discover new spiritual gifts. Some of these are:

  • The Gift of Prophecy:
    The ability to sense what God is saying to a group or an individual, and to pass on that message. This usually takes the form of encouragement, comfort, hope or exhortation.
  • The Gift of Praying in Tongues:
    This is a way of praying without words — a form of contemplative prayer that is very useful in personal prayer and in prayer ministry. It enables the person praying to focus on God without worrying about finding the right words.
  • Gifts of Healing:
    There seem to be a variety of gifts given by the Spirit to enable people to be instruments of God’s healing through prayer.

Paul describes some of the gifts of the Spirit in 1 Corinthians 12, but the Spirit works in many ways. The Spirit also empowers people to move into new roles of service and ministry to others. In all case, the gifts are given to serve others. God works through people, and these gifts help spread his goodness in the world.

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