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January 2014

My talk will only skim over this very deep topic.  In the words of Juan Ruiz, Cursillo National Hispanic Coordinator “A Cursillo de Cursillo is required to fully discuss the charism of the Cursillo in Christianity Movement”.  I will try to share some important points about this topic.
In order to begin this topic we have to focus on the definition of Charism.  The dictionary tells us the meaning is “gift” “present” which is equivalent to “grace” “appeal” or “vocation”.  It’s practically synonymous of “functions and activities”.

“The charisms are, therefore, the effects of the Spirit of God in the believer, which can never be demanded by man, nor can they be provided by the official bodies of the church, nor can they be achieved by the reception of the sacraments.”
The Catechism of the Catholic Church defines Charisma in Section 799 as “a specific gift or grace of the Holy Spirit which directly or indirectly benefits the Church, given in order to help a person live out the Christian life, or to serve the common good in building up the Church.”

Click here read the teaching in full.

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