What will decide our mission is whether or not we have the "creative fidelity" to our charism
that Vita Consecrata calls us to, to respond to the needs of our times.
points to Clare's originality and responsibility for the unfolding of the Franciscan charism
in the first decades of its existence.
Many orders started lay associations in the years after the Second Vatican Council (1962-65), with Pope Paul VI's directive to religious institutes to "re-found" themselves, getting back to the charisms
of their founders (although you can find lay associates as far back as the 12th century).
It is anomalous, however, that a charism
be imposed by law on all those who are called to the priesthood.
For Ashwood, the agregee program is a way for women who share the charism
of the Sisters of St.
offers after school and summer programs that focus on helping children with homework and other school activities as well as to encourage positive behavior to keep students on the right path.
Beyond Our Lights and Shadows: Charism
and Institution in the Church
He imagines a church that has recovered its New Testament charism
and passion, a church that celebrates the ministries of all the baptized, a church "so salty and so yeasty that it really would be missed if it were not around.
I was disappointed when he was moved from the parish to become president of Catholic Extension, but I see that his charism
is working the same magic there.
He contextualizes Catholic lay ministry within a broad historical and theological vista, providing a foundation in trinitarian theology, Christology, a pneumatological theology of charism
, and a description of the evolution of ministry from the early church up to the post-Second Vatican Council Church.
Francis himself), and papal interventions are almost an essential part of the Franciscan's perennial charism
We often tend to understand the word charism
to mean a particular spiritual gift given by God to a person for the good of a religious institution like a church, a synagogue, a temple, or a mosque.