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ኦጐይታይ!

ኣፍስሶ ‘ንዶ ‘ቲ መንፈስካ

ኣፍስሶ ‘ንዶ‘ቲ መንፈስካ!




PRAYING OVER THE POPE


You were born of the will of the Spirit as “a current of grace in the Church and for the Church.” This is your definition: a current of grace.
















You, people of God,
people of the

Charismatic Renewal, be
careful not to lose the
freedom that the Holy Spirit has given you.

The danger for you  is that of excessive organization

When I think of you Charismatics, I think of a great orchestra, where every instrument is different from another and the voices are also different, but all are necessary for the harmony of the music, as Saint Paul says it in chapter XII of the First Letter to the Corinthians.

In the Assembly of the faithful I will raise my hands

TESTIMONY OF A POPE

As you perhaps know – because news spreads – in the first years of the Charismatic Renewal I did not like Charismatics much. And I said of them: “They seem like a school of samba!” I did not share their way of praying and the many new things that were happening in the Church. Afterwards, I began to know them and in the end I understood the good that Charismatic Renewal does to the Church. And this story, which goes from the “school of samba” forward, ends in a particular way: a few months before taking part in the Conclave, I was appointed by the Episcopal Conference spiritual assistant of Charismatic Renewal in Argentina.


I expect from you that you share with all,

in the Church,

the grace of Baptism in the Holy Spirit

(expression that is read in the Acts of the Apostles)




OLYMPIC STADIUM ON JUNE 1, 2014

FULL TO CAPACITY WITH WORSHIPPERS




on June 1, 2014 it was full to capacity with 52,000






I expect from you that you share with all, in the Church, the grace of Baptism in the Holy Spirit (expression that is read in the Acts of the Apostles).

I expect from you an evangelization with the Word of God which proclaims that Jesus is alive and loves all men. Go out into the streets to evangelize, proclaiming the Gospel. Remember that the Church was born “in going forth” that Pentecost morning

I expect that you give witness of spiritual ecumenism with all those brothers and sisters of other Churches and Christian communities who believe in Jesus as Lord and Savior.

[I EXPECT FROM YOU] That you remain united in the love that the Lord Jesus asks of us for all men, and in the prayer to the Holy Spirit to come to this unity, necessary for evangelization in the name of Jesus. Remember that “the Charismatic Renewal is by its very nature ecumenical … Catholic Renewal rejoices over what the Holy Spirit carries out in the other Churches” (1 Malines 5, 3).

[I EXPECT FROM YOU THAT YOU] Be close to the poor, the needy, to touch in their flesh the flesh of Jesus. Be close, please! Be close to the poor and touch in their flesh the wounded flesh of Jesus.

[I EXPECT FROM YOU THAT YOU ] Seek unity in the Renewal, because unity comes from the Holy Spirit and is born of the unity of the Trinity. From whom does division come? From the devil! Divison comes from the devil. Flee from internal fights, please! They must not exist among us!

[I EXPECT FROM YOU THAT YOU] Let yourselves by led by the Holy Spirit, with that freedom and, please, do not cage the Holy Spirit! With liberty!


 
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THE HOLY FATHER’S ADDRESS TO THE CHARISMATIC CONVENTION

ROME, JUNE 1, 2014

Address delivered in Italian, Translation by Zenit.org

THE EVENT can be watched on video: click here

 

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 sang this song with so much joy and force, as you did today. Thank you! I felt at home!

I thank Renewal in the Spirit, the ICCRS and the Catholic Fraternity for this meeting with you, which gives me so much joy. I am grateful also for the presence of the first who had an intense experience of the power of the Holy Spirit; I believe that it was Patty, here … You, Charismatic Renewal, have received a great gift from the Lord. You were born of the will of the Spirit as “a current of grace in the Church and for the Church.” This is your definition: a current of grace.

What is the first gift of the Holy Spirit? The gift of Himself, who is love and makes you enamored of Jesus. And this love changes life. Because of this it is said: “to be born again to life in the Spirit.” Jesus said it to Nicodemus. You have received the great gift of the diversity of charisms, diversity that leads to the harmony of the Holy Spirit, to the service of the Church.

When I think of you Charismatics, the image of the Church herself comes to me, but in a particular way: I think of a great orchestra, where every instrument is different from another and the voices are also different, but all are necessary for the harmony of the music. Saint Paul says it in chapter XII of the First Letter to the Corinthians. Therefore, as in an orchestra, no one in the Renewal can think of being more important or greater than another, please! No one can say: “I’m the head.” You, as the whole Church, have only one head, only one Lord: the Lord Jesus. Repeat with me: who is the head of the Renewal? The Lord Jesus! Who is the head of the Renewal? [those present]: the Lord Jesus! And we can say this with the strength that the Holy Spirit has given us, because no one can say “Jesus is the Lord” without the Holy Spirit.

 


 
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Pope Francis' Comments and Address at Charismatic Renewal Convention

"You are dispensers of the grace of God, not controllers! Don't be a customs office to the Holy Spirit!"

Vatican City, June 03, 2014 (Zenit.org) | 697 hits

At 5 o’clock today June 1, the Holy Father went to Rome’s Olympic Stadium to meet with the participants in the 37thNational Convention of Renewal in the Holy Spirit (Rome, June 1-2, 2014). The event was organized by Renewal in the Spirit in collaboration with ICCRS (International Charismatic Catholic Renewal Services) and CFCCCF (Catholic Fraternity of Charismatic Covenant Communities and Fellowship). Several testimonies were presented to the Pope in the course of the meeting, which he commented on individually, before his address to those present. Following is a translation of Pope Francis’ words in response to the different testimonies and his final address.

 

 

 

 

WORDS OF THE HOLY FATHER

To Priests: To you priests, I wish to say one word: closeness - closeness to Jesus Christ in prayer and adoration. .click here . . .

To Young People: It would be sad if a young person kept his youth in a strongbox: such youth becomes old in the worse sense of the word. It turns into a wreck, is good for nothing. . . click here .

To Families: Families are the domestic Church, where Jesus grows, grows in the love of spouses; grows in the life of the children. It is because of this that the Enemy so attacks the family: . .click here .

To the Disabled: Brothers and sisters who suffer, who have an illness, who are disabled, are brothers and sisters anointed by the suffering of Jesus Christ; they imitate Jesus in the difficult moment of their cross, of their life.. . .

To the Elderly: I said to Salvatore that perhaps someone is missing, perhaps the most important: grandparents are missing! The elderly are missing, and they, the “old,” are the assurance of our faith. .    click here..

Prayer of the Pope: Lord, take care of your people in expectation of the Holy Spirit. Take care of young people, take care of families, take care of children, take care of the sick, take care of priests, consecrated men and women, take care of us Bishops, take care of all. . .click here .   Send your Spirit, o Lord, upon us! Amen

[Original text: Italian -  Translation by ZENIT]

 
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Release of Sudanese Mother in Death Row in Doubts

Only Courts, Not Government, Have Authority to Free Her

 

VATICAN CITY, June 02, 2014 (Zenit.org) - A lawyer has voiced skepticism that a

Meriem Ibrahim in Death Row

Sudanese mother convicted of 'apostasy' will be freed from death row by Sudan's government, which had reportedly pledged to liberate her.

Elshareef Ali Mohammed, a lawyer and part of the defense team for Meriam Ibrahim, said he has doubts because only a court has the authority to release her, not governme

nt officials, reported The Guardian.  The churches of Sudan have also called for her release, saying the death sentence violates the nation's constitution.

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POPE SPEAKS TO THE CHARISMATICS AS AN INSIDER

Francis Reminds Charismatic Catholics to Never Lose Freedom Given By Holy Spirit

Addresses 52,000 Members of "Renewal in the Spirit" in Rome's Olympic Stadium

VATICAN CITY, June 02, 2014 (Zenit.org) - Pope Francis has reminded a large group of charismatic Catholics never to lose the freedom given by the Holy Spirit through being administrators and “controllers” of God’s grace.

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