Live Streaming: Three opportunities to celebrate the Golden Jubilee Year!
Two hundred leaders from around the world will gather in Pittsburgh February 17 - 18, the actual anniversary of the Duquesne Weekend, to celebrate the Golden Jubilee of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal. If you wish to follow this event live stream please see below:
We invite all of you to the upcoming 50th Jubilee Conference of the Charismatic Renewal in Pittsburgh July 20-23, 2017. Now is the acceptable time, now is the Year of Jubilee. Come join the family reunion. Come unite with your brothers and sisters in the Lord; where rivers of living water flow leading us to recognize and cherish these charisms and to proclaim more than ever before with one voice, Jesus is Lord!
EWTN: Women of Grace Television Programs with Johnnette Benkovic
February 13 - 17, 2017 11 am and 11:30 pm, Eastern 10 am and 10:30 pm, Central
The Holy Father speaks about the 50th Anniversary of CCR
- During the In-flight press conference from Sweden
Thank you, Holy Father. This autumn has been marked by many ecumenical meetings with the traditional Churches: Orthodox, Anglican, and now the Lutheran Church. Yet the majority of Protestants in the world today are part of the Evangelical, Pentecostal tradition… I understand that on the Vigil of Pentecost next year there will be an event at Circus Maximus to celebrate to fiftieth anniversary of the Charismatic Renewal. You have had many initiatives – perhaps a first for a Pope – in 2014 with Evangelical leaders. What happened with those initiatives, and what is it you hope to achieve at the meeting next year? Thank you.
Pope Francis' reply
With these initiatives… I would say there were two kinds of initiative. One was when I went to the charismatic church in Caserta and along the same lines when I was in Turin and visited the Waldensian church. It was an initiative of reparation and to ask forgiveness because Catholics… part of the Catholic Church, did not act in a Christian way towards them. There it was necessary to ask for forgiveness and for wounds to be healed. The other initiative was dialogue, and this began in Buenos Aires. There, for example, we had meetings at Luna Park, which can hold 7,000 people. Three meetings of Evangelicals and Catholics in the context of the Charismatic Renewal, but also open… Events that lasted all day: a pastor would preach, an Evangelical bishop, a Catholic priest or bishop, alternating. During two of these meetings, perhaps in all three, although I am not sure, Father Cantalamessa, the preacher of the papal household, preached.
I think that this was something from previous pontificates, and my own time in Buenos Aires, and this benefitted us. We also had three day spiritual retreats for pastors and priests together, preached also by pastors and a priest or bishop. This proved helpful in the areas of dialogue, understanding, closeness, and work…above all work with those most in need. Together. And with great respect. This has to do with the initiatives that started in Buenos Aires; here in Rome I had some meetings with pastors…two or three so far. Some came from the United States and others from here in Europe.
You mentioned about the celebration organized by the ICCRS [International Catholic Charismatic Renewal Services], the celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of the Charismatic Renewal, which was ecumenical from the outset, and so it will be ecumenical in that sense… It will be celebrated in the Circus Maximus. I am due – if God lets me live that long – to give a talk there. I believe the event will last two days, but it is not yet organized. I know that it will be on the Vigil of Pentecost, and that I will address the event at some point. Concerning the Charismatic Renewal and regarding the Pentecostals: the word “Pentecostal”, the name “Pentecostal”, is today ambiguous, because it covers many things: many groupings, many ecclesial communities that are not the same, and sometimes even opposed. So it has to be clarified. The term has become so common as to be ambiguous. This is the case in Brazil, where it is widespread. The Charismatic Renewal was born – and one of its first opponents in Argentina was the very person who is speaking to you – because I was provincial of the Jesuits in that period when it got started there, and I prohibited Jesuits from getting involved. I also stated publicly that when there was a liturgical celebration, it had to be a liturgy and not a samba school. I said that. Today I believe the contrary, when things are well done. In Buenos Aires, once every year we celebrated Mass in the cathedral for the Charismatic Renewal Movement, and everyone came. In other words, I came to recognize the good that has come from the Renewal. And here we cannot forget the great figure, Cardinal Suenens, who had that prophetic and ecumenical vision.
It is with great joy that we announce the opening of the Registration to the CCR Golden Jubilee 2017 event.
Although the event budget is considerably very high, the Registration Fee requested to participate in the Jubilee event has been decided for a minimum of € 30,00 per participant. This decision follows Pope Francis' personal suggestion to establish, in faith, a minimum fee for this occasion - giving the opportunity for many to possibly take part in this event - trusting that every participant would be an advocate for this unique CCR Jubilee and will have the chance to be providentially generous, adding his/her own donation in the online registration form.
Currently it is only available in English. Other languages will be available in coming weeks. Thank you for your cooperation and generosity!
El pasado lunes 9 de mayo, el Comité Ejecutivo del Jubileo tuvo su habitual reunión mensual. Entre los muchos temas tratados, se sugirió la promoción de 12 vídeos con diferentes temas bíblicos que nos ayudarán en el viaje hacia un nuevo Pentecostés. Este proyecto está siendo preparado con un equipo técnico que trabaja duro para estar listo para el primer lanzamiento en junio del 2016. Usted será capaz de ver y meditar cada tema en nuestro sitio web, No se olviden de compartirlos con sus grupos de oración y comunidades.
AUDIENCIA PRIVADA DE CF E ICCRS CON EL SANTO PADRE LUNES 25 DE ABRIL DE 2016
En una reunión que duró más de una hora, el Santo Padre expresó su alegría de recibir a la Fraternidad Católica y al ICCRS, representantes de la Renovación Carismática Católica. Enfatizó que este es el tiempo del Espíritu. Dijo que estamos experimentando nuevas acciones del Espíritu y que podemos ver signos de ello en tantos lugares. Habló con entusiasmo del trabajo del Espíritu Santo en la búsqueda de la unidad de los cristianos.
El Santo Padre reflexionó sobre cómo en los últimos 50 años muchas cosas han cambiado en la Iglesia. Habló específicamente sobre el camino ecuménico. El Papa Francisco hizo hincapié en que el Espíritu Santo nos ha conducido durante muchos años hacia la unidad. Dijo que el Espíritu está pidiendo cosas nuevas y que debemos estar preparados para las sorpresas del Espíritu.
Enfatizó que el Gran Jubileo de la Renovación Carismática Católica, en Pentecostés 2017, debe ser ecuménico, no sólo para los carismáticos católicos. Hemos de reunir e incluir a todos los cristianos que quieran venir. El Santo Padre volvió a confirmarnos que estará con nosotros, que este es el tiempo en el que Dios está preparando algo grande. Después de tratar algunos temas prácticos sobre la organización, el Papa nos aseguró su presencia en la Vigilia de Pentecostés para orar juntos por un Nuevo Pentecostés en la Iglesia. Nos animó a seguir adelante con coraje, preparados para encontrar las resistencias que tendremos que superar cuando se trata de alcanzar la unidad. El Santo Padre nombró a Michelle Moran y a Pino Scafuro para la misión de trabajar hacia el establecimiento de un solo servicio para una sola corriente de gracia. Luego tuvimos la oportunidad de orar con el Santo Padre en el poder del Espíritu Santo.
“Así muchos somos un cuerpo en el Cristo” (Rm 12:5). Estimados amigos, presentamos el equipo completo al servicio del Jubileo de Oro 2017 de la Renovación Carismática Católica: (de izquierda a derecha) Angela de Fatima Monteiro (Brasil), Pascale Debbane (Líbano), Oreste Pesare (Italia), Rohit Chelat (India), Fabiana Souza (Brasil). Gracias por mantenernos en sus oraciones!
El Comité Ejecutivo y el Comité de Jubileo se han reunido para actualizar los diferentes puntos.
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