You are Called and Gifted!
Mary Mother of the Church is hosting a Called and Gifted Workshop on April 28 from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Explore the ancient teaching of the Church on how the gifts (or charisms) of the Holy Spirit work in your life and in the life of your parish. During this one-day workshop, you will learn the signs and characteristics of the most common charisms of the Holy Spirit.
What is a Charism?
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE TRADITIONAL SEVEN “GIFTS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT,” FRUITS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT,” AND CHARISMS?
There are gifts of the Holy Spirit that we are given to keep and gifts we are given to give away. The traditional “seven gifts of the Holy Spirit” and the “fruits” of the Spirit are gifts given to us to keep. They are part of our inner transformation as Christians and provide the inner “Christlikeness” necessary for the effective use of our charisms (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1830-1832). Charisms, on the other hand, are given to us to give away, and are one of the ways God continues to enter the wolrd through our assent and cooperation. They always benefit other people.