Tuesday, 13 February 2007

Life in the Spirit

'I'm calling on people to hold seminars of New Life in the Spirit...' (Fr. Cantalamessa)
Goodnews magazine - front cover of current issueWe've begun our seminars today on Life in the Spirit, a call within the Church to surrender ourselves in a deeper way to the action of the Holy Spirit, through conversion and faith in God's grace - as well as a means of receiving the charisms of the Spirit that were made possible for us in baptism. The papal preacher, Fr. Raniero Cantalamessa, commited himself to the Holy Spirit in a particular way as a priest when he came across some students who suggested they pray for him, and he said it has rejuvenated his faith. We had engaging talks from Kristina Cooper, the editor of the National Catholic Charismatic Renewal's magazine Good News, as well as Fr. Angelus, a Franciscan Friar of the Renewal based in their community in Canning Town, East London. The Franciscan Friars are always wonderfully on fire for God, and can certainly teach us a thing or two about growing in our spiritual lives...

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