Associations and Movements

CHARIS, a small seed that is growing

The organism’s General Assembly was held prior to the event in the Paul VI Hall where Pope Francis spoke


It has now been more than four years since the founding of CHARIS, the body erected by the Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life to serve the current of grace of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal, and elections were held at the end of October for the new Moderator and the International Communion Service.

"Called, Transformed and Sent": together with Pope Francis 

The General Assembly was held during the days prior to the event "Called, Transformed and Sent", in which all the world's charismatic realities gathered with more than three thousand participants from different continents.  Pope Francis's speech at the event held in the Paul VI Hall is one that will serve as points for reflection for the life of the organism and all the charismatic realities that can identify themselves in it: an invitation to verify the work done so far, the "healthy state" of the Charismatic Renewal in the world, and its mission of evangelization, formation, promotion of charisms and service.

CHARIS, a small seed that will grow to serve “the good of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal"

In the days preceding the General Assembly, the Prefect of the Dicastery, Cardinal Kevin Farrell, was invited to celebrate the Eucharist on Tuesday, October 31. In his homily, the Prefect urged the organism to be patient and to wait trustingly at this time of change in leadership. Drawing on the Gospel of the day, the Prefect spoke of CHARIS as a small seed still at its beginnings, but one that the Lord will make grow as a fruitful tree full of branches, to serve "the good of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal" and help so many people "find a safe 'nest' in Jesus and the Church to live their vocation in a saintly manner".


07 November 2023