The Church has formally recognized the Cursillo Movement’s own charism that characterizes, identifies and distinguishes it from other movements, associations and communities of the Church.
Description of a Charism from the Catechism
"Whether extraordinary or simple and humble, charisms are graces of the Holy Spirit, which directly or indirectly benefit the Church, ordered as they are to her building up, to the good of men, and to the needs of the world." (CCC, 799)
"Charisms are to be accepted with gratitude by the person who receives them and by all members of the Church as well." (CCC, 800).
"They are a wonderfully rich grace for the apostolic vitality and for the holiness of the entire Body of Christ, provided they really are genuine gifts of the Holy Spirit and are used in full conformity with authentic promptings of this same Spirit, that is, in keeping with charity, the true measure of all Charisms (cf. 1 Cor 13) "(CCC, 800).
From Charism to Movement
"By their nature, charisms are communicative and give rise to that "spiritual affinity among persons" and to that friendship in Christ which is the origin of "movements". The passage from the original charism to the movement happens through the mysterious attraction that the founder holds for all those who become involved in his spiritual experience..." extract from address of Pope John Paul II with the Ecclesial Movement. Click here to read Pope John Paul II's address.
Study of the Charism
What is intended with this work is to attempt to reach every reader who wants to know “the” truth of the Charism of “Cursillo” as it was inspired by the Holy Spirit. It is a schematic display of the facts and events that occurred, and by being linked and united, compose an “echo” of our Lord Jesus Christ in that time and place, that still lasts today as the Cursillo in Christianity Movement.
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