The mission of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal is to educate believers into the totality of the declaration of the gospels. This is done by a personal relationship with Jesus Christ; a personal relationship with Jesus is encouraged by the Charismatic Renewal. The Charismatic is encouraged to talk to Jesus directly and search for what The Lord is saying so that his life will be one with Him and to walk in the Fruit of the Spirit in Galatians 5:22-23. This is what the Charismatic understands by giving his life to Jesus.
The movement began in the Catholic Church following a retreat held from 17 to 19 February 1967 by several faculty members and students from Duquesne University, a Catholic university in Pittsburgh. Many of the students claimed to have experienced a movement of God’s Spirit called “being baptized in the Holy Spirit.” What happened quickly spread to graduate students and professors at the University of Notre Dame and others serving in campus ministry. The movement was given a major endorsement by Léo Joseph Cardinal Suenens (1904–1996), a leading cardinal in the Catholic Church and one of four moderators of the Second Vatican Council.
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