Charismatic Prayer Group

A spirit-led group of song and praise. 

The Catholic Charismatic Renewal as it exists today is the outgrowth from a retreat held from 17 to 19 February 1967 by several faculty members

and students from Duquesne University, a Catholic university in Pittsburgh operated by the Congregation of the Holy Spirit (a Catholic religious order founded in France in 1703). Many of the students - though not all - claimed to have experienced a movement of God’s Spirit called being “baptized in the Holy Spirit.” The professors had previously been “baptized in the Spirit” a week or two before. Believers felt that "God’s action" was also prepared for in a very human way by the students’ prayerful preparation in reading the Acts of the Apostles and a book entitled The Cross and the Switchblade. What happened quickly spread to graduate students and professors at the University of Notre Dame and others serving in campus ministry in Lansing, Michigan. The movement was given a major endorsement by Léo Joseph Cardinal Suenens (1904–1996), a leading cardinal in the Catholic Church and one of four moderators of the Second Vatican Council.

We meet every Thursday at 7:00 pm at Immaculata Monastery, 300 No. 18th St.
Contact person is Fran Wolff, 402-371-1947